Protection from Fleas, Ticks & Heartworms

Ticks are prevalent throughout our forested Williamsburg, Virginia, area, and when the weather is warm and humid, watch out for fleas! To ensure the best health for your dog or cat, the staff and veterinarians at Godspeed Animal Care recommend year-round tick, flea, and heartworm prevention. We recommend Merial Frontline Plus and Merial Frontline Tritak. Purchasing these products from us ensures you’ll get the manufacturer’s guarantee, competitive prices, and discounts that you can’t get elsewhere.


Topical preventives such as Merial Frontline Tritak help to reduce the transmission of disease that ticks may spread to your pet. We annually perform simple blood tests on your dog to test for tick-borne diseases such as ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, or any other ailments associated with this parasite. If your pet has any of these illnesses, we consult with you as to the best treatment for your animal.


These tiny insects annoy both your pet and you and can give your pet a serious allergic reaction called flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). Godspeed Animal Care’s vets and staff are skilled at treating your dog or cat for FAD and eliminating fleas.


Heartworm is spread through the bite of a mosquito and, if left untreated, can cause serious respiratory and heart problems for your cat or dog that could be terminal. Our veterinarians counsel you as to the best possible preventive heartworm care for your pet with such products as Sentinel, Heartgard, and Revolution.

Three great sources of information about ticks, fleas, and heartworms are the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Heartworm Society, and the veterinarians and staff at Godspeed Animal Care. If you have any questions, be sure to give us a call.

The best there is. Makes me wish I was a dog so I could get treated there!

Steve Bour

My two dogs receive top level, state of the art medical care. The vets and techs are highly trained and compassionate.

Linda K

Best Vet and Pet Resort in Hampton Roads. I live 45 minutes away and only take my dog here. They are always so friendly and definitely take care of your pet! I always feel like Butter is getting taken care of when I am gone. I highly recommend both Godspeed Animal Care and St. Francis Pet Resort!

Levinia T

I found out that my dog had a hot spot, and was able to be seen that day. They are very caring people, from the receptionist to the doctor!

Marian E.

Wonderful place! Crockett was there for doggy playcare. He was happy when I saw him at the end of the day. He came home ate dinner and went to bed! It was a good tiring day !! Thank you!

Jessica S.

I always get excellent service from the employees at Godspeed Animal Care. Everyone is helpful and kind, and they treat all animals well. They will get answers to questions I have about my cat and his special diet. Thank you for being my cat's veterinary office.

Jo Anna P.

Everyone was so very friendly and treated Ruffles and Wrinkles like little queens. They mean the world to us, and to see the service and treatment they received only confirmed that Godspeed Animal Care will be their permanent veterinarian service. Thanks to all!

Melony Downing.