We Are Closed for Memorial Day

The Animal Hospital of North Asheville is closed today, Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day so our AHNA staff can spend time with loved ones. We also take this time to honor and remember the fallen soldiers and their families. 

CLOSED MONDAY, May 27th

Tuesday, May 28th from 7:30am-8:30pm 

For emergencies during this time please call REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) at 665-4399 or WCRAH (Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital) at 828-408-0223. Both Emergency Hospitals have doctors 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 email, to be placed in your pet's permanent medical records and reviewed by one of our doctors.
Celebrating 40 Years of 
AAHA Certification

Did you know that AHNA is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association? This is a big deal for us because every single day we live by the standards set by AAHA, and it is rewarding to be recognized for our attention to detail and devotion to the standards. We are also proud because our hospital was the first hospital to be accredited in Asheville (way back in 1979). That means this year we celebrate 40 years of adhering to the highest standards offered by an accrediting organization.

Asheville Angel Pets Conference and Expo 
Held at the Renaissance Hotel Asheville, NC
Conference & Expo Saturday, June 8th! 
Get Your Tickets Today!
Animal Hospital of North Asheville is a proud Gold Level sponsor! 

Angel Pets Conference 2019 - Asheville, NC
Saturday, June 8th from 8-5 pm at the Renaissance Hotel (Salon A). 

This pioneering, unique, and much-needed conference covers many topics on senior pet care needs, end-of-life care, caregiver support and grief healing. The conference highlights important medical topics for senior animal needs and resources, assessing animal quality-of-life, explaining animal hospice and palliative care, and covering the medical, practical, and emotional considerations for pets at the end-of-life transition. Special focus will also be on grief healing from pet loss for ourselves and family, which is often complex and under-addressed in our society. 

Adventure Cats
  Enriching Your Cats' Nine Lives 

By: Anastasia Galbo

Poe and Lucifer, our brother and sister duo  love long walks in the forest, sunny spots to lie in, and a good tree to climb.

Poe (4 years) and Lucifer (10 months) both love being outside more than anything. Living in a busy city like Asheville makes it too dangerous to let them roam free on their own. So we introduced them to a harness and the local park.

Poe took to it naturally; she even now pulls her harness from the basket when she wants to go out. She was 4 years old when we introduced the idea of a harness to her. To her, it seemed to be the answer she'd been looking for. The first time we took her outside she was a little skeptical and wary of her new surroundings. She kept herself low to the ground and kind of slinked around for a good 10 minutes. Once we were further from the sounds of traffic, though, she came out of her shell. She started eating grass, climbing trees, and chasing bugs. She was incredibly happy!

What happens if your dog gets heartworms?

Most dog owners know that we recommend giving heartworm preventive medication every month, all year to all dogs. But what really happens if your dog is infected with heartworms? It can be treated, right? Well, yes, but there is a lot of long-term and irreversible damage that can be prevented, and treatment is lengthy and expensive. Let's look at what really happens inside your dog first.

Damaged blood vessels and more

We always think about heartworms as a parasite that lives in the heart, but that is rarely the case. They spend most of their lives and do their worst damage in pulmonary arteries, which are the blood vessels that bring blood from the heart into the lungs to receive oxygen. And the damage starts early: as soon as 120 days after a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, the maturing heartworms start moving through the pulmonary arteries and causing inflammation. 

Upcoming Events: June

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, June 4th, 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. 




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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