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Microchipping for Pets

Microchipping is a must on the To Do List of any responsible pet owner. No matter how much care you take, accidents can happen. In a split second, your pet can get lost and be separated from you. Having them microchipped greatly increases your chances of reunion. For more details on our microchipping rates and services simply call us at 902.863.3157.

What is a pet microchip?

A microchip and a GPS are two completely different things. Microchips do not track your pet’s location. Rather, they contain details about your pet and your contact information. So, when your pet is found by an animal rescue or other veterinary team, they can scan the microchip and extract your information.

Is microchipping safe for dogs and cats?

Definitely! The composition of the chip and the way it is inserted are completely safe. The microchip is the size of a grain of rise, and is made up of materials compatible with your pet’s body. Inserting the chip requires no anesthesia – your pet will feel as if they are receiving a vaccine injection. We usually place the chip just underneath the skin, in between the collarbones.

Last updated: April 29, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We offer after-hours emergency care services to the clients and pets in our community. If your pet is experiencing an emergency after hours, please call our clinic phone number, and you will be directed to the veterinarian on-call for further assistance. 

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 Antigonish Veterinary Clinic