Appalachian Animal Hospital

We are excited to announce that we are able to see birds, livestock, pocket pets, reptiles, amphibians, avian, and invertebrates!!

At Appalachian Animal Hospital we are dedicated to providing the best care possible for your entire animal family.  When you visit our clinic in downtown Weaverville it feels like visiting friends.  Our home like atmosphere lets your pets feel comfortable and safe while receiving complete and compassionate care.  Stop in for a healthy treat for your pet and get a tour of the place – we always have time to stop and make new friends and catch up with our old ones.

With many years of combined experience, our veterinarians are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for your pets in our hospital.  You may have heard of us before – we have been in the area for well over 20 years taking care of animals in the comfort of their own homes.  We are very pleased to now be able to provide complete health care for all of your pets in our hospital!  Our new location is under construction and there we will offer boarding, daycare, and a hospital for horses and other farm animals.  From sick or injured animals to those needing routine dental care or surgeries, we are here to provide for all of your pets’ healthcare needs.

For our equine clients we still have 2 mobile units on the road providing the same excellent quality care your horses have enjoyed for many years. We also care for small ruminants, camelids, and cattle, on your farm or at the office (if they can fit through the door!). Call us and ask about our haul in options!
Horse
  • Monday Wednesday Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Ann Stuart, DVM

    Ann Stuart, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Ann Stuart moved to the Asheville area soon after graduating with honors from the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and spending a year of clinical internship at the University of Georgia over 25 years ago.  A horsewoman all of her life,  Ann is involved with endurance racing from the local level to international championship competitions as a 4 star FEI judge.  Serving as a staff member for Team USA, she has been a veterinarian at multiple World Equestrian Games, North American and Pan-American Championships and has worked at events in Europe, South America, the Middle East, Japan and all over the US and Canada.  Working with your family pets is just as rewarding to Ann as working up lameness and maximizing performance in sport horses.  She loves spends her spare time at her home in the mountains of Barnardsville with her many horses, dogs and cats.
  • Suzanne Sheldon, DVM

    Suzanne Sheldon, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Sheldon has been involved in veterinary medicine for 20 years and was awarded her veterinary degree in 2008.  She had decided at the age of 4 to be her dog Jack's doctor and she never gave up on the cause!  Suzanne joined Appalachian Animal Hospital as a partner in 2015, bringing her skills as a general practitioner who will help any animals that she can, from Sugar Gliders to Bulls.  She enjoys soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and will share her experience with large animal herd health, surgery and medicine.  After practicing in North Georgia she is finally where she has always wanted to be; in the mountains to hike, camp, raft and garden in her free time. Suzanne is excited about getting to know more of the area and looking forward to getting to know our clients and our patients.
  • Aaron Langely, DVM

    Aaron Langely, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Aaron Langley grew up in Parker, Colorado just southeast of Denver. He received a B.S. in Animal Science in 2005 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2009. He completed a mixed animal internship at Neuse River Veterinary Hospital and continued working as an associate veterinarian with the practice. He then spent two years back in Colorado working as a mixed animal veterinarian prior to moving to Johnson City, Tennessee. Dr. Langley spent the past three years providing integrated therapies for horses and small animals in northeast TN. He received his Chiropractic training at Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic and his acupuncture training at Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians.
  • Tori Moore, DVM

    Tori Moore, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Raised in rural Georgia, Dr. Moore began to ride horses at the age of just four. She then trained horses professionally throughout college and developed a strong classical dressage background. She had success in showing AQHA All-around, dressage, and reining.  She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in Animal Science. While at UGA she rode reining on the UGA Women’s NCAA Varsity Equestrian Team. During her time on the Team, UGA won 2 SEC Championships and one National Championship.

