Veterinary FAQs

Can I give Tylenol or Ibuprofen to my pet?
No, There is a very narrow dosage range between being effective and overdosing so it’s not recommended to use those products. There are safe, pain medications made for animals.

How old does my pet need to be to be spayed or neutered?
Most pets are altered between 5 and 6 months of age.

Do I need an appointment?
To save you time and for us to better serve you, its best to have an appointment. Appointments can often be made the same day you call. We take walk-ins but there is usually a wait time.

Do I need to use Heartworm Prevention year round?
Yes, we are in a very high-risk area of the country for heartworms and it only needs to get up to 40 degrees outside for mosquitoes to hatch. Heartworm prevention only kills the teenage stage of the parasite, so if prevention isn’t given for several months, the larval stage can progress to adults during that time and costly treatment would be necessary.

Do I need to use Flea Prevention year round?
Yes, the temperature in your home and on your pet is ideal for the flea to live year round.

What age does my puppy/kitten need to come in for their first visit? Cost?
Puppies need to be seen by a veterinarian at 6 weeks of age for their first visit. We have staff that will be happy to give you an estimate on what your first visit will likely cost.

Do you take Payments?
We accept CareCredit. You can be preapproved before your visit at 1-800-365-8295 or

When to transition my puppy/kitten to adult food?
Most puppies and kittens need to be transitioned over a 7-10 day period to adult food at 6 months of age.

Can my pet get heartworms if he only goes outside to go to the bathroom?
Yes, it only takes one mosquito bite for your pet to acquire heartworms. The worms are twelve inches long and live in the heart.

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  • "I think our Veterinarians are some of the hardest working professionals any community has. Wills animal hospital is among those in our city of Owensboro. Thank you Wills Animal Hospital for always being kind, helpful and compassionate."
    Caroline W.
  • "I cannot express how wonderful Dr. Teresa Wills and her staff are. They show so much compassion to both their patients and the owners that are going through difficult times. Thank you for all your care and compassion over the years."
    Mary Hillard
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