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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...

December 14, 2010 - 4:18pm

The holidays and cold weather pose special challenges to pet owners. A little preparation and precaution can ensure that you and your pet have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.

Some of the more common winter and holiday hazards include:

Age-Specific Concerns

Puppies are not as hardy as adult dogs and they do not tolerate the cold as well. Puppies may be difficult to housebreak during the winter. If your puppy is sensitive to the weather, you may opt to paper-train him inside. If your dog is sensitive to the cold...

December 13, 2010 - 12:00am

Charlie was showing Dr. Golden his 'trick' - he is all smiles! When he is excited, he can't help but smile - adorable!

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November 23, 2010 - 2:41pm

Becky, beloved pet of Karen Youncke, was a faithful and devoted friend. "She was my precious little girl. She was always there for me," says Karen. "I adopted her when she was 3-years-old from a Daschund rescue group. She was so patient and devoted to me. We did everything together. She especially loved to go walking on the Biltmore Estate. In fact, I couldn't say the word 'Biltmore' around her because she would get so excited. All the staff knew her there and she could walk and chase ducks, which was one of her favorite things to do. Even when she had to have a back operation and couldn't...

November 23, 2010 - 2:02pm

It is the time of year that we stop to count our blessings. Among other things, here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we are so thankful that our patients are living longer, healthier, and more comfortable lives due to amazing advances in preventive care. 

November 22, 2010 - 3:02pm

We are excited to announce that Animal Hospital of North Asheville has purchased the strongest Therapeutic Laser currently available. This technology is FDA approved to relieve arthritic pain and inflammation in people, and has been shown to help 85% of dogs and cats. Several of our patients have already received treatments for their osteoarthritis pain and their families are amazed at the improvement that they have seen. 

November 22, 2010 - 12:28pm

The Physics of Feline Drinking

This article is from The New York Times

By NICHOLAS WADE
Published: November 11, 2010

Video of how cats lap water, Click Here!

It has taken four highly qualified engineers and a bunch of integral equations to figure it out,...

November 10, 2010 - 12:00am

Animal Hospital of North Asheville's caring veterinarians and staff serve the Asheville, NC area providing veterinary vaccinations, vet exams, pet dental care, veterinary surgery and other vet services for dogs, cats and other pets.

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