By Dr. Kasandra Garner
When my husband and I moved back to Asheville almost two years ago, we were excited to see so many black bears in our neighborhood. I would run outside with my phone and snap pictures and video to post on social media whenever one ambled through the yard or down the road. It felt like nature was adapting to the increasing presence of people in the western North Carolina mountains. The bears were learning to coexist peaceably with the suburbs.
Fast forward to this past summer, and the bears no longer seem to be coexisting quite so...
By Dr. Kasandra Garner
We are excited to have a new product available at Animal Hospital of North Asheville for those who need either more control or less pulling (or both) when walking their dog. We now offer the Freedom No-Pull Harness which is not a head halter but looks much like a traditional dog harness. While head halters work well for many dogs and the people walking them, some dogs fight wearing them. We are happy to have found the Freedom No-Pull Harness which dogs find comfortable, is difficult to slip out of, and best of all, it is easy to learn to put on.
The Freedom No-Pull Harness...
The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after the 4th.
We are open during the weekend before the 4th:
Saturday, September 2nd, normal business hours: 8:00am -5:00pm
Sunday, September 3rd, normal Urgent Care hours from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, September 4th - CLOSED
For emergencies during this time please call REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 665-4399. REACH has...
We so greatly appreciate your votes in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll! Once again we have been voted the #1 Veterinarian in WNC! It means a great deal to all of us to be recognized for the work we do. Thank you!
The Asheville area had many confirmed cases of H3N2 during the 2015 canine influenza outbreak, but with the most recent US outbreak that began this spring, the closest case that we know of to date occurred near Charlotte, NC. There have been other cases in NC and two deaths occurred in NC from Canine Influenza. At this time, other areas of the country are dealing with confirmed H3N2 outbreaks and an outbreak may occur in our community. Attached is an article from the University of Florida about the outbreak Florida is experiencing. Also attached is a news article from Kentucky where many...
Asheville Humane Society’s Paw It Forward Campaign raised over $31,800 to help needy pets in our community! Your generosity helped TEAM Animal Hospital of North Asheville raise over $4,100 for Paw It Forward. Thank you!
We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after the 4th.
WLOS recently came to Animal Hospital of North Asheville unsolicited and filmed a segment on Canine Influenza. Before you watch the segment, we would like to clarify that dogs not previously vaccinated with bivalent vaccine for H3N2 and H3N8 Canine Influenza require a series of two vaccinations two to four weeks apart at a total cost of $79.
The Paw It Forward Campaign benefiting medically at-risk animals at the Asheville Humane Society has been extended until this Friday, June 30th! We need your help!
Please Help Us Paw It Forward!
The Paw It Forward Campaign has already raised over $19,481. With your help, Team Animal Hospital of North Asheville has raised over $2,400. THANK YOU!!!!! But there is still a long way to go to meet this year's goal of $45,000. Asheville Humane Society has extended the campaign through June 30th, so there is still time to donate online or stop by the Animal Hospital of North...
Walk-in Influenza Vaccination Clinic Hours:
- Monday, June 12, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
- Thursday, June 15, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
- Friday, June 16, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
Cost for the series of two vaccinations is $79. Please bring cash or check as doing so will allow you to proceed more quickly. Do not call for an appointment, just arrive during the above hours...