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September 13, 2011 - 12:00am

Who says that cats don't do tricks? Samba showed us his trick - and was rewarded with lots of treats! Samba, you are a star!

September 12, 2011 - 12:00am

Meet the Orange League! While their motto is 'Protecting the Bed, One Nap at a Time', they do so much more. Benny is the action hero - he fetches, he leads me to the food dish and makes sure it isn't empty, he rearranges the countertops and pictures on the wall, and he purrs all the while. His brother, Jerry, a fellow adoptee from the Humane Society, couldn't be more different. Jerry's jobs include staring at people until they're unnerved, waking me up in the morning, and keeping the bed warm by sleeping on it.  Tommy is the newest addition to the League. He came in to the hospital as an...

August 30, 2011 - 12:00am

Ace the Wonder Dog showed us his favorite trick when he visited the hospital - and he was rewarded with treats!

August 16, 2011 - 11:09am


Please don’t believe the advertisements for online pharmacies that state that their prices are “so much lower than your veterinarians sells them for”!  That is not true at Animal Hospital of North Asheville!  Please always check our prices before ordering online because we may actually save you money!  We price the same as the major online pharmacy on many of our products, and in addition, some manufacturers offer rebates and free doses when you purchase through a veterinarian.  Keep in mind, too, that guarantees made on some...

August 10, 2011 - 12:25pm

It's hard to believe, but it's time to vote in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll again! Voting is easier than it was last year, and you don't have to vote in multiple categories. You can choose to vote for one Asheville business (AHNA!) and skip the rest of the poll if you would like to. To make it even easier for you, we have a computer set up on our front desk so that you can vote in our lobby. If you need assistance, we're happy to help.

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!...

August 9, 2011 - 3:48pm

By: Dr. Susan Wootten

New technology yields amazing results for pets with ear problems. Years ago it was commonplace for pets to have repetitive ear infections that just simply could not be cured. Pet owners, across the nation, returned to veterinarians month after month to obtain ear ointments that seemed to help but did not cure ear infections.

Dr. Wootten examining a patient’s ear with video otoscopy unit while under anesthesia.

Nine years ago, AHNA became one of a small number of...

August 9, 2011 - 1:35pm

The Client Care Team of Animal Hospital of North Asheville Mission Statement

“Our mission, as the Client Care Team of The Animal Hospital of North Asheville, is to provide, in an informed and caring manner, to you, our valued client, the information and services that you seek to better care for your pet. To never assume limits on your care and love for that pet and to meet your needs in a manner that we ourselves would expect for our own pets.”

When visiting AHNA, the first and last faces you will see are those of our Client Care Team...

August 9, 2011 - 12:58pm

Although totally blind, Animal Hospital of North Asheville client James Hedrik resisted getting a guide dog for a long time. “I thought it would be too much responsibility,” said James. He was urged to get a guide dog by Services for the Blind and fortunately his case worker persisted in her efforts to get James to consider a guide dog.

“Finally I went to her office. We called all around the country and spoke to nine different groups, but it didn’t work out. None of these organizations felt right. The last phone call we made was to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind in Long...

August 8, 2011 - 12:06pm

We did not know what we were getting into when we agreed to foster 3 little kittens. They were just over a month old and suffering from lice, (fortunately only cats can get cat lice), respiratory and eye infections. A good Samaritan brought the three brothers into AHNA. We had originally planned to find homes for all three kittens once they were feeling better.

August 4, 2011 - 12:00am

Misha is one amazing girl! While visiting Dr. Riggle, Mom demonstrated some of her talents. When asked to identify an object, she recongnized the word and pointed to the object! She truly is an amazing dog, even with her hurt leg she played along!



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