New West Asheville veterinary office tries to remove financial barriers to care

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A new full-service veterinary clinic has opened in West Asheville that is meant to remove financial barriers for people seeking veterinary care for their pets.

“We started this clinic because nationwide the cost of veterinary care is rising and we don’t want to see pets go without care or be relinquished to animal shelters,” says Dr. Anne Bayer, one of the partners and practicing veterinarian of Open Door Veterinary Care. “Open Door symbolizes our commitment to being welcoming to all pets.”

The focus of Open Door Veterinary Care is to provide quality veterinary services for Asheville’s cats and dogs at a reasonable cost, so pets don’t go without care, and aren’t surrendered to a shelter or euthanized when people experience unexpected veterinary medical costs.

Open Door plans to give back to the community by contributing $1 for every patient examined to its Stay Together Fund, which will be used at the Open Door clinic to help pet owners who needing financial aid in emergency situations.

“You can help other pets in need just by getting services here for your own pet,” Bayer said. “But people don’t need to use Open Door’s services to help. They also can donate directly to the fund.”

Through March 2019, pet owners can take advantage of Open Door’s “Get to Know Us” special, which includes $10 microchips, $5 nail trims and $10 off all vaccine packages for their pets.

Until the end of February, all dental packages will include three free dental x-rays.

Open Door is a partner clinic for Asheville Humane’s Outreach and Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund and is building additional partnerships within the community.

Pet parents can learn more about Open Door by calling 828-417-7768 or visiting