Meridian Animal Hospital

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1829 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 575-2244


  • Hours:
  • Mon 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 6:00pm

Meridian Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital that opened as Vetcetera Animal Hospital in 2012 with a focus on alternative and holistic healing. Dr. Heather Sinclair purchased the practice in 2014, having successfully practiced an integrated approach to veterinary medicine at Haw Creek Animal Hospital since 2005. She brings that same approach to this hospital, providing a conventional approach to those cases that need it and complementary or alternative modalities where they will provide additional benefits or when a client is particularly interested in pursuing that approach. The hospital was renamed Meridian Animal Hospital in the fall of 2014.
Dr. Sinclair brings to this practice her reputation for affordable and compassionate small animal care. We work with dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, rats, pocket pets, as well as other exotics and the occasional lizard or goat. And we see everything from wellness visits to routine medicine and dentistry, to urgent care and emergencies. Dr. Sinclair may also suggest or be willing to consider acupuncture, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, or other alternative or complementary modalities.
The hospital has a welcoming and comfortable reception area and waiting room, 3 exam rooms, a well-equipped surgery, an in-house laboratory and digital radiology. We also have a cold laser (used primarily for acupuncture) and a Theraplate (which is seeing great success in rehabilitating injuries, especially in the equine world).
Colby and Stilton, our resident chinchillas, will try to make your time in the waiting room entertaining!

Meridian Animal Hospital Services

  • Acupuncture
  • Alternative and Integrated Approaches
  • Anesthesia
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Meridian Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Amy Pruitt, DVM, PhD, DAVCR-RO

Dr. Amy Pruitt graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  She is Board Certified, specializing in Oncology.  Dr. Pruitt lives with her long haired orange cat  Gatsby and her boston terrier Vincent.  An active hiker, she enjoys yoga, theater, music and dance.  Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is identifying ways to optimize her patient’s quality of life.
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Melissa Madrid-Odom

Melissa acts as our office manager, here at Meridian Animal Hospital as well as at our sister practice, Haw Creek Animal Hospital. She is also a Veterinary Assistant and our resident bird grooming specialist!  She has 2 degrees in Exotic Animal Training and management and has worked with animals for 7 years. 
Married to Jeffrey Odom, who in the US Air Force, she likes to travel and has lived in Spain and Australia.  Melissa loves birding, hiking and visiting waterfalls.   Roxy the American Eskimo, Pearl the cockatiel and Trixie the Senegal parrot share her life, but she dreams of owning a Hyacinth Macaw.
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Robert Sinclair, PhD.

Bob has been managing various parts of Haw Creek Animal Hospital since 2005, and is also the practice manager for Meridian Animal Hospital. He shares Dr. Sinclair's passion for animal welfare and now divides his time between Haw Creek and Meridian Animal Hospitals and looking after the close to 50 animals with whom they share their home or land.

Bob holds a Bachelors degree (Genetics, 1982, Queen Mary College, University of London) and a PhD (Molecular biology, 1988, John Innes Institute, University of East Anglia). His research career included developing instruments for high-throughput DNA sequencing and most recently a decade-long foray into computational biology analyzing the mouse genome sequence at the Jackson Lab in Maine. He is developing an interest in the dog genome and DNA-based breed testing.

In his "spare" time he is a scuba diver and Southern Highlands Crafts Guild member silversmith.
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