Dr. Alex Hare

Originally from Halifax, he has lived all over Canada, most recently amongst the deep powder slopes of BC's interior. He grew up watching and reading about James Herriot and until partway through veterinary school, he wanted to pursue mixed animal practice (both companion and farm animal). He holds degrees from Dalhousie, UBC and UPEI's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. His main interest is surgery, both soft tissue and orthopedics as well as wound management. He has participated in both small and large animal mobile medical services in a variety of remote regions in Central America and closer to home has been a race veterinarian for sled dog races in both Canada and the US. When not working you can find him outside with his family.
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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April 2017: A pet is lost every seven seconds One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime Only 2 percent of lost cats and 17 percent of lost dogs with ID return home When a pet gets lost, they are 20 times more likely to make their way back home when they have a microchip

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