Microchipping for Pets

A microchip is a permanent form of identification for your pet. Microchipping is an important measure ensuring that even if your pet gets separated from you, they will return home safely. The procedure is painless and as simple as getting your loyal companion vaccinated. To learn more about microchipping your pet, contact our team.

What is microchipping and how does it work in pets?

A microchip is a small device which is about the size of a rice grain. The chip is implanted beneath the skin between the shoulder and the neck. Each chip has a barcode connected to the microchip service provider’s database. Once your pet has been microchipped you submit your contact information to the database. If your pet gets lost the microchip can be scanned or read by a special device.

Why should I consider microchipping my pet?

Microchipping your pet is a good idea as most veterinary clinics and shelters are able to detect and read microchips. This makes it easy for you to be contacted. Since you control your contact information, you can always update it in your microchip manufacturer’s database with the help of our team. This way even if you change your address or contact number the one on file will be current. Another reason why you should consider a microchip for your pet is it does not need to be replaced at all. Even after many years the microchip never wears out.

Last updated: July 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital