We are happy to announce that the Grove Bark Inn Gingerbread Doghouse Competition and Display was a wild success! We are proud to have supported such a fun event, which raised $6,500 for local animal welfare organizations!
Happy Holidays from everyone at AHNA!
The lab team at Animal Hospital of North Asheville is a very busy team. We are responsible for performing many of the diagnostic procedures that the veterinarians order. We are similar to the registered nurses and the registered technicians in human hospitals. Just as MDs would be hard pressed to care for patients without trained support staff, the doctors at Animal Hospital of North Asheville depend heavily on us. While we are proud of our abilities and skills, the main reason we veterinary technicians chose our careers is the great love we have for animals.
Lights, decorations, good food... every year, as we celebrate the holidays, we fill our homes with seasonal cheer for ourselves and our families. However, what may seem beautiful and harmless to us may pose hidden dangers to our pets. Don't let an emergency spoil the festivities! Below are some common holiday hazards for dogs and cats and ways to prevent them.
Once again, the staff members of Animal Hospital of North Asheville are sponsoring several of Buncombe County's foster children by purchasing Christmas presents for them.
Each year, Cathy, our Client Care Team Supervisor, contacts Buncombe County Foster Care Association and gets the names, ages, and sizes of each child and a list of items that the children need or want. Cathy puts all the gifts on cards and our staff members take the cards, buy gifts, and wrap them for the children. As you can see, this year there is quite a pile, including four bikes, waiting to go out!
Indigo, a beautiful Siamese cat, joined John and Marjorie Hickman’s family in August of 2010. Within a month of settling in to his new home, Indigo became very ill.
“Indigo had a toy mouse that he liked to chew on,” explained John. “The plastic splintered and he swallowed it. The plastic punctured his intestine.”
Dr. Riggle performed emergency abdominal surgery to repair the hole and Indigo slowly recovered.
“Dr. Riggle called it a miracle that Indigo survived and is now thriving. He was especially pleased with the outcome of Indigo’s surgery,” said John.