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Microchipping a Dog

Pet identification is the number one way to increase the likelihood of your pet returning to you if they ever go on a self-proclaimed field trip. If your pet has tags with a phone number, someone can call you to let you know they have been found. Unfortunately, tags can fall off and phone numbers can fade, so having a microchip as a backup is very important. A microchip is a small grain of rice size chip that goes under the skin and has a number unique to your pet. The microchip is registered to you with your contact information so that your furry adventurer can be returned to you.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

Microchipping is a great way to identify your dog. Dogs sometimes escape the yard or slip out of their leashes and collars, and tattoos can fade over time, but a microchip is always there. They have helped a lot of pets find their way back to their owners.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

A microchip is implanted under the skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Every veterinary clinic and shelter has a microchip scanner and whenever a pet is found, they will scan it for the microchip. If the pet has a microchip, a number will come up that is registered specifically to you and your pet. The clinic or shelter will then call the microchip company and see who the pet is registered to (If the number is not in the clinic system already) and then call the owners to come to pick up their pet!

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Please call us to discuss the cost of the microchip.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

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. 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.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 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 Mill Creek Animal Hospital