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Microchipping for Pets

A microchip is a rice-sized chip that is inserted under the pet’s skin.  When scanned by a special microchip reader (that veterinary clinics and shelters have), it will read a unique number. This number is linked to your pet’s information on that microchip company’s database.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog/cat?

In the event that your pet gets lost or stolen and is brought to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, the microchip will help you be reunited with your furry family member. Microchips are effective even if you are travelling with your pet in the U.S. or overseas.

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

The microchip is inserted with a needle. It is usually placed underneath the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. When possible, we recommend placement of the microchip when your pet is anesthetized for its spay, neuter or otherwise. 

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Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.

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 : Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Bow River Veterinary Centre