Please Vote for Animal Hospital of North Asheville! 


It's that time again - time to vote in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll!

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.


Happy Story About Reuniting With a Lost Pet  
This is a happy story that highlights the importance of a wonderful organization, Asheville Humane Society, as well as a life-saving invention, pet microchips. Animal Hospital of North Asheville appreciates the excellent job that Asheville Humane Society does scanning for microchips in the pets they care for and reuniting them with their families. Please be sure your pets are microchipped and that the information is up-to-date! Microchips can be implanted in dogs and cats of any age, and pets do not have to be under anesthesia to receive a microchip. As you will read in the following story, it can make all the difference!

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Why does my cat do that? 
By: Dr. Amy Plankenhorn

Any human that is "owned" by a cat knows that cats have some interesting behaviors, and that they are definitely NOT small dogs! To understand why domestic cats act the way they do, it helps to understand the behavior of feral cats. If you search for information about cat domestication, you will find that some scientists suggest that cats are "semi-domesticated," in that they are genetically and behaviorally very similar to wild cats. In the wild, cats are solitary hunters, with keen senses of smell and hearing. They eat frequent small meals through the day. They have the potential to be prey as well as being predators, so they want to be able to observe their surroundings from a safe place and be able to escape stressful situations easily. They communicate with other cats through smell, body language, and vocalization, and many cats would prefer not to have to deal with other cats at all.

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Always Learning at AHNA! 

Drs. Dave and Betsy Thompson attended the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) in Orlando, FL from February 4th through 8th. The NAVC is the largest veterinary meeting in the world, is attended by people from all over the world, and is a learning experience for veterinarians that has no equal.

Every hour of the day there were about 40 different lectures available Saturday through Wednesday. Every lecture and every speaker was an opportunity to learn something new that can help diagnose and treat a disease, relieve symptoms, or simply give the patient a better or a longer life.

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Flea and Tick Update and Prevention Recommendations    

It is time to take steps to prevent fleas and ticks. We often see fleas and ticks on our patients even in the winter. It is important to start your pet on tick prevention now. Click the link below for a very simple write up on how to prevent fleas and ticks.

How to Prevent Four Common Dog Emergencies (Video)    

Emergencies can happen in an instant to anyone. Being prepared helps prevent these frightening situations and helps protect your beloved canine family member. VetStreet has created this must-see video on how to protect your dog from four common canine emergencies: heat stroke, attacks by other animals, poisoning, and choking.
What to Do if Your Pet is Hit by a Car   

By: Dr. Kasandra Garner

It's every pet family's nightmare: Fluffy rushes into the road and is hit by a car. What you do in the next few moments may increase your pet's chance for survival, and also protect you from becoming injured as well.

First and foremost, make sure it is safe for you to go to your pet. Never run into a street without first checking for traffic. If there are bystanders, have them flag down drivers and safely stop traffic BEFORE you attempt to get to your pet.

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Upcoming Pet Help Sessions
& Classes At AHNA
FREE CLASSES
Free Classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.
Woof! I Can't Stop Barking
  • March 28th, 7:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room. 
Do you need some peace and quiet? Have neighbors ever complained or has animal control been at your door? Do you feel like you've tried everything and nothing has worked? This session is for you. Learn the different reasons that dogs may bark excessively, how to assess what is motivating your dog's vocalization, and what training techniques will work best for your dog's type of barking.

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Tellington TTouch Information Session

  

  • Saturday, April 1st 4:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
TTouch is a unique approach to training based on compassion and respect for our animal friends. Using a specific form of bodywork and specialized movement exercises, the TTouch Method promotes cooperation, wellbeing and improved behavior by reducing stress and physical tension. 
This information session is a requirement to joining the 6-week Tellington TTouch 6 week training class starting April 15th at 4pm, held in the Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room. 

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How and Why To Look After My Pet's Teeth 

 

  • April 11th, 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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Be Brave! How to Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence
  • Tuesday, April 18th, 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
Whether your dog has specific fears or is generally timid, learn how to understand the signs of anxiety, how to prevent fear from becoming aggression, and some fundamental techniques to help your "wallflower" dog come out of his or her shell.   

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Happy Together: How to Manage a Multi-dog Household
  • Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room

Living in a multiple dog household has many rewards and benefits, but it also has its challenges. In this free session you will learn how to bring maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household. You will be offered practical tips on how decrease the demanding, competitive, overly enthusiastic behaviors and increase the more polite and calm ones.

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TICKETED CLASSES
Saturday Training Classes - Registration and Fee Required
Tellington TTouch 6 Week Training Class
(for you and your dog)  
  • Saturdays, April 15th-May 20th, 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $100 for the 6 week class
The TTouch 6-week training class is open to dogs of all ages and personalities. This class will teach unique methods to build strength and resilience in a senior dog, settle and focus in an adolescent dog, build confidence and cooperation in a puppy, and increase acceptance of handling and husbandry activities. Each week you will learn different bodywork techniques as well as explore new obstacles in the "Confidence Course". Applying these innovative techniques to your daily life will improve your dog's physical and mental well-being while deepening your bond with your special companion. This class allows for plenty of individual work, as well as helpful hands on group activities.

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CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions
This class is full!

  • Saturdays, April 15th and 22nd, 2:30-3:30PM
  • 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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Mother May I? The first step to a courteous canine is self control!
This class is full!
  • Saturdays, April 29th-May 20th, 2:30-3:30PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $65 for this 4 week class
This 4 week training class is perfect for adolescents and dogs whose impulse control could use some polishing. In this class, you will learn how to teach your dog to greet people politely, "wait", and "leave". You will also gain the knowledge of how to use your body language to influence your dog's behavior.

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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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AHNA HOURS
  • Monday thru Friday  7:30 AM - 8:30PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Urgent Care at 4:00 PM. Call 828-253-3393 and listen to message.
  • 24-Hour Nursing Care Mon-Sat