Dr. John Howland has been practicing veterinary medicine in the greater Asheville area since 1998. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended the Westminster Schools. He is a 1997 graduate of the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine, and holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
As a veterinary student, he participated in externships at Angell Memorial Hospital in Boston, the Animal Medical Center in New York City and at private practices in Edinburgh and Tain, Scotland. After graduating, he completed a one year rotating internship in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine & Critical Care at the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio: a multispecialty referral center and 24 hour care emergency hospital. Dr. Howland enjoys the challenging diversity of small animal general practice and foregrounds preventative healthcare and client education in his practice style. As a general practitioner, he has a special interest in complex dermatology cases and clinical diagnosis by laboratory methods. He also works closely with a network of board certified specialists in different disciplines and sees that his patients have access to the most advanced care veterinary medicine has to offer. Dr. Howland is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.
When not on the clinic floor, he savors time spent with his wife Donna, their dog Rose, and their two cats Fred and Chochi. His many interests outside of veterinary medicine include reading, cooking, music, film, art, and yoga. He considers it a privilege to live and practice veterinary medicine in a region as beautiful and culturally rich as the mountains of western North Carolina and is proud that he and his family are a part of this vibrant community.