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April 23, 2017 - 5:59pm

By: Dr. Kasandra Garner

Broken bones in dogs and cats are fairly common injuries. They are usually due to accidents such as being hit by a car or falling, but can occur after any traumatic event such as gunshot wounds, horse kicks, animal attacks, and being struck by a hard object such as a golf ball.

If your pet has suffered an accident, signs that there may be a broken bone include pain, swelling, or obvious malformation of a limb. If it is an “open” fracture, you may be able to see the bone sticking out of the skin.  Because there is potential for shock and/or internal...

April 7, 2017 - 9:59pm

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in our free help sessions, they are for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

March 28, 2017 - 11:29am

It's that time again - vote in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll!

We were honored to win in the 'Best Veterinarian' category last year, and with your help, we can win again. Please vote now to make us #1!

March 24, 2017 - 2:23pm

It’s every pet family’s nightmare: Fluffy rushes into the road and is hit by a car. What you do in the next few moments may increase your pet’s chance for survival, and also protect you from becoming injured as well.

March 22, 2017 - 7:59pm

This is a happy story that highlights the importance of a wonderful organization, Asheville Humane Society, as well as a life-saving invention, pet microchips. Animal Hospital of North Asheville appreciates the excellent job that Asheville Humane Society does scanning for microchips in the pets they care for and reuniting them with their families.

March 22, 2017 - 7:41pm

Drs. Dave and Betsy Thompson attended the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, FL from February 4th through 8th. The NAVC is the largest veterinary meeting in the world, is attended by people from all over the world, and is a learning experience for veterinarians that has no equal.

Every hour of the day there were about 40 different lectures available Saturday through Wednesday.  Every lecture and every speaker was an opportunity to learn something new that can help diagnose and treat a disease, relieve symptoms, or simply give the patient a better or a longer...

March 21, 2017 - 9:36pm

Fleas are attracted to motion and can hitch a ride into the home by a dog, cat, or a human.  Even indoor cats frequently contract a growing number of fleas from one flea that is accidently brought in the home by a human family member.  One flea will lay 40 eggs daily. 

March 20, 2017 - 7:34pm

By: Dr. Amy Plankenhorn

Any human that is “owned” by a cat knows that cats have some interesting behaviors, and that they are definitely NOT small dogs! To understand why domestic cats act the way they do, it helps to understand the behavior of feral cats. If you search for information about cat domestication, you will find that some scientists suggest that cats are “semi-domesticated,” in that they are genetically and behaviorally very similar to wild cats. In the wild, cats are solitary hunters, with keen senses of smell and hearing. They eat frequent small meals through the day...

March 20, 2017 - 7:23pm

Emergencies can happen in an instant to anyone. Being prepared helps prevent these frightening situations and helps protect your beloved canine family member. VetStreet has created this must-see video on how to protect your dog from four common canine emergencies: heat stroke, attacks by other animals, poisoning, and choking.


March 7, 2017 - 8:50pm

Animal Hospital of North Asheville was proud to host Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed's most recent training class "Tricks and Games" and "Concentration".  Congratulations to all the families who participated in these two wonderful confidence building training classes.



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