Save the Date! Join us on November 5th! 

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is once again the presenting sponsor of Asheville Humane Society's Taste of Compassion - A Night at the Moulin Rouge. Please plan to join us!

Taste of Compassion - A Night at the Moulin Rouge
Saturday, November 5, 2016 * 6:00 - 9:00 PM
5-6pm VIP Pre-Gala Reception

Morris Hellenic Cultural Center in Historic Montford
Tickets are $75 and $125 for VIP
At the door tickets are $90 and $140 for VIP

Tickets include an open bar with wine and local craft beer to complement an array of delicious vegetarian fare from local restaurants and chefs.

- All proceeds benefit Asheville Humane Society -

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Welcome Dr. Loveless! 

Doctor Scott Loveless's childhood interests ended up greatly impacting his life. He grew up loving his family's pets and enjoying Boy Scouting. He eventually became not only a veterinarian but also an Eagle Scout. His family had several pets that they respected, loved and gave the best of care to, but when he was 8 years old, his parents allowed him to pick out the first pet who would be "his." That pet was a Russian Blue cat who he named Fluffy. Unfortunately, they later learned that that Fluffy had a very serious congenital birth defect involving her liver. She died when she was less than a year old, but his love for Fluffy and the experience of her illness and subsequent death, affected him so deeply that he decided to be a veterinarian so he could help animals have long healthy lives.

Dr. Loveless graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Western Carolina University in 1999 and as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University in 2003. That special love for cats is still there (of course, he loves dogs too), as well as a special interest in dermatology, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and dentistry. Dr. Loveless has extensive experience from his work at two different hospitals in Charlotte and his service as Chief of Staff for five of the years he spent at the second hospital.

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Dr. Garner and Dr. Loveless Reunited at AHNA

From team building exercises during orientation week in August of 1999 until graduation in the big arena in May of 2003, Drs. Garner and Loveless spent four years as classmates and friends at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. There were about seventy students in the veterinary class of 2003, but the rigors of veterinary study and the numerous extracurricular activities (intramural softball, anyone?) often translate into memories that last a lifetime even when the graduates go their separate ways. Which is why Dr. Garner and Dr. Loveless are excited to be reunited by working at Animal Hospital of North Asheville together after more than a decade of practice in separate states.

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Secondhand Smoke is Bad for Your Pet  
By Dr. David Thompson

It is well documented in studies that pets who live with smokers have a much higher incidence of cancer. While I have not conducted a scientific study, I have personally seen many cases of cancer here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville in the pets of clients who smoke. Please try to protect your pet from secondhand smoke. Although it is important to protect all pets, cats are especially prone to cancers in the mouth from cigarette smoke because in grooming themselves, they take into their mouths the secondhand smoke deposits that have accumulated on their fur.

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Back To School Safety Tips for Pets   
This article originally appeared on
Each fall, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center notes a surge of back-to-school related pet poisonings, many of which involve kids' backpacks and lunchboxes.

Some dogs are very good at unzipping backpacks and lunchboxes and helping themselves to the contents inside. And after a long school day, many kids dump their stuff on the floor when they return home, creating a nearly irresistible target.

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Congratulations, Graduates!    

Congratulations to all of our recent graduates of the Saturday Training taught at Animal Hospital of North Asheville by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed: TTouch Training and Follow Me. Enjoy walks with your dog again (Leash Walking Skills)

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Upcoming Pet Help Sessions  
& Classes At AHNA

Free Classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.
How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth 

Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by Dr. Dave Thompson.

Did you know that by 3 years of age:
  • 80% of Dogs have Periodontal Disease
  • 70% of Cats have Periodontal Disease
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 see live demonstrations and learn how to care for your pet's teeth at home. We can help make it easy and fun!

Click Here to see all of our October classes and choose the one you are interested in. 

Puppies W.I.N. (What is Normal Puppy Behavior)  

Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 - 9:00pm in the AHNA Education Room.
This class is presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid. 
This free Behavior Help Session is for anyone with a puppy under 5 months of age or anyone planning on adding a puppy to the family. The focus of this help session will be to help you learn what age-appropriate puppy behavior is for your puppy, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy's socialization window.

Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home. 

Click Here to see all of our October classes and choose the one you are interested in.
How to Clicker Train Your Cat or Dog

Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 - 8:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Are you interested in learning more about clicker training for your dog or cat? Have you ever wondered why people use "clickers" to train? Or when and how to use the clicker correctly? How does the "click" sound help train an animal? These questions and much more will be answered in this class.

Learn clicker training basics as well as a few fun games to play with your cat or dog. This class is not only for dog and cat families, clicker training works for all animals - even fish!  

Click Here to see all of our October classes and choose the one you are interested in. 

Saturday Training Classes
Mother May I  

Saturdays, October 8th-October 29th from 2:30-3:30pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

This class is perfect for adolescents and dogs whose impulse control could use some polishing. In this 4-week 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.

Click Here to see all of our October classes and choose the one you are interested in.

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

Saturdays, October 8th and 15th from 4:00 - 5:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed. 

Learn how to achieve focus by your dog, despite distractions. New environments, people, and other dogs can be challenging and stimulating for your dog. In this two session class, you will learn how to build focus and shift your dog's attention from distractions back to you. This "Concentration" class is a prerequisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series.

  Click Here to see all of our October classes and choose the one you are interested in. 
Red Rover: Teach Your Dog to Come Whenever & Wherever Reliably

Saturday, October 22 from 4:00-5:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed. 

Teaching your dog to come when called enthusiastically and immediately is an important skill every dog should learn. It might end up saving his or her life! Not only does a speedy recall allow your dog more fun and freedom, it gives you piece of mind that your dog will return when asked.

Click Here to see all of our October classes and choose the one you are interested in.

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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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