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Microchipping for Pets

If your pet ever gets lost a microchip could be a sure way of them being returned to you once they are found. Your furry friends are very curious about their environment and so we recommend microchipping. In comparison to using ID tags, which can get lost or disconnected, microchipping has more advantages. Our hospital offers microchipping that can give you peace of mind that you will reconnect with a lost pet. Schedule your pet’s microchipping appointment at 204-452-0077.

How do microchips work in pets?

Contrary to popular belief a microchip does not work like a GPS. Microchips are small computer chips implanted beneath your pet’s skin on the neck. The chip has the pet owner’s information and pet details on it. A veterinarian or an organization shelter can scan this chip. Once scanned with a reader it will identify a number that can locate the owner on file.

Why should I microchip my pet?

Microchipping your pet is a good idea as it does not have any negative effects on your pet. In addition to this, once scanned, the microchip contains only the information you supplied when you registered your pet. Another advantage of microchips is that they never get worn out or expire. Once the chip is implanted, it does not need to be changed.

Is microchipping painful for my pet?

Implanting microchips causes very little pain in pets. The pain can be compared to that of getting any regular vaccine. The chip is very small and can be inserted without anesthesia.

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Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Pick-up Only)

    5. 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.

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

    - The team at Southglen Veterinary Hospital