    Dr. Moore continued her education at The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM in 2013. The following year she completed a rotating large animal Field Services internship at UGA in farm practice, theriogenology, and lameness. Her specialties include advanced equine dentistry, small ruminant medicine and surgery, and obstetrics.  In her free time she enjoys road cycling, hiking, and the great outdoors. 
  • Sarah Dunnigan, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Sarah's passion for animals started when she was growing up in Eastern North Carolina. During high school she began showing livestock at the state fair and fell in love with agriculture. This led her to pursue a degree in Animal Science and then unto NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2016. Sarah's interests include exotics, livestock, and companion animals. She spent the last year practicing in Marion, NC providing care for everything from bearded dragons to pigs.
  • June Keifer

    June Keifer

    As our longest serving staff member, June handles all practice bookkeeping and business needs.  You’ll also hear her filling in on phone duties when needed.  She has a furry family of dogs and cats that she likes to spend time with at her beautiful home in the mountains of Weaverville where they all like to watch birds and bears out of the window together.
  • Sharyn Groh

    Sharyn Groh

    Sharyn helped us out quite a few years ago by filling in when we were short on staff and she’s been with us ever since!  She coordinates appointments in the field and in the office and is there to support both the doctors and our clients on the phone.  Sharyn is a classical dressage rider and lives in the mountains of Barnardsville with her horses, dogs and cats.
  • Heather Bennett

    Heather Bennett

    Heather is one of our vet tech/receptionist here and has been with us since 2013.  Heather is an Alaskan native but loves it here in Asheville!  She lives here with her husband Brandon and their two horses, four cats and three dogs.  Outside of work, Heather enjoys hiking and riding her horses.
  • Jill Anderson

    Jill Anderson

    Jill is our equine coordinator and has been with us since July 2012.  Jill comes from a teaching background and decided to switch from two-legged children to four-legged animals and loves it!   She is devoted to making each client feel as though they are part of the family.  Outside of work, Jill enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and her wonderful husband and 3 children.  It has been said many times over again that she is the glue that holds the practice together. 
  • Anna Haley

    Anna Haley

    Anna began working in the animal industry in 2004 at a large boarding facility here in WNC. From there she has worked at a veterinary hospital, as a dog walker, a pet sitter, and owned her own doggie playgroup business before joining our team. She currently lives with her husband and their three dogs, pig and two cats here in Weaverville. Outside of work, Anna and her husband are avid rafters, hikers, campers and love just about anything that has to do with being outside.
  • Susan Penland

    Susan Penland

    Susan is a technician who helps us out with equine dentistry's and surgeries.  The boarding animals really appreciate her coming to take them for walks on weekends, and evenings, when they really need to go out!  During the winter snowstorms of 2010/11,  she went above and beyond the call of duty taking some little ones home with her to make sure they were in good hands. She lives in Weaverville with her husband and a herd of little boys, horses and goats.
  • Jackie Mobley

    Jackie has been working with and training dogs since she was young and has also been working with great apes since 2007.  She comes to us from Florida where she worked with orangutans at a great ape sanctuary.  Jackie recently moved to the Asheville area to take advantage of all the mountain hiking she can do with her lab/great dane mix and to live with her boyfriend on an organic vegetable farm in Barnardsville.
  • Jenny Kern

    Jenny is a registered veterinary technician who came to us from Minnesota. She graduated from the program 2 years ago and is loving her career so far. She has been working with animals since she was a young girl, rescuing all manners of critters. She currently has two cats, one horse, and a dog.

  • Colin Stone

    Colin joined the Appalachian Animal Hospital team this May after he graduated from Georgia Tech. Colin's previous animal experience includes volunteering for Atlanta Humane Society and Tryon Equine Hospital, and he plans on applying to vet school next year. Outside of work, Colin enjoying hiking, eating, and playing with his roommate's chihuahua, Spud. 
  • Heather Gooding

    Heather has a background in animal shelter work from her years at Gainesville Pet Rescue. Born and raised in Florida, she graduated with her Masters degree in Forest Resources and Conservation from UF. She and her husband recently moved to the area with their two cats and new puppy.
  • Michaela Hulsey

    Michaela is a double certified veterinary assistant who came to us from Virginia.  She started out in shelter work in 2015, and became the Puppy Department Manager and Medical Lead.  From there she went on to work at a pet clinic and operating a doggie-daycare.  She is currently enrolled at Mars Hill University as a nursing major, and is double minoring in instrumental music with studies in trumpet and horn, and history. Her two dogs are her world, Shine-On and Thumper. She also has nine cats.