As the number of referrals increased, our hospital soon became too small. In 2022, we began an expansion designed to take us from 9,222 square feet to 28,369. To celebrate our journey of growth and independence, while becoming an integral part of the local community, we changed our name to South Asheville Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (SAVES).
We are grateful to Upstate Vet for their vision that brought the Asheville location to life, and we are proud to remain connected in our mission to serve animals in need of veterinary care across the region.
SAVES is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We choose to be continually evaluated for accreditation by AAHA because it challenges us to stay at the forefront of the latest changes in veterinary medicine and practice operations.
AAHA was founded in 1933 and is the only association in North America that provides accreditation to companion animal hospitals. To be accredited by AAHA, hospitals must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service and be measured against the most rigorous standards in the veterinary industry. Only 15% of animal hospitals in the US and Canada are AAHA accredited and we’re one of them!