Over the next several months there will be a slight change with our veterinarians and appointment schedule. Two of our beloved veterinarians will be taking leaves of absence. We are happy to announce that Dr. Lauren Streifel will be joining us as a relief veterinarian to help maintain appointment availability for our clients during this time.
Author: Melissa Oglesbee, B.S., A.A.S., former RVT
The season of gratitude, giving, and general merriment is fast approaching. And with that also comes the season of various yummies—turkey, ham, dressing, pies, other various sweet treats, etc. While some will view these solely as indulgences, others know that they are expressions of love and care, and it’s completely normal to want to extend those feelings to our pets. However, as I will explain, showering our pets with these things can have serious consequences.
We will be maintaining normal business hours during the holiday season with the exception of a few days around the holidays. We will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. We will be offering limited hours before the holidays so that our staff will be able to spend time with their loved ones.
We want to take time during this Holiday Season to say how thankful we are for our Animal Hospital of North Asheville Family. Our AHNA family includes veterinarians, client care, patient care, exam room, and management teams who are dedicated to providing compassionate and loving medical care for our patients and their families. They are the team members who work selflessly side by side. They are a shoulder to cry on, a hug when needed, and a source of laughter and happiness at the veterinary hospital we call home. We could not do what we do without our amazing teams. Thank you!
It can seem overwhelming when it comes time to choose diagnostic testing for your pets. When you bring your dog to Animal Hospital of North Asheville for an annual comprehensive physical exam, we will discuss and recommend heartworm and tick-transmitted disease screening. The reason we recommend these tests for early detection of Heartworm or Tick-Borne disease is that early diagnosis can increase the chance of a good prognosis with treatment.
Here is an easy guide to help you choose basic screening panels for canine heartworm and tick testing.
Help us spread love during this holiday season by donating to help local pets in need. During our "Warm Hearts * Full Bellies" Holiday Pet Food and Blanket Drive, we will be collecting donations of wet or dry pet food, new or gently used beds and blankets, pet toys, and/or monetary donations.
It warms our hearts to be able to help local pets in need by supporting organizations who tirelessly work all year to provide care and support to those in need. This year we will be supporting the Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County, and Asheville Cat Weirdos.
We will be maintaining normal business hours around Thanksgiving with the exception the day before and the day of. We will be offering limited hours on Wednesday, November 27th and we will be closed on Thanksgiving day so that our staff will be able to spend time with their loved ones.