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Pet microchipping machine

Microchipping for Pets

Microchipping is an excellent way to provide security in case your pet accidentally goes missing. Far too many dogs get injured roaming free, lost and are never found. Some end up in shelters and are never claimed. We proudly offer this service because microchip identification plays a vital role in reuniting missing pets with their owners. Please call us today at 613.622.1700 to schedule your pet’s appointment, and to learn more about this service.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

Microchipping gives you the peace of mind that if unexpectedly your pet gets out, they can be safely returned to you by simply having them scanned and identified.

How does microchipping work?

The microchip contains your contact information as well as vital information about your pet. In the event that your pet is lost, the animal shelter or hospital that finds them can scan the microchip and pick up the number assigned to an individual pet. Then, they will be able to contact you so that you can retrieve your pet.

Is microchipping safe for my dog?

Many owners ask if the procedure is painful. Because the procedure is so quick, most of our patients don’t notice the needle at all, similar to a routine vaccine. This completely safe and inexpensive procedure takes just a minute ensuring they will always find their way home. We proudly offer this service because microchip identification plays a vital role in reuniting missing pets with their owners. A needle is used to place a small chip under your pet’s skin, usually in the shoulder blade area. The chip is the size of a small grain of rice and is designed to last for life.

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, 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: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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!

- Your dedicated team at Gillies Grove Animal Hospital