Sweeten Creek Animal and Bird Hospital

3131 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803



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Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:  Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs. We also emphasize  rehabilitative therapy  for post surgery, trauma and  degenerative musculoskeletal disorders.  Dr. Bolt  has been trained in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, as well as K-Laser therapy. We also refer to a skilled rehabilitation specialist when needed. 


Surgical Services:  Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures. We offer Carbon Dioxide Laser soft tissue surgery for appropriate cases. Dr. Bolt has taught this "cutting edge" technology to veterinarians nationwide for more than 10 years.

Avian Flock management consultation

Fish/Pond Health management consultation

Anesthesia:  We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.

Internal medicine consults: We offer referrals to an internal medicine specialist who performs ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.

Radiology Services:  Our on-site, modern high frequency, digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. We offer consultation with Board-Certified Radiologists.

Electrocardiography Services:  We perform ECG analysis on your pet while you wait and provide referrals as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.

Dentistry:  Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.

Laboratory:  Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Permanent identification: We offer AVID®  microchip identification.

Pharmacy:  We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.

Individualized Flea Control Programs:  We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

Dietary Counseling:  We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.

Behavioral Counseling:  We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression. Also for more involved issues, we can arrange referral to a Certified Behaviorist or reputable trainer.

Emergency Care:  Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies..