March 2016

March 24, 2016 - 6:04pm

March is Women's History Month and we want to honor all women, especially in the veterinary medicine field (past and present). We celebrate and thank all women who have served in the veterinary field for your compassion, attention to detail, and dedication to the health and well-being of animals.

To read more about the amazing women who work at AHNA please visit:

March 24, 2016 - 5:38pm

The phrase "Never stop learning" is important in veterinary medicine. Throughout the year all of our staff members participate in continuing education, whether it be online, attending national conferences, seminars at universities, lunch and learns or presentations from visiting experts. Each of our veterinarians attend national veterinary conferences which offer classes by the most highly regarded speakers in their respective fields.

March 24, 2016 - 5:24pm

Spring is here and it is time to take steps to prevent fleas and ticks. We saw fleas and ticks through the winter, but their numbers significantly increase in the spring. It is important to start your pet on tick prevention now. We have a detailed article on the products listed below, which you can reference by clicking the links at the end of this article. Below is a very simple write up on how to prevent fleas and ticks.

CATS: 

Prevention of fleas on cats: Revolution (topically) monthly (also prevents heartworms and intestinal parasites)

March 22, 2016 - 4:29pm

We are proud to announce that Animal Hospital of North Asheville has once again been awarded the American Animal Hospital Association’s top honor, AAHA accreditation.  Only 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada maintain AAHA accreditation. We were the first animal hospital in Asheville to gain accreditation, and our hospital has been continuously accredited since 1979.

March 22, 2016 - 3:58pm

Our veterinarians and the AHNA Patient Care Team (approximately 40 of us) were fortunate to participate in a three hour seminar on Wednesday, March 16 on Preventing Pain in our patients presented in our Education Room at AHNA by Mark E. Epstein, DVM, DABVP, CVPP. Dr. Epstein was well-qualified to present on this topic as he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP, Canine/Feline Practice) and is a past-president of that organization.

March 18, 2016 - 10:17pm

Do you ever wonder why your cats behave the way they do? Do you have feuding felines in your family? Are you thinking about adding another cat or kitten to the household? Have you ever wondered if you could be doing more to offer an enriched life for your cat? We have exciting news for you!

Animal Hospital of North Asheville has partnered with certified trainer Tristin Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid to offer a series of FREE Behavior Help Sessions dedicated to our feline friends. 

March 18, 2016 - 9:49pm

Test your knowledge of fleas and ticks with this true-or-false quiz. (scroll down for the answers)

March 4, 2016 - 11:53am

Dogs feel pain for many of the same reasons as humans: infections, dental problems, arthritis, bone disease and cancer. They also feel discomfort following surgical procedures.

Unfortunately, unlike humans, they are unable to speak to us about when and where they hurt.

You are in the best position to look for the subtle changes in behavior that may indicate your pet is suffering. It’s important to stay alert to these signs, because the sooner your dog’s pain is diagnosed and treated, the sooner he or she can heal and resume a normal, happy life.