Asheville Highway Animal Hospital is "A Special Place for Pets and People". We pride ourselves in offering high quality medicine for pets and offering extensive education and support to their people. Our team demonstrates compassionate and loving care for animals in all stages of their lives. We understand the excitement of welcoming a new furry family member to your home, the enjoyment of watching him or her grow through adulthood, and the desire of keeping your pet comfortable and healthy during the senior years. With a combined doctoral experience of 90+ years, our veterinarians have a wealth of knowledge and understanding to help you make decisions about the unique care for each of your animals.
Our hospital was started in 1979 as a one-veterinarian animal clinic operated in the same location by the founder, Dr. Joseph Kendrick. "Dr. Joe" has a deep love for animals and a vision of a veterinary hospital that treats pets with the same level of medical care and attention given to human patients. It was his insight and dedication to veterinary medicine that has brought the family owned clinic to where it is today. Now accompanied by his son "Dr. Rick" Kendrick, his daughter-in-law "Dr. Reichla" Kendrick, and "Dr. Lori" Baxter, our full service facility offers comprehensive and up-to-date medical treatment for pets.
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97.0%would refer friends and family to us
We found a starving stray dog who couldn't stand on her own. The team at AHAH answered all our questions and completed a thorough exam and some preliminary lab work so we could determine if there was major injury or organ damage. They always explain what they want to do before they ask permission to do it and tell you how much it will cost so there are no surprises. They always make us feel like our pet is their pet and they care about their health and happiness. We really appreciate their fast, friendly service.
They are always so positive and wonderful to my animals. From when we had to put down a beloved member of the family, to the goofball pup and best friend to my daughter, Gunther- they just saw yesterday, they are wonderful, patient, and so kind. We love AHAH.
Domino is a very scared rescue dog and as a result she barks constantly and is a bit of a nuisance. Everyone here were very patient and understanding of the turmoil Domino created! The staff is always very friendly and helpful.
AHAH has always excelled in the care of my pets and this 10 day stay for Charlie and Binx did not disappoint. It is difficult to leave the boys for any length of time but AHAH is more like family and eases my mind when I must board the boys. Dr. Rick even treated Binx with different allergy medicine while he was there and for the first time no watery eyes. I highly recommend AHAH for any pet needs/care. Thank you for all the love and care you gave to Charlie and Binx.
This was my first visit and it was a wonderful experience! I have been to several different eye doctors and have not been able to get glasses that worked for me, I saw Dr Amburn and he was very thorough. He saw that I had cataracts and sent me to an eye surgeon. He could have just sold me glasses but he didn’t, he was more interested in fixing the actual problem. I cannot say enough great things about this group. I had cataract surgery this week and the day after I had 20/20 vision in that eye.