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About Our AAFP Gold-Certified Animal Hospital

With specially trained staff, dedicated feline exam rooms and boarding areas, as well as a feline-only waiting area, Animal Hospital of North Asheville is an American Association of Feline Practitioners Gold Standard Cat Friendly hospital.

What is the AAFP?

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) supports its members in improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice and patient care, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine.

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How Our Hospital Meets AAFP Gold Standards

We offer fully separated facility for cats and dogs, and a variety of treatment and patient care protocols for comfort and safety of our feline patients. Our animal hospital features

  • Separate waiting areas for cats and dogs
  • Feline-only boarding ward, featuring a play area, sun room, special padding and blankets for each guest, TVs, heated beds, separate sleeping and elimination areas, calming music, and enrichment activities
  • Separate feline and canine ICU units for critical cases
  • Pheremones throughout the feline area to help cats feel more relaxed
  • Staff specially trained to meet the needs of feline patients

If you'd like to learn more about how we meet the rigorous AAFP Gold standards, please feel free to contact our hospital any time.

AAFP Gold Certified Feline Friendly Animal Hospital in North Asheville

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