Voting Extended Until April 29th. Please Vote for Animal Hospital of North Asheville! 

Thank you so much to everyone who has already voted for us in the  Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll! The pictures in the box on the right are just some of you who have written in to tell us you voted. Voting ends on April 29th, so please vote now!

We were honored to win in our category last year, and with your help, we can win again. Please vote now to make us #1!

Click Here to Vote for Animal Hospital of North Asheville in the Pet / Veterinary Services category. And thank you! Winning this award means the world to everyone at our hospital.
Welcome Dr. Foote! 

Dr. Michelle Foote grew up loving her little poodle-terrier mix, Muffin. Muffin was always there when she needed a friend, so she will always hold a very dear place in her heart, but many dogs and cats have played important roles in her life through the years. Along with her pets, dancing has also brought her joy. While growing up, she enjoyed dancing and performing with several dance companies and continues to enjoy dancing through ballroom dancing. But it was her love of animals that led her to volunteer as a teenager at a veterinary hospital and that experience sparked her interest in veterinary medicine and eventually led to her career. She enjoyed volunteering so much that she began working as a veterinary assistant. Over time, Dr. Foote realized that although she loved caring for her patients as a veterinary assistant, she wanted to be the one making the decisions that determine the outcome for a critically ill pet.

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When Your Pet Breaks a Bone: Immediate Care and How to Transport  
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 injuries with trauma, you should immediately bring your pet to Animal Hospital of North Asheville, or one of the area's emergency hospitals if the injury occurs after business hours.

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The Key to a Successful Nutritional Plan is Communication

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.

Win the Battle on Pet Hair
in Your Car (Video)    

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!
Upcoming Pet Help Sessions
& Classes at AHNA
Free classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.

How and Why To Look After My Pet's Teeth 

  • May 9th, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Dr. Dave Thompson
Did you know that by 3 years of age 80% of Dogs have Periodontal Disease and 70% of Cats have Periodontal Disease? Did you know periodontal disease is uncomfortable and can shorten your pet's life? 

It is new thinking for many people, but proper dental care will keep your pet more comfortable, lengthen life and prevent bad breath. It is never too early or too late to start caring for your pet's teeth! Come and learn why it is so important and what's involved. See a live demonstration and get your questions answered. We can help make it easy and fun! 

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Kitten Socialization:
Preparing For and Raising a Happy Kitten

  • Tuesday, May 16th, 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
This free help session will be especially helpful for anyone who has a kitten or is thinking about adding a kitten to the family. You will learn what is age appropriate kitten behavior, how to establish good habits and how to prevent problems from developing. You will learn the importance of and how to provide a less stressful environment as well as how to provide enriching activities for your kitten and cat. You will learn the basic needs of a kitten, learn how to read body language, how to properly socialize your kitten along with how to properly introduce a new kitten to the established two and four legged members of your family.    

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How to Help Your Dog's Noise Phobia
  • Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
Does your dog begin to pant or whine when they hear a sudden noise? Hide or frantically try to escape when fireworks go off or a thunderstorm hits? Does she or he salivate or use avoidance when seeing a person or object that has been associated with the "scary" noise?

In this free Behavior Help Session, you will learn why some dogs suffer from this issue, management strategies to use, tips on behavior modification, and adjuncts that may help decrease the intensity of your dog's response to the noise.

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Our classes are filling up fast! Sign up now for these available classes. 
Saturday Training Classes - Registration and Fee Required

Follow Me: Enjoy Walks with Your Dog Again
  • Saturdays, June 3 - 24th, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $65
Does it feel like your dog is taking you for a walk instead of the other way around? Does it seem like you are invisible to your dog the moment you hit the sidewalk or trail? If so, this class is for you!

This specialized four-week class teaches you techniques to become proficient at loose leash walking with your dog and increase his or her attention around distractions. This class will strengthen your mechanical and motivational skills so future walks will be more pleasurable.

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CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions
  • Saturdays, June 3rd and June 10th, 4:00 - 5:00PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $100 for the 6 week class of training classes

New environments, people, and other dogs can be challenging and stimulating for your dog. In this 2-week class, you will learn how to build focus and shift your dog's attention from distractions back to you. This SERIES also includes a 4-week class of coming when called (Red Rover), loose leash walking (Follow Me), stationary training (Red Light-Green Light) or polite greetings (Mother May I?) class. It is your choice! For a total of 6-week fun and skill building learning! This "Concentration" class is a prerequisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series.

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SIMON SAYS: Sit, stand, and all that jazz!

  • Saturdays, June 17th and June 24th, 4:00-5:00PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $35 for this 2 week class
New to training? Unable to get your dog sit or down? Need some help trouble shooting the basics? This class is for you! Our certified dog trainer will provide guidance and support on training the fundamental positions and learn the many techniques used to train them through positive reinforcement. Behaviors taught in this class are: sit, down, stand, and hand targeting.

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If you are happy with the care and service you and your pet have received at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we would greatly appreciate your taking a few minutes to write a review online.

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Mission Statement:
By embracing new knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, our mission at AHNA is to provide the highest level of medical, dental and surgical care possible; to deliver it with integrity and compassion for our clients, but most importantly, to constantly see ourselves through the eyes of our voiceless patients who understand only that we are gentle and kind; to have as our first priority, relief of their pain and discomfort and to strive to minimize separation from the people they love.
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