When the rest of Asheville is asleep, there is a team of dedicated Overnight Care Technicians/Assistants at Animal Hospital of North Asheville awake and attending to patient needs so that a patient is never alone or in need of care. Veterinary technicians or veterinary assistants work set shifts so that someone is always awake and gently caring for any pet hospitalized at Animal Hospital of North Asheville. It is extremely rare to have staff paid for night shifts to be awake and attentive to patients all night long in a veterinary hospital. If your pet ever needs to stay overnight at our...
We have some very exciting news and we wanted you, our wonderful clients, to be the first to know!
Animal Hospital of North Asheville is adding new facilities in the same location to allow even better care for your pets! Construction is starting this week, and the end result will include new capabilities, less invasive diagnostics and treatments, reduced patient hospitalization time, enhanced patient comfort and so much more. This continues our lifelong goal of offering the latest affordable technologies – many not available in this region.
Eleven years ago, Eileen Bouressa of Animal Compassion Network found a 6-month-old Jack Russell Terrier mix on the interstate. He was a little guy with a broken leg. Eileen brought him to the Animal Hospital of North Asheville and named him Freeway.
“He looked at me and I knew I was going to bring him home,” said Dr. Earley. “I couldn’t say no.” Dr. Earley fixed Freeway’s leg and adopted him. “Although I’m the one who took him home, he really is my wife Georgia’s baby. We call him the little white shadow of the house because he follows her everywhere. He is always demanding what we...
A First Aid Kit, one especially for pets, is something every pet owner should have available at home and when traveling. First Aid should never be a substitute for veterinary care, but is meant to be a means to treat your furry family member until veterinary care can be obtained. First aid kits for pets can be homemade or purchased.
Susan Gilison was in her backyard playing with her dog, Patches, when she began barking and jumping up to put her paws on the fence. Susan tried to calm Patches, but she was too excited.
Sheila, Susan’s sister, was in the front yard at the time and began looking around for the cause of Patches’ excitement. She saw what she thought was a cat curled up on the front porch, but the cat but turned out to be a tiny Chihuahua. Sheila sat down with the dog and a few moments later Susan found them there; Sheila had the Chihuahua on her lap.
The little dog didn’t have identification...
Leroy the Magnificent! Leroy is showing off his bag of tricks. He is doing wonderful after a rough start this year. He sees Dr. Duncan.
"Thank you, Mick, for taking such good care of me in recovery after my dental!" Coco giving Mick lots of love, & Mick loves every minute of it!
Exam Room Team Members, (ERTs) have many different responsibilities. To the pet's family, the ERT is the friendly and familiar face that welcomes the pet and their family into the exam room. They listen to the concerns that the family has about the pet.
Last October, Mary Anne Witfield was asleep in her bed with her cat Samantha, also known as Sam, when she was startled awake. There was an intruder in her home and he was pulling her out of her bed.
“He was yelling and he began to shake me,” said Mary Anne, “and then out of my peripheral vision I saw a black shadow flying through the air. It was Sam! She attached herself to the man’s face and dug in her claws. She would not let go!”
The shock of the pain caused the intruder to release Mary Anne, but little Sam stayed firmly attached.
“I lead him out of my house...
By: Gretchen Harwell, RVT
The veterinary technician program I attended assigns either a cat or a dog to each student for an entire school year. Each student is responsible for monitoring the pet’s weight to make sure they’re on the right diet, to socialize the pet, to give it a physical once a week, and then to either adopt the pet or find it a home at the end of the year. By about two weeks in, most students are in love with their pets and there’s no doubt who will be adopting them.