Best 30 Animal Hospital in Asheville, NC with Reviews -

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By: Idelle D.
Haw Creek Animal Hospital
Dr. Sinclair is the best of the best. Extremely knowledgeable, thorough, trained in homeopathy and acupuncture as well. Recently we needed an urgent care visit for our senior kitty. Chester ingested some string from a rotisserie chicken and, of course, we were going out of town the next day. It was after 6 pm on a Wednesday and I called the clinic and they recommended we bring him by. Chester was injected with a medication to induce vomiting - and it literally took about 5 minutes and the string was out of his system. The visit was only $82 and we couldn't have been happier and Chester acted like nothing had ever happened. Was very grateful for the expanded hours at Haw Creek and the level of care! Happy to have Dr. Sinclair running Meridian Animal Hospital in South Asheville too! Our furries get the best of care!
By: lovepuppy
Haw Creek Animal Hospital
This is the BEST Animal Hospital I have encountered in 42 years of animal care taking. They saved my dogs life as well as countless kitties that I have brought to them over the years. They have excellent hours and an amazing staff, who uses a multitude of techniques to better serve your animals needs! I consider Haw Creek Animal Hospital the most caring animal hospital in all the land! I can say without doubt that they are the best veterinarian in Western North Carolina due to the experience I had with my dogs misdiagnosis from 4 other vets in Asheville. Dr Sinclair discovered right off the bat the actual problem with my dog [a dislocated knee]. There just aren't words to express how thankful I am for them being here in Asheville NC.Sincerely C Reeves A Budd.
By: lollit1
Cat Care Clinic
What an wonderful experience I had with this vet. They took such gentle care with my cat who was very stressed. They spoke quietly, held him calmly in a towel and drew blood so easily he didn't even notice. They did all they could to keep him calm and help him. They even let me stay with him until he was fully sedated for surgery. They love what they do and love cats here. Dr. Carnohan is extremely knowledgeable and understands and loves cats. My boy is so much better off for the experience with her and I am happy I found her. thank you Dr. Carnohan!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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