Cat Care Clinic of Asheville – Western North Carolina’s Only Cat-Exclusive Veterinarian Practice
A brand new clinic is in the works!
Dr. Karel is retiring and has turned the reigns over to the wonderful Dr. Annie King. She is busy working on a new state-of-the-art clinic with all kinds of new bells & whistles. They of course are consulting me every step of the way. The Doc told me:
“Most of you know I have been planning to retire. I promised many of you and my staff that I would find someone to take over the practice who would care for you and your cats with love, patience and expertise. In short, a crazy cat vet like myself. I have found that person so it is now time for me to step back. Dr. Annie King is an experienced, caring veterinarian who will take excellent care of your kitties. She has lived and worked in Asheville for many years and she will take Cat Care Clinic to the next level. I trust her to bring compassion and love to her job. She is anti-declaw, cat-friendly and a staunch advocate for felines.
I know Doc is sad because she loves all of you and she will miss you. I plan to comfort her during this time…. as long as she continues to brush me and feed me Greenies. Please see her letter to y’all below and the introduction to the new doc, Dr. King. The scary thing is that we all have to move but the Docs promised it will be easy as pie! Cat Care will be open until Sept 12th. Then we will need some time to move everything to the new space…including Moi. Dr. King hopes to have a grand opening of the new clinic in early October. I will post on Facebook to keep everybody in the know.
A Message From Dr. Karel
To all my wonderful, caring clients and their sweet kitties –
Most of you know I have been planning to retire. I promised many of you and my staff that I would find someone to take over the practice who would care for you and your cats with love, patience and expertise. In short, a crazy cat vet like myself. I have found that person so it is now time for me to step back.
Dr. Annie King is an experienced, caring veterinarian who will take excellent care of your kitties. She has lived and worked in Asheville for many years and she will take Cat Care Clinic to the next level. I trust her to bring compassion and love to her job. She is anti-declaw, cat-friendly and a staunch advocate for felines. It is our hope much of our beloved staff will remain the same so you will see a familiar face in the new environment.
I am retiring now for several reasons; my health has not been great for the past several years. I will turn 65 relatively soon and I wish to return to Canada where I am assured excellent health care for a reasonable cost. I have delayed my retirement several times but I cannot manage this practice for much longer without serious ramifications to my health.
I will promise you this; every cat at the clinic will have a good home. If anyone would care to adopt any of the cats here please let us know. Some are already spoken for but Lisa Marie, Webster, and Wally need good indoor-only homes. UFO has a good home and I am taking all cats who don’t find a home.
The big change will be the new location. Our current building is too big and inefficient and all of you know the driveway was a big problem. I needed to spend a great deal of money on the building that could have been invested in dental equipment, digital x-ray and other medical equipment. I advised Dr. King to find a new building to start fresh. I did this with you in mind; the new clinic will be state-of-the art with new technology. The location of the new clinic will be relatively easy to get to, quiet with good parking so no worries there.
Over the next several months I will be working with Dr. King to ensure a smooth transition. We will continue to offer services at our current location. There will come a point when we will need to close and move the final equipment to the new location. We promise to keep this time to a -minimum and we appreciate your patience and understanding. Please look for announcements. We will keep you updated on our progress on Facebook and our website and, of course, you are always welcome to call.
I love Asheville and I love all the friends and cats I have had the privilege of meeting here. It is with tears in my eyes that I write this letter. Know that I will keep all of you in my heart and remember you always.
Karel Carnohan, DVM
Introducing Dr. Annie King
Dr. Annie King is a native North Carolinian and third generation animal professional. It was in the cat ward of her grandparents boarding kennel that Dr. King fell in love with and adopted her first cat, a little tabby cat she named Purr. And so began a lifetime love of cats…
Dr. King graduated from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She has been practicing locally in the Asheville area for the past seven years, most recently at the Pet Vet on Patton.
Her passion is providing the highest quality veterinary care to her feline patients while respecting their individual personalities and needs. She wants all cats to live the happiest, healthiest, and most rewarding life possible.
When not at work, you might catch Dr. King paddling the French Broad River or hiking the trails with her beloved companion, Emmylou Adventurecat.
Our clinic is being designed with your cats’ comfort in mind at every step of the process. You won’t find cold, loud stainless steel cages or barking dogs in our hospital. Instead you will find a quiet and comforting environment staffed with a group of people that love cats.
We expect to be certified as Gold Standard Cat Friendly® by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, showing we have taken extra steps to provide the best care and experience for you and your cat.
With the construction of the new clinic, we will be adding new equipment in order to provide new and improved veterinary services. A digital x-ray system will provide higher quality images in a shorter amount of time, getting you answers faster and with less stress to your cat! New dental equipment, including an intraoral x-ray system, will allow us to provide high quality veterinary dentistry without referral to an expensive dental specialist.
Cat Clinic of Asheville § 49 Haywood Road § Asheville § NC § 28804
Care, Compassion, and a Commitment to Cats
We look forward to seeing you at the new clinic in October
Until then please check for updates and announcements on our Facebook page
Pet Health Examinations
Just like in humans, regular health exams for your cat can prevent serious conditions from developing.
Vaccinations are important for the safety of your cat. Even cats that stay indoors need vaccinations.
The Cat's Inn - Boarding
In our cats-only veterinary clinic, your pet never needs to be stressed by close proximity to dogs and other species.
Diet plays a big role in keeping your cat healthy and in managing many medical conditions. Learn about the Purrrrrrfect Diet to give your cat a long and healthy life.
We offer access to various healing services. Kayce Calhoun of Healing Energies of Asheville practices Reiki and other energy therapies to help animals heal. We also can refer you to certified acupuncturists and animal communicators.
Pharmacy & Prescriptions
We stock a large number of prescription medicines and supplements. We also use local compounding pharmacies to provide medications in the best formulations for your cat. Please provide us 24 hour notice if you need a prescription refilled.
Cat Care Clinic provides selected grooming services for our existing clients. We provide kitten and cat bathing, brushing, ear and nail care as well as coat trims. For grooming services, call us.
Cat Care Veterinarian Clinic Hours
8 am - 6 pm
9 am - 8 pm
8 am - 6 pm
8 am - 6 pm
9 am - 1 pm
To keep everyone safe, we are doing curbside drop-offs for appointments.
Please call us at 828-645-7711 when you arrive and we will come out to talk with you and to take your kitty into the clinic. The doctor will come out to discuss the exam with you and we will take a credit card number for payment. We will never store your credit card number; we shred the note when done.
Thank you for your understanding.