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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.


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...

September 26, 2019 - 10:35am

Recently, Hurricane Dorian left a path of death and devastation across the Bahamas and parts of the southeastern United States. Not only are the people affected by this terrible storm, but countless animals desperately need help as well. Many people have asked how they can help; here are some of the ways:

Bahamas: The Humane Society of Grand Bahama was hit after floodwaters reached unprecedented areas. Unfortunately many lives were lost but there were a few staff...

September 19, 2019 - 8:48pm

If you have a dog or cat who is fearful, anxious, or stressed during veterinary visits, the veterinary team may have recommended that you give your pet a PVP, or pre-visit pharmaceutical. These are medications that may be used in addition to training or behavior or environmental modifications to treat fear, anxiety, or stress associated with veterinary visits. PVPs can help to make veterinary visits more likely to be successful. The goal is to make your pet’s veterinary visit more enjoyable and less stressful. Because they reduce stress and anxiety, these medications can help to change the...

September 19, 2019 - 8:21pm


We recommend spaying or neutering your kitten or puppy. Every year, millions of unwanted dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies are euthanized. Having your dog or cat sterilized will help prevent unwanted litters, help protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct.

Removing a female dog or cat’s ovaries eliminates heat cycles and generally reduces the unwanted behaviors that may lead to family frustration. Early spaying of female dogs and cats can help...

August 26, 2019 - 4:05pm

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day so our staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal business hours before and after Labor Day.

  • Saturday August 31st - 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 1st - CLOSED
  • Monday, Sept 2nd - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Sept 3rd - 7:30am - 8:30pm

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

August 23, 2019 - 4:57pm

This article originally appeared on the CDC website.  

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.

Latest Outbreak Information

  • CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any
  • ...
August 22, 2019 - 6:56pm

All of us at the Animal Hospital of North Asheville want to thank everyone who voted for us in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" poll. In the ever-changing and growing veterinary community, we feel very honored to win for "Best Veterinary Services" again this year. Our veterinarians, patient care, client care, and management team members are dedicated to offering the highest level of medical care and compassion for the well being of our clients and patients. Your vote means the world to each and every one of these amazing team members.

We want to express our gratitude for your...

August 22, 2019 - 4:45pm

Since the FDA issued its report on the connection between grain-free dog foods and a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), we have received many questions from people wondering what to feed their dogs. The original FDA report can be found here.

Read on for common questions we've received.


August 22, 2019 - 2:58pm

Summertime is a great time to spend frolicking in the water. With the hot sunny days, there has been a recent spike of blue-green algae intoxication in pets with some even leading to death. We want you to have information to help protect you and your pet.

What is Cyanobacteria?

Algae occurs naturally in the water. The blue-green variety, which has been in the news recently, is considered to be one of several Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae is a group of bacteria that is also known as cyanobacteria. It is a bacteria present in fresh and marine bodies of water...

July 23, 2019 - 3:48pm

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