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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Here at Dartmouth Vet, we never want to see your pets get lost or stolen. If that were to ever happen, having your pet microchipped will greatly increase your chances of getting them back home. 

Cat and dog microchipping is a fairly simple process. A microchip is a small chip that gets injected under the skin between the shoulder blades. It is only about the size of a grain of rice and can be given during a routine appointment. The process is quick and no more painful than any other injection.

If a lost animal is brought to any veterinary clinic or shelter, the first thing they will do is scan the animal for a chip. The microchip does not have a battery but is activated by the scanner. The identification number is then transmitted to the scanner and will show up on its screen. The identification number is unique to your animal and linked to your information, this way you can easily be contact.

A microchip does not replace an animal’s identification tags but is a more permanent way to ID them, as the tags may fall off, get removed or become worn over time. It is important that you register the chip and keep your information up-to-date to give yourself the best chance of getting reunited with your pet.

If you have any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d be happy to help!

Written by Raven Kersey, Tech Student

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Last updated: June 21, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies effective June 21, 2021. We are asking all clients to abide by our updated policy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, 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. Please note that due to the high demand for appointments we are now seeing in the clinic, telemedicine options are very limited.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Thursday: 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:15 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 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!

- Your dedicated team at Dartmouth Veterinary Hospital