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.
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.
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.
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: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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