Microchipping Services for Pets

Microchipping Services for Pets

Many situations or accidents can arise where your pet gets lost. Microchipping is an easy and effective way to increase the chances of having them returned to you. Pets are naturally curious creatures and usually wander around their environments. This is why we encourage fur parents to get them microchipped. Give us a call today at 604.858.6560 or email us at reception@valleyvetservices.com to have your pet microchipped.

What are microchips? How are microchips implanted in pets?

Microchips have the pet owner’s information and details about the pets on them. If that pet is found, then they can be brought to an animal hospital or shelter where the chip can be scanned and read.

The practice of microchipping is done by inserting a chip underneath your pet’s skin with a needle. This chip has a barcode on it that can be detected by a scanner. The chip is usually inserted between the shoulder blades.

How do I connect my information to the microchip?

After the microchip is implanted you will be given the permanent ID number and the microchip company it is associated with. You then contact the microchip company to register your pet with your information. It is important to keep your contact information updated so it will be easier to return your lost pet.

Is microchipping painful for pets?

Microchipping feels similar to getting a shot or vaccine therefore, it is relatively painless. It takes seconds to be completed.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our clients and staff, while maintaining our high standard of quality veterinary patient care. We have all experienced the unpredictability of this pandemic and feel strongly that adopting a cautious strategy is in the best interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Our plan going forward will be to start slowly.  

1. The following changes are effective as of Thursday, July 15, 2021:

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you’re unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

4. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the “Online Consultation” link.

We will continue to keep you advised of each step of our process as we move forward to a tentative full reopening in a few short weeks. We are so excited to start this reopening plan and can't wait to welcome ALL of you back into the clinic.

– Your dedicated team at Valley Veterinary Services