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January 16, 2011 - 7:22pm

Norm and Rudy - owned by Certified Veterinary Technician Kelly Brown, RVT

How many cats are rescued, live in an animal hospital where they are spoiled rotten, and get to save lives in return? We only know of two, Norm and Rudy, and this is their story.

Norm and Rudy were adopted from a local shelter and came to live at Animal Hospital of North Asheville in 1997. Everyone at AHNA always thought it would be nice to have a ‘hospital cat’ and to have two, well, that was even better. Norm, the real character of the two, was always getting into things and making people laugh, and...

January 16, 2011 - 6:57pm

Fleas are amazingly resilient!  A female flea can lay 40 eggs daily (280 weekly), which fall off of the dog or cat as they are laid and end up in carpet or cracks in the floor. It is likely that even the most protected pet will get one (or more) fleas yearly. Of the flea life stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult, the pupa can remain dormant for months.

January 16, 2011 - 6:23pm

Laura and Spanky Miceli adopted Benson from the Asheville Humane Society. “The Humane Society tried to find him a home for 7 months before we adopted him. The shelter normally isn’t able to keep dogs for such a long time, but I’m so glad they did. We adopted Benson and took him home and since then he has been the best dog, and the naughtiest dog!”

Benson is highly intelligent and mischievous, as you will see if you CLICK HERE to watch his video.

“He’s almost too smart,” said Laura. “He has taught...

January 16, 2011 - 5:53pm

What does it mean when our mission statement says that we strive to see our actions through the eyes of our patients and to “minimize separation from the people they love” The “separation from the people they love” part is pretty simple. It means that we know your pet wants to be with you and for that reason you are always welcome to accompany your pet anywhere in the hospital. Of course, there are a few times you cannot be in the same room due to safety concerns, such as when your pet is having an x-ray taken or when your pet is receiving some of our chemotherapy treatments. Additionally...

January 16, 2011 - 5:30pm

How do parasites survive?

January 11, 2011 - 12:00am

Benson is determined to get his favorite toy!

January 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Little ballerina Dale performs gracefully for her treats. Dale wasn't taught this trick, she's just a naturally talented dancer!

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December 18, 2010 - 2:21pm

The average length of employment for the staff at AHNA is over 10 years!  This means tremendous experience and skill for the care of your pet, and it also means that these people have been to a lot of our holiday parties over the years! Some were there for the very first one in 1978!

December 16, 2010 - 2:16pm

By Jennifer Deuel, AHNA Certified Veterinary Technician

This is Jen with José and Hala. Hala is Jose's best buddy and partner in crime. She insisted on being in the photo!

My dog José is a great dog with an interesting story. Five years ago this Thanksgiving my roommate, Nan (who now works at AHNA), was working at REACH Emergency Hospital. She called and told me she was bringing home a surprise for me, and what a surprise it was - an 80-pound German Shepherd mix! Nan knew that I had been looking for a German Shepherd to adopt....

December 16, 2010 - 1:56pm

Along with activities such as our Pet Food Drive which collects food and treats for needy pets, each year the staff at Animal Hospital of North Asheville sponsor several of Buncombe County's foster children at Christmas. Our Client Care Team Supervisor, Cathy, contacts Buncombe County Foster Care Association and gets the names, ages, sizes of each child and a list of things that the children need or want. Cathy puts all the items on cards and our staff members take the cards, buy gifts, and wrap them. This year Sheri, another member of our Client Care Team, volunteered to do much of the...

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