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February 25, 2019 - 1:43pm

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is dedicated to decreasing stress, anxiety, and fear in our patients while offering the best medical care possible. You may have noticed over the years the big and small changes in the practice that have led to us earning Fear Free Practice Certification. Small things such as offering treats, kongs, mats, hiding spaces, allowing cats to stay in their carriers or dogs in their family's lap, pre-visit medications, and changes in handling techniques, and larger factors like the design of the practice to include separate cat and dog areas have made a huge...

February 8, 2019 - 12:02pm

February is the month of love and we would love to hear why you love your pet. Better yet, show us!

During February we invite you to submit an original drawing or painting of why you love your pet and we will share it on our Facebook page. At the end of the month our staff will narrow down to the top 3 images in each category and then you, our Facebook family will vote online to choose your favorite.

Everyone who enters will receive an AHNA tote bag! You will receive a certificate of participation for your artwork. Bring the certificate to the hospital and you will be given...

February 7, 2019 - 5:18pm

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling SELECT canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs...

January 21, 2019 - 9:19pm

Beginning February 6th, 2019, the Animal Hospital of North Asheville will have limited availability on Wednesdays from 11:15 am - 12: 45 pm. This time is being used to bring as many of our staff together on a weekly basis for staff training and continuing education (Fear Free, OSHA, AAHA Standards). It is always our goal to remain on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and to offer the best and most up to date service we possibly can. This Wednesday staff training time will further enable us to do so. We will still see emergencies but will not be scheduling appointments during this...

January 14, 2019 - 12:21pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner 

The southern Appalachian mountains are a great place to spend winter if you are a dog owner. Most days the weather is still mild enough to get out and hike or play ball with your furry friend, and the occasional cold snap or wintry precipitation rarely lasts longer than a few days. Unfortunately, this area is a paradise for parasites as well. Because we don't have the consistently frigid temperatures of the mountains further north, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and infective forms of intestinal worms can survive even in the middle of winter. These parasites can...

January 7, 2019 - 2:27pm

Thank you for your support! With your giving spirit and generous donations you helped "Warm (a lot of) Hearts and Fill (a lot of) Bellies" this holiday season!


December 19, 2018 - 11:24am

We have had the privilege of hosting Kathy Link and the Four Seasons Pet Loss and Grief Support Group this past year.  They have helped many families. In 2019 the monthly Pet Loss and Grief Support Meetings will be getting a new time and location with the goal of reaching all of Buncombe County. We support Kathy and Four Seasons with their new location and time, and still encourage families who are grieving to join the group for support during the grief process. 

Losing a pet friend and companion can be heartbreaking. Whether it is a sudden or planned goodbye, it is an emotional...

December 4, 2018 - 3:48pm

Our Warm Hearts * Full Bellies Holiday Pet Food Drive is in full swing! We are accepting donations of wet and dry pet food, new or clean gently used bedding, and pet toys during normal business hours. This week, Monday, Dec 3rd-Saturday Dec 8th, bring in a full grocery bag of donations and receive an AHNA tote bag in return! All donations will help to warm the hearts and fill the bellies of local pets in need and AHNA will be matching pet food donations up to the first 2,000 lbs!

All your generous donations will go to help local pets in need by supporting organizations who...

December 4, 2018 - 2:14pm

We will be closing for a few select days over the Holiday Season so our staff can spend time with loved ones.

  • Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24th: 7:30am-Noon
  • Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 26th - Normal business hours (7:30am-8:30pm)


  • New Year's Eve: Monday, December 31st: 7:30am-5:00pm
  • New Year's Day: Tuesday, January 1st: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, January 2nd: Normal business hours (7:30am-8:30pm)

For pet emergencies during this time please call REACH (Regional...

November 7, 2018 - 8:24pm

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