Animal Hospital of North Asheville is sad to announce that Dr. Matt Goetz, who so many have grown to love during the past two years, has to move to New Mexico. Dr. Goetz’s wife Nellie, who is also a veterinarian and will soon have her Master’s Degree in Public Health, has a wonderful opportunity to work for both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Santa Fe Humane Society. Among other things, Nellie will be working to develop and put in place programs to improve the lives of needy animals on the Native American Reservations in New Mexico. Nellie’s passion is working at an administrative level to improve the lives of needy animals, so Dr. Goetz will be moving in order for her to further her career goals. All who have gotten to know Dr. Goetz know that his job here at AHNA is his dream job, so of course he really hates to leave. While his decision to leave was based on the importance of supporting Nellie, he shares her passion for helping needy animals and is happy to have found a job providing medical care to needy pets with the Santa Fe Humane Society. All of us at AHNA hate to see Matt leave and we wish him and Nellie the very best in their new roles. The Goetzes are known for their houseful of beloved pets, so we will all be thinking of them as they make the long car trip to New Mexico with so many pets.
Dr. Goetz wants all his clients to know how much he will miss them and how much he appreciated being entrusted with the care of their dearly loved pets. In his words: "Only because I adore my wife, can I bear to leave my clients and their pets, my "extended family" in Asheville."
In the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to each one of Dr. Goetz’s clients to move the care of his patients to another of our veterinarians. Your pet can be moved to the veterinarian of your choosing or you can allow us to assist you in your choice. Dr. Goetz will remain available to our veterinarians for consultation by phone and email in order to provide that extra level of continuity of care during this transition time.