Microchipping a Dog

Thousands of dogs go missing from their families every year. Having a small microchip implanted under your dog’s skin may help you be reunited with your beloved family member. The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice. It is injected through a needle just under the skin. When you register the microchip, you provide contact information, so you can be reunited with your dog as quickly as possible. Veterinary hospitals, animal control, and animal shelters are equipped with a scanner that can identify each microchip.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

Microchipping your dog may increase the chances of you being reunited with your dog should they ever go missing. Our hospital team recommends microchipping because it allows us to help your dog connect with you again.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

Microchips are a safe and effective way to reunite your dog with you if they go missing. Each microchip contains a unique number assigned to your dog. The contact information you provide and information about your dog is kept in a database. When that chip is scanned at animal shelters, animal control or veterinary hospitals, it reveals that number. Staff contact the central database, so you can be notified that your dog has been found.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Microchip implantation is an inexpensive way to help bring your pet home. There are no registration fees. It is a onetime fee for the life of your pet. Many people opt to have the microchip implanted when their dog comes in for spay or neuter surgery. Our team will be happy to give you an estimate to microchip your dog.



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Last updated: September 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

The province of Nova Scotia will enter Stage 5 of the COVID re-opening plan on September 15. Here is what Stage 5 will look like at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital:

  • Masks are required for all clients entering our hospital, as well as for all our staff
  • Telemedicine appointments are available to anyone who cannot wear a mask inside our hospital
  • 1 client per exam room allowed (exceptions will be made for end of life procedures)
  • Credit cards are the preferred method of payment
  • Curbside pickup of food and medication is still available. Please call ahead of time so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. A reminder that we require 48 hours notice for food and prescription orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed


    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 Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital