We Are Closed For Labor Day 

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after the 4th.

We are open during the weekend before the 4th:
  • Saturday, September 2nd, normal business hours: 8:00am -5:00pm 
  • Sunday, September 3rd, normal Urgent Care hours from 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
  • Monday, September 4th - CLOSED
For emergencies during this time please call REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 665-4399.  REACH has a doctor and nursing staff on the premises whenever we are closed.  They will provide our hospital with a written record of your pet's visit, by fax, to be placed in your pet's permanent medical records and reviewed by one of our doctors.  We will reopen Tuesday (9/5/17) at 7:30am.
Microchip Reunites Shiny With His Family After More Than Four Years And 2,000 Miles Away 

Animal Hospital of North Asheville was overjoyed to hear this happy story when a sweet black and white dog was recently brought in for a physical exam and wellness care. Four and a half years ago, Shiny's mom, Michelle Davis, had her heart broken. Her beloved dog, Shiny, disappeared one day. Shiny had a habit of digging out of the yard to visit the neighbors for treats, but on this day, he did not return as usual.  The Davises frantically searched the neighborhood but Shiny was nowhere to be found. As the months went on and there was no news on Shiny, Michelle's heart sank. Still, she knew that Shiny was a real Momma's boy and their bond was strong, so she always knew he would return if he could and she maintained hope.

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Thank You for  
Voting Us #1 Again! 

We so greatly appreciate your votes in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll!  Once again we have been voted the #1 Veterinarian in WNC! It means a great deal to all of us to be recognized for the work we do. Thank you!
Although we have won this award many times, we do not take your vote for granted. We are constantly trying our best to improve the quality of care that we provide.Over the past few years, we have been proud leaders in the fear-free veterinary care movement that is taking place, and we are excited to learn even more about how to reduce fear in our patients. During the past year, twenty-one of our staff members have become certified in Fear Free Veterinary Care and many more have studied the materials. Being totally fear-free is a lofty goal and not attainable for every single pet, but we have learned more and more about how to reduce stress in our patients.

Keep Your Pet  
Protected from the Sun   

The dog days of summer are here. The sun is shining and outdoor activities are in high swing. One thing most people don't remember is that it's time to make sure your pet is protected from the sun. That's right - our furry friends, just like us, can suffer from the damaging effects from the sun's powerful rays.

Excess sun exposure can be painful, can lead to sunburns, and increases the risk of certain types of skin cancer. The sun gives off different kinds of ultraviolet rays: UVB and UVA. UVB rays can cause sunburns and UVA can cause certain types of skin cancer.

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Water, water everywhere -  
Can dogs drink too much water? 

By: Dr. Scott Loveless, DVM

Water is the essence of life. It is always important to make sure our pet friends stay hydrated, but especially in the heat of summertime. During hikes, play, walks, or runs it is important to take frequent breaks for yourself and your dog to cool off and drink plenty of water. Dogs do not have sweat glands except on the bottom of their feet, so they can only cool themselves through panting and through normal breathing. Certain breeds are more susceptible to overheating, including short-nosed breeds like Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, etc. and double-coated breeds like Siberian Huskies and German Shepherds.

Annual CPR & Emergency Training with Dr. Foote  

Throughout the year, we offer in-hospital continuing education for our staff and veterinarians. This past month, Dr. Michelle Foote presented our Annual CPR and Emergency Care training. Dr. Foote has an extensive emergency medicine background and provided a very detailed class. Not only did the Annual CPR and Emergency Care continuing education serve as a refresher course for our patient care staff, but it also allowed for new techniques and medical advances to be shown. At Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we are always learning new ways to provide the best of care for our patients.
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 Your Pet's Teeth
  • Sept. 12th, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Dr. Dave Thompson
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

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!

Click Here to read more about this class.
The Right Way To Get Your Cat Into Their Carrier

  • Tuesday, September 19th, 7:00-8:30 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

Does your cat disappear when you bring out their carrier? It is a battle to put your cat into their carrier? Many cats resist getting into their carriers, but it is possible (and important) to avoid this stress for your cat and for you. This free help session will provide positive methods to help train your cat to enjoy their carrier along with tips to help make traveling with your cat less stressful.    
Click Here to read more about this class. 

OOPS! House Training 101
    September 26th, 7:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • People Only.
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!
This Free Help Session will help you teach your dog when & where to eliminate.

Our classes fill up fast! Check our website and Facebook Events Calendar for available Saturday Training Classes.  

Concentration: Learn How to Achieve Focus by Your Dog, Despite Distractions.
Upcoming Classes:
Saturdays, August 26th and September 2nd from 4:00PM-5:00PM  THIS CLASS IS FULL
Saturdays, September 9th and September 16th from 2:30PM-3:30PM
Saturdays: October 7th and 14th from 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.
  • Cost: $100

New environments, people, and other dogs can be challenging and stimulating for your dog. The first two Saturdays of this 6-week class, you will learn how to build focus and shift your dog's attention from distractions back to you. You will pick your class for the last four Saturdays. You can choose one of the following four week classes: 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! You will have a total of 6-weeks of fun and skill building! This "Concentration" class is a prerequisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series.

Follow Me! Learn to enjoy walks with your dog again.

  • Saturdays, Sept. 9th - Sept. 30th from 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Cost: $100

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!

Click Here to read more about this class. 

RED ROVER! Teach your dog to come whenever and wherever reliably!
  • Saturdays, Sept. 23rd - Oct 14th from 2:30-3:30pm
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Cost: $65
Teaching your dog to come when called enthusiastically and immediately is an important skill every dog should learn. It might end up saving his or her life! Not only does a speedy recall allow your dog more fun and freedom, it gives you piece of mind that your dog will return when asked.

In this 4-week class, you will learn ways to build focus and a variety of techniques to teach a reliable recall, even around distractions. If you have already begun teaching coming when called, but having difficulty around distractions or if this is a new skill you want to teach your dog, this class is for you!

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.

We have made it easy for you to review us on Google - just Click Here for easy instructions - and thank you!

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 and prevention of their fear, pain and discomfort and to strive to minimize separation from the people they love.
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  • Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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  • 24-Hour Nursing Care Mon-Sat