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A New Addition to Our Team
20 Fun Facts About Cats
Friends of North Asheville Meeting Notes
The ABC's of Pet IDs
Helping a Cat with a Broken Tooth
Free Behavior Help Session
Seasonal Links
Animal Welfare Community Calendar


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AHNA September 2013 Newsletter 
A New Addition to Our Team!
Animal Hospital of North Asheville is happy to announce a wonderful new addition to our team! Dr. Matthew Goetz has already begun working part time as one of our veterinarians and will begin working fulltime in November.

Please Click Here to read his full bio.

We are excited to have him aboard! 
20 Fun Facts About Cats!
  1. A group of cats is called a 'clowder'
  2. Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often left pawed.
  3. Cats can swallow and digest their food without chewing it
  4. Isaac Newton invented the cat flap door!
  5. On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping.
  6. Cats dream! When cats enter a deep sleep, they produce the same brain wave patterns that humans do when dreaming.
  7. Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make about 10.

Click Here for the remaining fun facts!  

Friends of North Asheville Dog Park Meeting Notes


The FNADP met on September 9th to hear updates on the proposed Beaverdam site and to discuss ongoing and upcoming tasks and challenges.   

Beaverdam resident Bob Roepnack provided a revised map of the site that excluded the Killian House, which will not be included in the parcel. He stressed that the entire proposal is in its planning stages, while attempting to obtain answers about environmental and traffic safety impacts, and eventually, to craft a comprehensive, mutually-agreeable Letter of Intent for the park. In the meantime, the Site Design Committee has been doing research on the necessary design elements of high quality dog parks.

To read the rest of these notes, Click Here.
To read the notes from the City Council Work Session, Click Here.
The ABC's of Pet IDs
Always keep an ID tag on your pet! This is one of the collar tag quickest ways to help your pet find his or her way back home.

Be safe! No single ID is fail-safe. Use more than one method of identification.

Chip your pet! Microchip your pet and keep your contact information current.

Ensure your pet is safe! Click Here to learn more.
Helping a Cat with a Broken Tooth 
Sissy is a friendly, engaging, robust 17 pound cat who lives in Johnson City, TN. She was adopted by her family as a rescue, and she serves as an excellent example of the many wonderful, loving cats that can be adopted.  Sissy's mom brought her in to Animal Hospital of North Asheville last week for an appointment for a dental evaluation and tooth cleaning, and her case points out some important characteristics of cats.

Sissy arrived at our hospital for dental care by Dr. David Thompson due to findings during her annual comprehensive physical exam. On physical exam, Dr. Earley had found a broken tooth, which is a painful dental problem, as well as tartar and gingivitis.  Blood tests performed at the time of her annual exam identified that - Click Here to read more.  
Free Behavior Help Session on Barking Oct. 15th
Free Behavior class
On Tuesday, October 15th, Pet Behavior Aid will present a free session on barking in our Education room at Animal Hospital of North Asheville from 7 to 8PM.  Everyone is welcome and no registration is required, but this session is for people only. These free sessions are amazingly helpful because you learn how to help your pet by getting insight into your pet's behavior and what causes it. This allows you to prevent problems or help your pet - Click Here to read more.
The Only Veterinary Office We Will Ever Use.

Would you like your pet to be featured on our website in the testimonial section? Just email your testimonial and a photo of your pet to: info@ahna.net - thank you!

Animal Hospital of North Asheville is by far the BEST and only veterinary office we will ever use!!!

With your top-notch Veterinarians, wonderful Vet Techs, and smiling office staff, why would we ever go anywhere else? When conversations with friends and co-workers turn to pet care, the Hart family sings your praises.

Thank you for helping to keep our four-legged fur kids healthy and happy. You are the BEST!
-Cynthia Hart 
Click Here for more testimonials.  
Seasonal Links 
Here are links to articles that may be helpful to you in   taking care of your pets. 
Pet Behavior Aid    
Animal Welfare 
Community Calendar 

There are many ways that you can help our local animal welfare groups. One way is to attend the fundraising and adoption events that each group hosts. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, Click Here.  
Donation Needs

ChainFree Asheville   

  • Metal T-Posts
  • Quick drying concrete   
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue 
  • Dry food 
  • Canned food  
Asheville Humane Society    
  • Laundry detergent     
  • Blankets      
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.