Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 

We want to take a moment during this Thanksgiving time to say how thankful we are for all of the families that trust us to care for their animal companions. We know they are beloved members of the family because we feel the same way about our furry family members. We strive every day to provide the level of medical care and compassion we would want shown to our babies.

We are so thankful for the compassionate veterinarians, client care team, patient care team, hospital care team, and management of the AHNA family that we get to work with each day. The dedication and love for animals and their families and the ability to help them in their best of times and their worst of times is a blessing we hold dear.

We are also thankful for the community we live in. The generous and unwavering dedication to the betterment of the lives of animals in our community is amazing.

We be will be closing Thursday, November 22nd so our staff can spend time with loved ones on Thanksgiving. We will be still seeing appointments the day before and day after Thanksgiving at the below listed hours. We hope everyone has a happy and restful Thanksgiving. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21st  7:30am-5pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 22nd CLOSED
  • Friday, Nov. 23rd normal hours 7:30am-8:30pm
No Puppy Preschool on Thursday, Nov. 22nd - Thanksgiving Day

For pet 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.
Warm Hearts and Full Bellies
Do you enjoy the heartwarming feeling that comes from giving?    

Do you have a special place in your heart for animals in need?

Join us this Holiday Season to help pets in need in our community. During 'Warm Hearts, Full Bellies' AHNA will be collecting donations of wet or dry pet food, new or gently used beds and blankets, pet toys, and/or monetary donations. Starting Friday, November 23rd through Monday, December 31st you can drop items off during our normal business hours (M-F 7:30am-8:30pm and Sat 8am-5pm).

Meet Bindi - A Sweet Dog With A Lot to be Thankful For!       

We'd like to introduce you to Bindi, a precious Maltese who has been through a lot in her 6 years of life. When you read her story, you might think that she would hate coming to the animal hospital, or that she would be depressed. But Bindi reminds us that the right attitude can bring gratitude.
Bindi first came to us as a 2-pound ball of adorable white fluff in November of 2012. Her puppyhood was normal except that she had some squinting and discharge in her right eye, and she had a few episodes of unexplainable pain. Over the first year of her life, it became more evident that she did not have any tear production in her right eye. This severe case of dry eye made her more prone to ulcers and damage in her cornea, which became more and more difficult to control. We tried every medication available, and had her see a veterinary ophthalmology specialist to see if there was anything we could do to save her eye, but it was causing her too much pain. When she was a year and a half old, we removed her eye.

Finding a Pet Sitter      

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to think about looking for a pet sitter or a kennel if you will be leaving your pets over the holiday. Take time for meet and greet appointments to see how your cat or dog reacts to the person. Take your pet for a test run at the kennel for a few hours, half day or overnight to see how they do. Talk with your veterinarian to learn other ways to help with your fearful or anxious cat or dog during the holiday season. Consult with a local trainer to get at home help with any unwanted behavior problems and set your pet up for success.

Top 5 Cat Toxin Risks That Increase During the Holiday/Winter Season 
  • SSRI antidepressants
  • Lilies (Lilium & Hemerocallis)
  • Liquid potpourri
  • Glow jewelry and glow sticks
  • Household cleaners
The ASPCA sees an increase of certain toxins for cats during the holidays and winter months. Toxins can cause many symptoms including GI upset, salivation, seizures, or death. If your cat has gotten into any of the above toxins, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (1-888-426-4435) and your veterinarian right away! It could be the difference between life and death.

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 and prevention of their fear, pain and discomfort and to strive to minimize separation from the people they love.
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