Important Information Concerning Our Sunday Urgent Care Hour

We regret to announce that AHNA will no longer continue our Sunday Emergency hour from 4:00PM to 5:00PM as of May 27th. We will continue to care for our non-critical hospitalized patients over the weekend.

Should your pet require emergency services after Saturday (5:00PM) or before Monday (7:30AM), both REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) and WCRAHVEH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital) are open and accepting emergencies at this time. Both hospitals have doctors and nursing staff on the premises whenever we are closed. They will provide our hospital with a digital record of your pet's visit, to be placed in your pet's permanent medical record and reviewed by one of our doctors. We will reopen on Mondays at 7:30AM. Please call AHNA to schedule a follow-up medical exam at this time should one be needed.

We are offering more appointments during the week and on Saturdays than ever before. We are open on Saturdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, and have added an additional doctor on most Saturdays as well as a full complement of staff. Because AHNA changed our Saturday closing time from 12:00PM to 5:00PM, the one-hour slot on Sunday made it challenging to give our employees a proper work/life balance and some quality time off to recharge for the next week. Now our doctors and employees will be able to enjoy some quality time off and our clients and patients will still have opportunities during the week and on Saturday for veterinary care.

Another reason for this decision is based on the fact that we operated with limited staffing on Sunday. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it was often necessary to have patients requiring surgery or more intensive care go to an emergency hospital with veterinary and support staffing round the clock after seeing us.  

Brochures for both REACH and WCRAHVEH are hanging outside just before the entrance to AHNA which include phone numbers and directions to both hospitals.

We are honored to be entrusted with the care of your beloved family and appreciate your understanding of our decision. As always, you can reach us at  We welcome any feedback, comments, or concerns you may have.

The Doctors and Staff of The Animal Hospital of North Asheville

AHNA Hours: Monday Through Friday 7:30AM to 8:30PM, Saturday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM