We are excited to be the first to earn Fear Free Practice Certification in WNC!

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is dedicated to decreasing stress, anxiety, and fear in our patients while offering the best medical care possible. You may have noticed over the years the big and small changes in the practice that have led to us earning Fear Free Practice Certification. Small things such as offering treats, kongs, mats, hiding spaces, allowing cats to stay in their carriers or dogs in their family's lap, pre-visit medications, and changes in handling techniques, and larger factors like the design of the practice to include separate cat and dog areas have made a huge difference in patient care.
Our staff has worked very hard on not only becoming individually Fear Free certified but implementing and practicing low stress and  Fear Free  techniques when working with our patients.
Now Offering Revolution Plus

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is now offering Revolution Plus to provide your cat with the best and most effective protection against parasites!

Revolution Plus is a simple to apply, quick-drying, monthly topical product that offers protection for cats and kittens against fleas, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, and now additionally ticks.

Parasites do not just cause health issues in cats that go outside; indoor-only cats can be affected too. Fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and mosquitoes (which cause heartworms) can be carried in on our clothing or shoes, other pets, and come in through doors and windows. We see indoor-only cats in Asheville being affected by all of the above.

REVOLUTION PLUS is a prescription medication. Before purchasing a new medication, your primary veterinarian will need to authorize approval before it can be refilled. Please give us a call at 828-253-3393 when you need your cat's Revolution refilled so that we may have it approved and filled when you arrive. Please give us at least 24 hours notice. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Bonnie is Back to Playing Ball!
Bonnie is a happy-go-lucky girl who loves playing with tennis balls. Bonnie has rarely ever been spotted without a ball... or two... or three in her mouth. She lives to play fetch and tug and find it. When no one is available to play, she takes her balls to bed with her for a nap. She even enjoys wearing Elizabethan collars when necessary so she can still keep her balls close, even when she drops them! One day her family noticed her jaws chattering when she picked up one of her balls. This can be a sign of dental pain, so we scheduled Bonnie for a dental cleaning. 

At the time of her COHAT (Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment) during her dental cleaning appointment, Dr. Jen Sim noted that the majority of Bonnie's teeth had been worn down from years of tennis ball chewing. The mix of saliva and fuzz from the ball can work like sandpaper to wear down teeth. Dr. Sim also noted concern for an open root canal in one of her canine teeth. Left untreated, this would invite bacteria into the tooth and cause infection, as well as allow bacteria into the bloodstream with the potential to negatively affect the liver, kidneys, heart, and even brain. Her family chose to try to save the tooth for the sake of Bonnie's ball obsession and elected to perform endodontic (or root canal) therapy. 
Only a few days left to join our "Why I Love My Pet" Contest
Join us in celebrating the special love you have with your pets. Enter our free "Why I Love My Pet" contest and have a chance to win a prize along with being featured in our March Newsletter.

You do not have to be a professional artist to enter. Enter your kid's artwork, your doodles, painting, or other original drawings or artwork. Email a photo of your artwork and why you love your pet to be entered to win. Everyone who enters will receive an AHNA tote bag. Voting will decide the winners.

Click Here to learn more about this contest and for the rules to enter.  

Deadline is Feb 28th. 

To submit a photo of original artwork:  lovemypet@ahna.net.
Upcoming Pet Help Sessions  
  & Classes at AHNA  
Free classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.  

Our Free Monthly Help Sessions are now on   Saturdays


How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog
  • Saturday, March 16th starting at 11:30 AM 
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner-Fleurant, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • People Only. No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!
Does your dog growl, bark, lunge, and just get all into a tizzy when he sees other dogs or people? If so this class is for you. Learn body language so that you can better know what to expect, what steps you can take to prevent your dog from going into this state of mind, and lots more.

Four Season's Pet Loss Grief Support
Who:     Anyone who has lost a pet, preparing to say goodbye, or grieving and needs further support. 

What:    Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group

Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30-6:30pm

Four Seasons Buncombe County Office,(373 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, near Doctors Park and Mission Hospital). 

Why:     Because your feelings of grief matter and our pets are our family

    There is no cost to group participants. Four Seasons Bereavement 

Support services are made possible by community support and philanthropic donations. For more information on how to support the mission of Four Seasons and this program in particular, please call the Four Seasons Foundation at 828.513.2440.  www.FourSeasonsCFL.org

For respect of the group, please leave pets at home.  

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.

Please review us on Yelp - 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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