A Great Veterinary Team Just Got Better

A New Addition to the AHNA Family

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is excited to announce that the dogs and cats of Western North Carolina now have the first Internal Medicine Specialist available to them in a general practice! If your pet is already a patient of Animal Hospital of North Asheville, it means that another level of expertise has been added to the team of veterinarians that care for and about your pet. Our doctors collaborate on cases, so your pet gets the benefit of the collective knowledge and skills of all our veterinarians. Dennis Golden, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM comes to us with vast experience and years and years of training. His presence means that your pet can now receive the highest level of care here at our hospital where we already know and love your pet, without having to travel and at the lower cost of a general practice. Please read Dr. Dennis Golden’s bio below:

Dennis L. Golden, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Dr. Golden received his DVM degree from the University of Florida in 1981. After graduation, he practiced for 3 years as an Associate Veterinarian in a general small animal practice in Tallahassee, FL. Subsequently, he participated in a residency training program in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee which was completed in 1987. After residency training, he joined the faculty at Mississippi State University as an Assistant Professor and, during that time, completed board certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. From 1990-1996, Dr. Golden served as an assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at Auburn University.  Additional academic appointments included Associate Professor of Medicine at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine from 1997-2000, Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Auburn University from 2001-2009, and Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine form 2009-2010. Dr. Golden has served as a committee member in numerous professional associations including chairman of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency Training Committee for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a member of the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. In addition, he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. His current professional interests include gastroenterology, diagnostic and interventional endoscopy, and diagnostic ultrasonography. Dr. Golden’s hobbies include woodworking, hiking, and flat water canoeing. His pets are a Golden Retriever named “Chester”, a Collie named “Mason” and 3 cats “Milo”, “Bandit” and “ Toot”.


Welcome, Dr. Golden!!!! We have been with AHNA since the beginning!!! We love each one like family and I know you will also!!! By the way… I see where you were at Mississippi State!!! My baby sister was a cheerleader in the 70’s there and I am from Grenada. But this is home!!! You are in the best practice here in the Asheville area!!! Enjoy!!!

This is great news for AHNA as well as for our community, Currently we have to leave the area for an Internal Med specialist consult. This just brings an already excellent practice one knotch higher. Welcome to Asheville Dr Golden I too look forward to meeting you.

What a Great addition to the best and most up to date animal hospital in WNC !!!! With the BEST Doctors ever!! It’s so nice to know we are a part of this family that cares as deeply as we do about our furry children.

We travel to AHNA from Tennessee, incurring both travel expenses and more costly vet bills than we would for veterinary care in our nearest town. We have never doubted that we are getting what we pay for. We would never take our animals to a doctor we would not want caring for us! AHNA is absolutely beyond expectations in every way for an animal hospital, and it just gets better and better. We are so grateful that someone suggested AHNA to us and that we knew on our first visit over 10 years ago that we’d found the care we wanted for our furry family members. Thank you for ever improving in-house care!!!