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November 21, 2019 - 10:11pm

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.

Dr. Kasandra Garner has taken leave to help her mom and spend quality time with her father who has recently gone into hospice care. During this time our thoughts, hearts, and prayers are with her and her family. We ask that...

November 21, 2019 - 10:01pm

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.

Any veterinarian knows that the days after a holiday can be...

November 21, 2019 - 9:45pm

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. 

For emergencies during this time when we are closed, please contact Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital and Veterinary Emergency Hospital (WCRAH) at 828-408-0223 or REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 828-665-4399. Both Emergency Hospitals have doctors...

November 21, 2019 - 9:34pm

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! 

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November 21, 2019 - 9:16pm

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. 

Antech Heartworm Testing...

November 21, 2019 - 8:37pm

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....

November 12, 2019 - 9:02pm

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. 

For emergencies, when we are closed, please contact Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital and Veterinary Emergency Hospital (WCRAH) at 828-408-0223 or REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 828-665-4399. Both emergency hospitals have doctors and nursing staff on the premises...

October 24, 2019 - 8:33pm

This article originally appeared on AAHA.org 

Why did my dog’s tail stop wagging?

If you notice that your dog has a limp tail and is not wagging happily when you walk through the door, she may have a condition known as limber tail. This sad state of tail has many names, including cold-water tail, broken wag, swimmer’s tail, frozen tail, and sprung tail. 

What causes limber tail?

Limber tail is often due to a muscle sprain or strain in a dog’s...

October 24, 2019 - 8:08pm

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October 7, 2019 - 8:36pm

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed on Tuesday, October 29th from 11:20AM to 2:30PM. This time is being used to bring all of our staff together for a very important in-hospital training session. Our goal is to remain on the cutting edge and to be able to offer the best and most up to date service and medicine to you.

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During this time, unfortunately, we will not be able to see any appointments, emergencies or answer the phone. For emergencies during this time, please contact Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital and Veterinary Emergency...

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