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.
Over 8 million animals end up in shelters every year, and only 15-20% of dogs and less than 2% of cats are reclaimed by their owners. Microchipping is a great way to help reunite owners with their lost pets and lower the number of animals looking for new homes in shelters. We all love our pets and hate the thought of them getting separated from us, and microchipping is one way we can make sure we can find them again.
Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?
Microchipping is important because it can reunite lost or stolen pets with their owners.
How does a microchip work and is it safe?
Microchipping is a very safe procedure. Microchipping works by injecting the microchip into the scruff of the animal’s neck, where it will stay for the animal’s whole life. The microchip can then be scanned by special scanners that vets, as well as animal shelters, have. When the microchip is scanned, the scanner will pick up a number. Each animal has a unique number. These numbers are enrolled with all the animal’s information and the owners contact information on an online website.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
Please call us for any price inquiries at 902-827-4257.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 some 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" 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 take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday & 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 Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital