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April 14, 2016 - 6:49pm

Since 1977, Animal Hospital of North Asheville has been actively involved in helping homeless and needy pets. Many of us have been working here long enough to realize the huge achievements that Asheville Humane Society has made in saving and improving the lives of needy pets, but we also realize that the need for funds is great as there is much more work to do.

October 19, 2015 - 5:25pm

This article was originally posted on the AAHA website.

A visit to the veterinarian can be stressful for pets. Unfamiliar smells and sounds, unfamiliar hands poking and prodding you with strange objects, and other animals possibly experiencing pain or fear surrounding you—all tend to make pets feel uncomfortable or fearful.

“Pets experience the white-coat effect just like people do and can become more anxious just by walking...

October 19, 2015 - 4:38pm

Earlier this month we celebrated National Veterinary Technician Week!

We firmly believe that our Patient Care Team is the very best. They are compassionate, caring, and dedicated with the best training and exceptional skills. We honor and thank our team who have dedicated their lives to helping animals and their families.

Enjoy this video and remember to show your love to our Patient Care Team!

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May 21, 2015 - 1:14pm

When we give treats throughout the course of a visit, our goal is to make veterinary care a positive experience instead of something for you and your dog to dread. The frequency and timing of the treats is extremely important. Your dog cannot reason, “I like going to get veterinary care because I get a treat at the beginning and/or the end of the visit.” To help your dog enjoy coming in for medical care, he or she should get frequent treats all during the visit. Fortunately, your dog does not value treats by their size (like we do) but just loves getting something tasty. The effect of a...

May 9, 2012 - 10:51am

Do you remember where you were in the summer of 1987? Ronald Reagan was still President, the Iran-Contra affair was breaking, and Michael Jackson was Bad. And three (young!) women were joining the staff of Animal Hospital of North Asheville. In June, Norma Morgan joined the client care team after having worked as a dental assistant. Two weeks later, Kelly Brown became part of the technician team having just graduated from tech school as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

April 2, 2012 - 5:43pm

To work in the pharmacy at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, you must love attention to detail as Nan and Sharon do. Both Nan and Sharon are Registered Veterinary Technicians who carefully fill the prescriptions at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. Nan works in the pharmacy 4 days a week, and Sharon steps away from her surgery duties 1 day a week to work in the pharmacy as well.
 

February 8, 2012 - 4:22pm

Of all the people you encounter at the Animal Hospital of North Asheville in the course of your visit, the veterinarian is the person whose job seems to need no explanation. But there are a lot of things that we do behind the scenes to help us provide the best care possible to you and your pet. There are several types of patients. We work with outpatients (the ones we see in the exam rooms), inpatients (the patients in the hospital), emergency patients, dental patients, and surgery patients.
 
Outpatient Care: We start the day by checking our schedule and going over our...

January 14, 2012 - 4:02pm

As ward nurses at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we think we have the most rewarding job of all! We get to be with our dear patients all day long. Yes, there are  a lot of very important, even life-saving tasks that we are responsible for, but we get to form a relationship with each patient and be the caregiver while they are very sick and need more care than the family can perform at home.   We are there for them for whatever they need and they come to trust us and know that we really, really care about them.

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December 18, 2011 - 9:54pm

The lab team at Animal Hospital of North Asheville is a very busy team. We are responsible for performing many of the diagnostic procedures that the veterinarians order. We are similar to the registered nurses and the registered technicians in human hospitals. Just as MDs would be hard pressed to care for patients without trained support staff, the doctors at Animal Hospital of North Asheville depend heavily on us. While we are proud of our abilities and skills, the main reason we veterinary technicians chose our careers is the great love we have for animals. Each of us has more than one...

December 17, 2011 - 2:49pm

Once again, the staff members of Animal Hospital of North Asheville are sponsoring several of Buncombe County's foster children by purchasing Christmas presents for them.

Each year, Cathy, our Client Care Team Supervisor, contacts Buncombe County Foster Care Association and gets the names, ages, and sizes of each child and a list of items that the children need or want. Cathy puts all the gifts on cards and our staff members take the cards, buy gifts, and wrap them for the children. As you can see, this year there is quite a pile, including four bikes, waiting to go out!

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