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.
Microchipping is a great way to identify your dog. It is a permanent, tamper-proof form of identification. Even if your dog breaks its collar, he or she will continue to carry their microchip with them wherever they go. Just remember that the microchip is not a GPS. It will not tell you where your dog is, however, if found and scanned, the contact information that you have provided at the time of registration will help get your dog back to you.
Many dogs end up in shelters or dog pounds every year. Some of them are voluntarily surrendered, however, some of these are just adventurous dogs that wandered a little too far from home, or maybe broke their collar, or accidentally snuck out from under the fence! A permanent form of identification for your dog will help ensure they make their way back to you. Also, if someone else finds your dog and decides to keep them, it may be the only proof you have that your dog is actually yours. You will also be provided with a tag that you can place on your dog’s collar. This will allow anyone that doesn’t have a microchip reader to still access your contact information to get your dog back to you, where they belong.
How does a microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?
Microchipping is as easy as giving an injection. The chip is located inside the needle that we insert in the shoulder blade area. It can be done as part of an appointment. We advise that you keep your dog quiet for 24 hours after placing the microchip, so it can fully secure in place.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
If you are considering a microchip for your dog, please give our office a call and we can go over the cost for you. You have the option of providing extra contact information to the microchip company for an additional fee.
In April of 2018, I lost my best friend, Becky. She was my 13-year-old beagle I had loved since I was 8 years old. She was my whole world, and when she passed away, my heart was empty for a long time. I never thought I’d have another dog again.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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
Starting September 14, 2020, we will be allowing up to 3 clients in the building at a time. We ask that our clients wear a mask when entering the clinic. We will continue our "locked door" 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 then ask if you are comfortable coming into the clinic (1 person per patient) as well as perform COVID screening questions. If you are comfortable coming into the clinic, a staff member will meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for the examination. If you are not comfortable coming into the clinic, the technician will phone you to take the history needed for your appointment and 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. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:
Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Sunday: Closed
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!