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 newly constructed clinic in Weaverville, it feels like visiting friends.  We strive to make 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 30 years taking care of animals in the comfort of their own homes.  In February of 2017 we opened the doors to our custom-built animal hospital, where we also offer boarding, daycare, and haul-in services 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 have 3 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!).
  • Monday -Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Ann Stuart, DVM

    Ann Stuart, DVM

    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 spending her spare time at her home in the mountains of Barnardsville with her many horses, dogs and cats.
  • Aaron Langely, DVM

    Aaron Langely, DVM

    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

    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. 
  • Dr. Maria Rogers

    Dr. Maria Rogers is originally from Dayton, TN, a small town just east of Chattanooga. She grew up loving animals of all kinds, but has a special passion for horses. She began riding at the age of five and spent years showing and pleasure riding. After striving to become a veterinarian her entire life, she obtained a B.S. in Animal Science in 2013 and completed her veterinary degree in 2017, both at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Immediately after vet school, she accepted a year-long rotating internship at Tennessee Equine Hospital, working alongside boarded specialists and general practitioners where she cared for a wide variety of horses from elite sport horses to backyard companions. Maria is excited to use her skills to help you improve your pets’ lives! In her free time she rides horses and spends time with friends and family. She also enjoys any activities she can do with her sweet dog Bentley!
  • Sarah Dunnigan, DVM

    Dr. 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. Since graduation, Dr. Dunnigan has treated animals ranging from dogs to cattle to guinea pigs.  She enjoys the excitement of mixed animal medicine and looks forward to meeting all creatures you may have!  In her free time you can usually catch her playing bluegrass guitar, fly fishing, or hiking around with her 2 dogs, Ziggy Stardust and Pepperoni.
  • 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.
  • Jill Anderson

    Jill is our office manager 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. 
  • Norit Elliott

    Norit joins us with a background heavy in animal rights and welfare. She was a Campaign Coordinator for Animals in Entertainment with PETA and spent many years volunteering at shelters and sanctuaries, including a rescue for farm animals. Norit loves all animals but holds a special place for rodents and the tiny guys of this world, like spiders, frogs and ants. Norit loves to write, read, lay on the hammock and sleep the day away with her dogs Soup, Shya and Norton and her cat Henry. An attempt to do anything else is usually cut off by Soup, Shya and Norton’s need for yet more community nap time!

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Kelsey Fuller

    Kelsey is originally from Columbus, Georgia and moved to Asheville in August of 2017. Besides having a love for the outdoors she has always had a love for animals which lead her to volunteering at animal shelters and eventually to working as a receptionist at AAH. She adores her dogs Tundra and Maverick and considers herself lucky to be able to work with other people's pets on a daily basis.
  • Brittany Beddingfield

    A WNC native, Brittany has always loved animals, having owned everything from hamsters to hermit crabs.  A recent graduate of the AB-Tech Veterinary Technician program, she is looking forward to
    making a difference in the lives of as many animals as she can.  In her free time you'll catch her hanging with her beloved dogs Zero, Luna, Cici, Jack, and Panda.
  • Colby King

    Colby King