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.
Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?
Most of us don’t plan to lose our companion animals, but life happens! Perhaps the gate was left ajar. Maybe a loud noise caused your pet to flee unexpectedly. Perhaps you were a victim of theft or bad timing. The truth is that once your pet is lost or stolen, a microchip seems like a great idea. As a responsible pet owner, you do everything you can to keep your pet safe so plan for the unexpected. Get your pet microchipped, and keep your information with the company current.
How it works a microchip work and is it safe?
A microchip is just that – a tiny piece of storage. Each chip has its own unique serial number, this serial number is linked to your personal contact information. The microchip is implanted underneath the skin, usually between the shoulder blades with a needle. This is a safe, routine procedure. Your contact information is then registered to the microchip company by yourself, or an agent from a veterinary clinic. The microchips are detected by “scanners.” Every veterinary clinic and shelter should be equipped with these.
When a scanner passes over the chip, it will alert the user. The chip’s serial number will appear on the scanner. The user will then contact the appropriate microchip company with the serial number detected. The microchip company will then contact pet owners, or pass information to the user of the scanner. If the owner’s contact information is correct and current, the owner is contacted.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
Microchipping is relatively inexpensive, we recommended this procedure as an add-on during your pet’s spay or neuter procedure.
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
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: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Sunday: 10:00 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 Morinville Veterinary Clinic