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.

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Microchipping a Dog

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?


Microchipping is a safe and inexpensive way of reuniting lost pets with their families. Hundreds of pets go missing every month and we want to get your pet home as quickly and safely as possible. Lost pets are generally brought into nearby veterinary clinics or the local Humane Society to be scanned for a microchip, especially if they are not wearing a collar with any tags.

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


We recommend microchipping your pet while they are in for spay/neuter surgery. The procedure can be done at any time, but if done while under anesthesia your dog won’t even know it happened. Microchips are small glass cylinders about the size and shape of a grain of rice. They are injected subcutaneously, between the pet’s shoulder blades. They are not GPS trackers, but they do have a radio transmitter and a unique ID number that is registered to your pet with the microchip company. Your pet’s microchip number also goes into their record in our computer system. All pets that get a microchip also get an ID tag that is a visual indicator for the person that finds your pet. However, unlike tags, a microchip is permanent.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?


Cost to microchip your pet is $55.00 plus taxes.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


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 Barriefield Animal Hospital