AHNA Wins Best of WNC!

Animal Hospital of North Asheville voted Best Veterinarian in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll!

Thank you to each and every one of our beloved clients who voted for us in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll. Your votes truly made a difference.

More people voted in this year’s poll than ever before. According to Mountain Xpress, thousands of residents voted and more than doubled the tally’s of previous years!

Some people automatically assume that the best will cost more, but we want to assure you that, in our case, that is not true. Yes, we have the equipment and capability, but each service that we offer is reasonably priced and, as you will find, probably similar to other area hospitals. Since we know everyone wants to keep the cost of pet health care as low as possible, we wanted to tell you a few reasons that AHNA provides the best care for your pet at the best value in town!

  • Dr. Dennis Golden, Diplomate, ACVIM (Board Certified in Internal Medicine) is on our staff, so your pet has expert care available without having to travel out of town to a specialty hospital.
  • 24 hour nursing care means that you will not have the expense of transferring to an Emergency Facility for overnight care and then transferring back at 8:00 in the morning. To our knowledge, we are the only non-emergency hospital in Western North Carolina that provides a nursing staff that stay up caring for patients throughout the night.

Karen honored all of us at Animal Hospital of North Asheville with a very special cake to celebrate our winning #1 in WNC. Cathy, Dr. Riggle and all the doctors and staff at AHNA thoroughly enjoyed the cake. Thank you so very much, Karen!

  • Extended hours until 8:30 pm M–>F (as well as our Saturday and Sunday hours) can also save you money as you do not have to pay for an emergency visit at an emergency hospital should you arrive home from work and find your pet ill or injured.
  • We diagnose quickly! With eight veterinarians sharing the hospital building, the staff, and equipment, we are able pass the cost savings to you. Our size permits us to provide higher quality equipment, more accurate equipment and more types of equipment at low prices. The result is the best of care at very reasonable rates. Our equipment and expertise can mean your pet’s problem is diagnosed early and accurately which not only saves money but can save his or her life.
  • We will work within your budget to target your pet healthcare dollars towards the care that is most critical to your pet’s health.
  • Our excellent preventative care not only lengthens your pet’s life, but it can also save you money in the long run as costly problems are often recognized early or avoided.

This picture was sent to us from a beloved client.


Congratulations on being voted #1. But we already knew that about AHNA!!!