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Welcome to Hillview

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If you live in Louisville or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Melissa Hendricks is a licensed KY veterinarian, treating cats and dogs. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Hillview Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Melissa Hendricks has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Louisville veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (502)-955-8066 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Louisville veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Louisville pet owners.

We welcome you

We welcome you

Dr. Hendricks and her staff welcome your furry friends to our office!  Our clinic is licensed and insured for your protection.

Avoid long wait times

Avoid long wait times

Call us to make an appointment today. Appointments are recommended to avoid long wait times.

In memory of Panda

In memory of Panda

Our beloved cat - gone from our lives, but not from our hearts.

At Hillview Animal Hospital & Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Melissa Hendricks
Louisville Veterinarian | Hillview Animal Hospital & Clinic | (502)-955-8066

156 Hillview BLVD
Louisville, KY 40229

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Melissa Hendricks

    Dr. Melissa Hendricks was raised in Louisville Kentucky.  She graduated from Morehead State University with an Associates in Veterinary Technology. She worked as a Veterinary Technician while she studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Louisville. One of these clinics was Hillview Animal Hospital with Dr. James Cecil as the Veterinarian. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Louisville. She was accepted at Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.  She moved to AuburnAlabama with her fiance to start Veterinary Schoolat Tuskegee.   She graduated from Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She worked as a Veterinarian for 5 years in Kentucky. She became a working mother to a stepson and two daughters and has been married for twenty-one years.  She was offered an awesome opportunity to purchase Hillview Animal Hospital in 2006. Dr. Melissa Hendricks loves the people of Hillview and knows this is where she belongs.  Being a Christian, her goal at Hillview Animal Hospital is to treat each animal as her own and practice veterinary medicine as honestly as possible.  


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Always a great, trustworthy experience. I take all of my animals here and appreciate the kindness from the entire staff. #5stars"
    Michelle W. F.
  • "Loved this place. Genuine vet and staff. Coming from someone who was a vet tech. for years, this is a great place to bring your fur babies!"
    Samantha F.
  • "Great people and service at Hillview Animal Hospital. Dr. Hendricks is very caring to my pets!"
    Mary Jo J.

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