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June 13, 2017 - 4:36pm

Walk-in Influenza Vaccination Clinic Hours:

  • Monday, June 12, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM
  • Friday, June 16, 2017: 6:00 to 8:00PM 

Cost for the series of two vaccinations is $79. Please bring cash or check as doing so will allow you to proceed more quickly. Do not call for an appointment, just arrive during the above hours...

June 5, 2017 - 10:17pm

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.

May 22, 2017 - 10:17pm

By: Dr. Kasandra Garner

The weather is warming up, even in the high country. You and your dog are tired of the same route around the neighborhood, even if the turkeys and rabbits do make it more interesting now that it’s Spring. Time to head to the trails!

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May 22, 2017 - 2:22pm

We all know how amazing a dog's nose is. Their ability to distinguish a particular scent in an ocean of smells allows them to have jobs like sniffing out drugs, bomb residue, illness or even tracking down a missing person. But did you know that cats also have an amazing sense of smell?  It turns out that smells can play a huge part in increasing or decreasing stress and anxiety in a cat's environment.

Cats rely on their noses to detect prey, distinguish if a food is edible or toxic, and help find their way home. Through scent they are aware of other cats or predators in their...

May 22, 2017 - 2:11pm

In April, the staff at Animal Hospital of North Asheville was treated to lunch and a talk about the "Importance of Nutrition" by Dr. Michelle Turner.

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May 22, 2017 - 2:01pm

Springtime means warm weather, long days, and more opportunities to get out in the woods or in our yards. Unfortunately, spring also means more opportunities for humans and their pets to encounter snakes. The most common poisonous snake in Western North Carolina is the copperhead, although rattlesnakes, water moccasins and coral snakes are also seen in the area.

Copperheads spend most of their time in cover, including wood piles, rock piles, tall grass, piles of leaves, or thickets. According to the Ohio Public Library...

April 25, 2017 - 5:14pm

Sunshine, warmer weather, and fresh air are things we love about spring.  We can finally open the windows, air out the house, and clean off the dust from winter. It is time to refresh and renew. Spring cleaning is a perfect time to clean pet collars, leashes, toys, and beds. It is also the perfect time to clean out the car!

If you have a dog, you know the dreaded deed of removing pet hair from fabric. No matter how hard you try, those pesky hairs have made their home and are entwined in your upholstery....

April 24, 2017 - 11:25pm

Every October Animal Hospital of North Asheville takes part in an important study presented by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), so many of you may have taken part through the years. A short survey is given to clients which asks a few very simple questions about their pet. The survey helps track not only the trends for obesity in cats and dogs but also the views of pet families and veterinarians on pets’ weight and key nutritional food issues.

Unfortunately, pet obesity in U.S. continued to rise in 2016, affecting nearly 59% of cats and 54% of dogs. This past year...

April 23, 2017 - 10:15pm

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.

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...

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