Dr. Teresa Warstler has been working with Asheville Veterinary Associates since 2006. She began working full-time with us here in of May of 2018 and has continually been a great source of wisdom and compassionate veterinary care. Dr. Warstler enjoys providing a variety of services to animals in need of medical attention here in Asheville, especially in cases involving dentistry, cardiology, ophthalmology, and dermatology.
Growing up, one of Dr. Warstler’s closest friends and companions was her family’s dachshund. Her childhood dog was always attentive and willing to share love. She would always spend time with Dr. Warstler when she was in “time out”. There was a very strong bond shared between them that helped cultivate Dr. Warstler’s passions of working in the veterinary industry.
For her undergraduate education Dr. Warstler attended Indiana University and achieved a diploma in Biology. Before pursuing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University Dr. Warstler worked with cytogenic technologies at Indiana University Hospital. She graduated from Purdue University in 1994 with a Hills Award and scholarships and has been helping animals ever since.
Dr. Warstler is a member of both the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She has helped teach veterinary technicians at Gaston College, and has worked with Asheville Humane Society in years prior to coming to Asheville Veterinary Associates.
One of her beloved, Zip, is a grey domestic shorthair cat who was rescued from the Asheville Humane Society. Dr. Warstler also owns a cat named Sophie, who is a ragdoll cat that Dr. Warstler began looking after once her previous owner went into hospice. To stay active Dr. Warstler likes to go running or exercise through Crossfit, but she is also happy to stay in and listen to some audiobooks or find something mysterious or suspenseful to read.