Closed for the Fourth of July
(no AHNA Puppy Preschool)
The Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be closed Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in observance of Independence Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We will maintain normal hours before and after the holiday.
  • Mon-Wednesday: July 1st-3rd, normal business hours- 7:30am -8:30pm
  • Thursday, July 4th - CLOSED
  • Friday, July 5th - normal business hours- 7:30am-8:30pm
Have a Happy and Stress-Free Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July and its accompanying celebrations can be a traumatic experience for pets. It is also the number one holiday for pets to get lost. Even if you keep your cat or dog indoors during this festive holiday, it can easily turn into a "fright night" for your pet. Many cats or dogs can become fearful, anxious, or stressed with loud noises such as thunderstorms, fireworks, loud music and large groups of people celebrating. A little preparation can go a long way toward making sure that they are safe and happy when the festivities begin, and we can help!

Today is the Last Day to Vote For AHS "WNC Pet of the Year"! 

Asheville Humane Society is holding their 2nd Annual "WNC Pet of the Year" photo contest to help raise money to support local homeless animals in need. The pet with the most votes by 9 pm tonight (June 25) will win the title "WNC's Pet of the Year" and become a local pet celebrity!  

The race is in full swing. The pet with the most votes will be crowned the WNC Pet of the Year. Not only will they be a model for AHS in the coming year but they will win some pretty cool prizes too. Each vote is $1 ($1=1 vote). We are so excited to see many familiar faces in the contest. Everyone is working hard to spread the word and help raise money to reach AHS's goal of $25,000. 

Angel Pets Conference and Expo
  A day filled with compassion & love for senior pets 
 
There is something special that touches our hearts when we see the silver in the muzzle, the cloudiness of the eyes, and the slower gait of an aging pet. Senior pets are special beyond words.
 
We had the honor to participate not only as a sponsor, vendor, and speaker, but also as fellow pet owners in the Angel Pets Conference and Expo. We were part of a large group of like-minded individuals who have been touched by the love of a senior pet.
 
The day was filled with amazing speakers, such as our own Dr. Kasandra Garner, who presented topics from senior medical care to senior pet care resources. Dr. Beth Marchitelli of 4 Paws Farewell presented animal hospice care and end of life topics for our pets as well as assessing pet quality of life. Coleen Ellis, CT, CLCP of Two Hearts Pet Loss Pet Center covering topics on pet loss grief support for ourselves and others. Dr. Angel Mitchell of Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital covered Senior Pet Nutritional needs and research updates.
 
Celebrating 6 Years of 
Puppy Preschool!
Watch our video! 

This year Animal Hospital of North Asheville Puppy Preschool celebrates the big "6"! Time has flown fly, puppies have grown, and we have had a blast!
 
Six years ago we opened the doors to our first Animal Hospital of North Asheville's Puppy Preschool session. Our goal was to offer a clean and safe space to aid in the education and socialization of puppies during one of their critical learning periods.  We wanted to also strengthen the bond and understanding between families and their puppies. In using positive activities, we aim to encourage investigation and interaction, stimulate the senses, build confidence, and learn appropriate boundaries. 
 
 
Silver Muzzles, Gold Hearts

Dr. Kasandra Garner, DVM
How many times have you heard (or said it yourself), "The only bad thing about pets is that they don't live long enough." It is an unfortunate reality that most of us are going to outlive our furry soulmates. However, when they reach their "golden years," there is no need to despair. Older pets still have plenty of life left. They are in many ways better behaved than their younger selves, and with a few modifications, you and your older pet can continue to enjoy an active pleasurable companionship right up until the moment they cross the rainbow bridge.
There is no denying that older pets are at risk for a myriad of diseases. That is why your veterinarian is going to recommend more frequent veterinary visits and bloodwork. Senior pets benefit from twice-a-year exams so that any issues can be caught as early as possible when interventions are the most likely to be beneficial. 
Upcoming Events: July

Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support

Losing a pet friend and companion can be heartbreaking. Whether it is a sudden or planned goodbye, it is an emotional time. We understand the strength and specialness of the animal-human bond. On the first Tuesday of each month, Four Seasons Compassion for Life will be hosting a Pet Loss Grief Support Group from 5:30-6:30 pm. The monthly meeting will be held at a new location: 373 Biltmore Ave, near Mission Hospital. This group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of an animal companion and needs further support. This is a free monthly meeting. Everyone welcome but out of respect to other participants, please leave pets at home. 

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

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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