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June 22, 2018 - 3:46pm

We will be closed in observance of Independence Day (July 4th)!

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day so that our staff can spend time with loved ones. Our patient care team will be providing care to hospitalized patients, but we will not be open for appointments or emergency care. We will be open from 7:30am until 8:30pm on Tuesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 5th. We will have normal business hours the week before and after July 4th.  Please contact us at 828-253-3393 before July 4th if you need refills...

June 8, 2018 - 7:51pm

We feel so lucky to live in a community that has a genuine love for animals. Once again our amazing community came together to help animals in need by supporting Asheville Humane Society in their most recent fundraiser, the "WNC Pet of the Year" photo contest. Over 150 photos were submitted for a chance to be named WNC Pet of the Year. Each photo was accompanied by the pet's amazing story. The community had a chance to vote on the photos. Each vote cost one dollar and all the donations will help shelter animals at the Asheville Humane Society.

With your generous support,...

May 21, 2018 - 10:57pm

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Saturday, May 26th, normal business hours: 8:00am -5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 27th - CLOSED
  • Monday, May 28th - CLOSED

For emergencies during this time please call REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 665-4399 or WCRAH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital) at 828-408-0223. Both...

May 21, 2018 - 10:39pm

We regret to announce that AHNA will no longer continue our Sunday Emergency hour from 4:00PM to 5:00PM as of May 27th. We will continue to care for our non-critical hospitalized patients over the weekend.

Should your pet require emergency services after Saturday (5:00PM) or before Monday (7:30AM), both REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) and WCRAHVEH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital) are open and accepting...

May 21, 2018 - 10:18pm

With the warmer weather upon us, your feline friend might be asking to go outside and explore more than ever. Unfortunately, the freedom of outdoor exploration comes with a higher risk of injury from other animals including other cats. Over 90% of septic wounds in cats are caused by a cat bite during a cat fight. Dog, rat, raccoon and other animal bites are rarer but can also cause issues.

Cats are very territorial. They will fight to protect or expand their territory as well as if they are backed into a corner. Cat fights are very common in areas with outdoor roaming cats....

May 21, 2018 - 9:59pm

Spring is a beautiful time of year here in the mountains, but April showers and May flowers also bring pollen. Human allergy symptoms usually include sneezing, stuffy nose, and itchy eyes, but dogs often show their allergies with itchy skin symptoms known as atopic dermatitis or atopy.

PetMD describes atopy this way: “Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronic skin disease associated with allergies. In fact, this is the second most common allergic skin disease in dogs. These allergic reactions can be brought on by normally harmless substances...

May 21, 2018 - 9:07pm

The race for the Asheville Humane Society's WNC Pet of the Year is heating up! Have you cast your vote for your favorite pet photo yet? There is still time to vote - or to vote again! The WNC Pet of the Year fundraiser is accepting votes until June 1. Check out all the contestants today! There are so many amazing stories that will warm your heart and make you feel proud to be part of our local animal community.

All these wonderful families have come together to support Asheville Humane Society (AHS) by entering their cat, dog, rat, ferret, and even an alpaca in this fun-filled...

May 4, 2018 - 7:08pm

We are sad to announce that we will no longer continue our Sunday Emergency hour as of June 1st.

We are offering more appointment times during the week to help accommodate our clients. We will still offer our extended Saturday hours from 8:00AM-5:OOPM with a full staff. We will still be providing care for our hospitalized patients during the weekend.

Should your pet require emergency services after we close on Saturday (5:00PM) or before we open on Monday 7:30AM, both REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) and WCRAH (Western Carolina Regional...

May 4, 2018 - 12:36pm

We are excited that many of our awesome staff are helping raise donations to support Asheville Humane Society in the WNC's Pet of the Year Contest. The Animal Hospital of North Asheville and our super staff are proud supporters of the Asheville Humane Society (AHS). We are impressed by all the hard work, dedication, compassion and care that the Asheville Humane Society provides the community, not only by saving lives of homeless pets, but also by allowing time for pets to heal physically and emotionally before they find their forever homes. The AHS also provides support to families with ...

April 24, 2018 - 4:20pm

At first you may think your cat is winking at you, but on closer inspection you notice something does not look right. That "wink" is because the eye is red, puffy, has discharge and is painful. Oh no! What should you do? Is this an emergency? Can you wait and see if it improves? 

When it comes to your cat or dog's eyes, timely medical care is important! Some injuries can lead to blindness, heavy scarring to the cornea or other complications. If your cat or dog has a foreign body puncturing the eye, such as a thorn stuck into the globe, DO NOT REMOVE the object and seek...

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