Extended Hours and 24-Hour Nursing Care

It is common for family members to arrive home from work and suddenly find that their pet needs veterinary care. For this reason, Animal Hospital of North Asheville has offered late afternoon and evening hours for over 15 years. For the convenience of our working families, we also offer wellness appointments during the evening. At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we are truly dedicated to your pet’s well-being and comfort.

One way we show this is by having a veterinarian(s) and staff available at a moment’s notice to provide emergency care to your pet. Many veterinary hospitals have periods during the day that a veterinarian is not onsite, but we are here to give life saving care more hours per week than any other general veterinary hospital in this area. We are open during the week from 8:00 AM until 8:30 each night and from 8:00AM until noon on Saturday. Additionally, we have a veterinarian and staff ready at 4:00 on Saturday afternoon and 4:00 on Sunday afternoon to treat patients presented for unexpected problems that the family does not think should wait until Monday. These afternoon weekend hours are for established patients only and there is an after hours fee to help compensate for the weekend expenses involved in providing this care. Our veterinarians and staff devote cherished weekend time to this duty in order to allow your pet to be treated in a familiar atmosphere by people who know your pet and have your pet’s complete medical record. For patients admitted to the hospital during the week, our 24 hour nursing care allows our patients to avoid being left unattended in a veterinary hospital or having to travel to an emergency hospital for nursing care during the night.

Please note: Though very rare, there are times that we cannot open at 4:00 on Saturday or Sunday due to computer or other maintenance needs, please call to be certain we are open before you arrive.


Our family loves Animal Hospital of North Asheville. They have always been there for our critters for both routine and/or emergency care. The doctors and staff provide professional, top of the line care with compassion and dignity. Animal Hospital of North Asheville is definitely a unique veterinary service and we are fortunate to have them as part of our community. Thank you all.

There was a Sunday, several years ago,that Montana became ill. It was such a blessing to have AHNA staff available at 4 pm on Sunday. Thank-you for your state of the art and very compassionate care.