Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Microchipping a Dog

No one likes the thought of a lost pet. At our clinic, we recommend both a microchip as well as a tattoo. It will help your pet with being identified with ease. A microchip is a small electronic bead that is injected under the skin behind their shoulders. It is a permanent solution to pet identification, as long as the contact information is kept up to date.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

Although a tattoo in the ear is always recommended for every pet, a microchip is a more permanent way to identify your animal should they get lost. Occasionally, a tattoo may be difficult to read over time, or you may move to an area where the code is not recognized. The microchip data can be registered with online databases so your pet can be easily identified from most clinics with a scanner.

How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?

A very small chip is implanted through a needle under the skin. These chips are read by scanners that most vet hospital and SPCA branches have. Microchipping is very safe and is most often done when the animal is being spayed/neutered. Using the code provided with the microchip, you can register your dog with online registries so they can easily be identified.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

For pricing, please contact the clinic and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.

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Last updated: May 29, 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, 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. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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!

- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic