Compassionate Care

Owensboro, KY Veterinary Care

You can count on us.

At Wills Animal Hospital, we’re here for you and your four-legged family members throughout every stage of their lives. From wellness care to surgery, you can trust your pets are in expert hands.

Wellness Screenings
From the first visit and throughout their entire life, we’ll be there to provide the absolute best care for your pet. Our wellness care measures can maximize the fullness of that life both in terms of what your pet can do and for how long. Annual physical exams are important! Many of our younger patients have annual exams, but for aging pets or those who have medical conditions, we recommend exams every six months.

A radiograph (X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs, like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones. When it comes to accurately diagnosing your pet, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our diagnostic arsenal.

Digital X-rays are routinely used to diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, arthritis, masses, and tumors. We use digital X-rays to also confirm pregnancies or detect ingested objects.

Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is often used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostics. It allows us to visualize certain organs very thoroughly, including the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, spleen, and intestines. It can also be useful to detect and monitor pregnancy. We work closely with specialistspeople who have dedicated their entire lives to imagingso you get the most out of this fantastic diagnostic tool.


We utilize electrocardiograms, or EKGs, as a diagnostic tool to monitor the heart. This is a painless way to monitor the electrical signals of the heart to monitor and detect any potential issues within the heart.

Allergy Testing

We offer a blood test for diagnosing food or environmental allergies that your pet may have. Once we receive the lab results, our veterinarians will work with you to come up with a management plan to fit your pet’s individual needs.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing a wide variety of pet surgeries using modern techniques and cutting edge equipment, as well as always adhering to the strictest standards of safety and care. We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery. Your pet is in safe hands at Wills Animal Hospital!


According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Don’t let your pets become part of this statistic!

Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath; loose, broken or missing teeth; yellow or brown teeth; red, inflamed or bleeding gums; difficulty or pain when chewing; pawing at the mouth; and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.

The chance of being reunited with a lost pet increases greatly if they’re microchipped. Microchipping can offer reassurance that, if lost, animal shelters and veterinarians can identify your pet. A tiny microchip is placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. The microchip has an identification number on it, which can be read by a scanner. A veterinarian’s office or animal shelter can scan the chip to find out who owns the animal.
Diet and Nutrition

An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Good nutrition and weight management are key to your pet’s overall health. These healthy habits are created at a young age for your pet, and it’s up to you to help them maintain these habits. Through a good diet and proper exercise, you greatly increase your pet’s chance at a long, healthy life.

End of Life Care
The Wills Animal Hospital team will be here to guide you through end of life care and the difficult decisions that come with it. We will answer all of your questions about hospice and euthanasia and provide you with resources for this emotional time.
While dogs and cats have some of the same vaccinations like rabies and distemper, they also have different vaccination needs based on the diseases that can affect their species. Our veterinarians will work with you to set up a comprehensive, personalized vaccination schedule to protect your pet and family.
A clean pet is a happy pet! While we do not offer full grooming, our team is here to keep your pet clean with our expert bathing services. We offer both routine and medicated baths depending on your pet’s needs.
In-House Laboratory

It is difficult to see your pet in pain or suffering and not know what’s wrong. Our team provides state-of-the-art in-house diagnostics to help us learn what’s wrong and provide an accurate diagnosis. A quicker diagnosis leads to quicker treatment! We do diagnostic testing both in-house and with an outside lab so we can provide results quickly and accurately.

Wills Animal Hospital is able to process a wide array of diagnostic laboratory tests with our in-house laboratory.

Our tests include things like:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Fecal tests
  • Parasite tests
  • Digital X-rays
  • Ultrasonography
  • …and more!

We utilize these tests to assess your pet’s overall well-being. This helps us detect the trouble brewing in the internal organs by providing important clues to disease.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a cutting-edge technique in veterinary medicine for managing many conditions, including chronic pain in pets. Class IV (cold) laser therapy is especially effective for treating pets that struggle with osteoarthritis pain whether or not they have orthopedic surgery.

Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate blood flow and increase circulation. It is not a surgical laser which cuts tissue but a laser with different wavelengths to help heal tissues. The laser may even be used as a part of acupuncture in place of the needles.

Lasers are an effective pain management tool in treating many types of injuries. Lasers are used to painlessly treat injured pet tissue and offer the following benefits:

  • The application of laser light stimulates area blood vessels to bring fresh blood to the area, which promotes faster healing.
  • Laser light dilates fluid-carrying lymphatic vessels, enabling them to carry away fluids, thereby reducing swelling in the area.
  • Laser light reduces bacterial growth and infection in the exposed area.

Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of ailments from oral inflammation, muscle injuries, osteoarthritis, and skin and ear infections.

Parasite Control and Prevention

Parasites and the diseases they carry can all be prevented with proper medication and maintenance. Fleas and ticks are not only a source of irritation to your pet, but they can also harbor disease and adversely affect your pet’s health. Heartworm is a dangerous parasite that lives in the heart of dogs and cats, damages the heart muscle, and can be fatal.

Ridding a pet and home from fleas can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars and can be nearly impossible to get rid of as flea eggs can survive for a very long time. We will work with you to set up the best flea and tick preventive plan for your pets.

Travel Certificates

If you’re planning to travel with your pet, there are a number of things to keep in mind as you prepare for the trip, including the need for a health certificate. A health certificate verifies that your pet has been examined by a USDA-approved veterinarian and that the pet is in apparent good health, free of parasites, and any other potentially contagious conditions. Keep in mind that most countries require a valid animal health certificate that is specific to their country for admittance. They also reserve the right to quarantine or refuse entry to any animal that does not have a valid health certificate. With a clean bill of health and proper documentation, we can issue an international health certificate to allow your pet to travel both domestically and internationally.

When you and your four-legged family members need help, you can count on us. While we’re not fully staffed around the clock, we do have a doctor available 24/7 to offer emergency services for our clients. In case of an emergency, please call us immediately at 270-684-3201.

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Serving the pets of Owensboro, KY and beyond.

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We make it our mission to offer “Quality Veterinary Care Through Education and Innovation” to small animals throughout Owensboro and the surrounding counties—and even southern Indiana!

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Phone: 270-684-3201 (call or text)


3030 New Hartford Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303
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Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 5 PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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