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Asheville Animal Hospital Is Going Green With New Solar Panels and New Lighting

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1/25/2012 - Asheville Animal Hospital Is Going Green With New Solar Panels and New Lighting
by Market Watch Press Release

Dr. Mark Ledyard, along with the other veterinarians and staff at the Charlotte Street Animal Hospital in Asheville, NC have announced that the practice is "going green" as part of its ongoing efforts to be environmentally mindful and reduce its carbon footprint. The team of animal healthcare professionals acknowledges that it has always had a deeply-held commitment to the environment and the community, trying to be as paperless and resource conscious as possible. As they welcome the New Year, the staff is taking their stewardship to the next level by installing solar panels and replacing the hospital's existing fluorescent light bulbs with an energy-saving T5 lighting system.

The clinic's commitment to clean energy and sustainability is reflected in the installation of state-of-the-art energy-saving solar panels and lighting. According to the Asheville veterinarians and staff, keeping up with the latest trends in energy conservation also parallels the progressive care that is provided to their pet patients.

Commenting on the practice's dedication to environmental awareness Dr. Ledyard said, "As a veterinarian I care deeply about how humans interact with our animal companions. We do everything we can in our state-of-the-art veterinary facility to provide pain-free healing through advanced pain management, acupuncture, chiropractic care and other progressive care services. We all share the planet with our animal companions. Being good to the environment is being good to them. I think it's important that a vet takes the lead by setting an example of energy awareness for the whole community."

In addition to his responsibilities as owner, Dr. Ledyard also performs soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, root canals and ultrasonography. The animal hospital opened in 1998 and is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Charlotte Street Animal Hospital provides comprehensive veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, small mammals and other exotic pets of all ages. In addition to routine wellness and preventative care, the facility offers pet dental care, veterinary surgery and emergency care.

As part of an integrated, or holistic, approach to pet health and wellness, the hospital also provides pet physical rehabilitation services, including underwater treadmill therapy, pet acupuncture and pet chiropractic care. Cat boarding is provided in a secure and comfortable kennel environment. The building features separate cat and dog entrances, and has on-site pharmacy and diagnostic services.

The vet hospital will stay open throughout the solar panel installation process and continue to provide all aspects of veterinary care for canine, feline and exotic pet patients. The hospital is also still currently sponsoring a pet food and supplies drive that will benefit six animal rescue organizations in the local area.

Further information on Charlotte Street Animal Hospital, the energy-saving renovations, its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, and the animal food and supplies drive can be found by visiting the website at http://charlottestreetanimalhospital.com .

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