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Microchipping for Pets

If your pet has ever wandered off or gone missing, a microchip will give them a better chance of getting home. Pet companions are sometimes very curious about their environments, and a microchip would prevent them from being permanently lost. The chip is the size of a rice grain and is implanted beneath the skin. With a microchip, a pet owner updates their address with the chip company so that when their pet’s chip is scanned, they can be reunited. 

How is my pet microchipped? 

Implanting a microchip is a quick procedure that we regularly perform at our clinic. A needle is used to insert the chip under the loose skin at the back of the neck. The process is painless, and your pet will only feel a slight pinch. The pinch may be compared to receiving an injection. 

Why should I consider microchipping my pet? 

Microchips are a good idea because they have no negative side effects. Unlike ID tags, the chips don’t need to be replaced or changed. Each microchip has an ID number that is connected to current information submitted by pet owners. Our team will assist you with registering your contact information after your pet is microchipped. A pet without a microchip whose tag or collar was lost may end up in a shelter and be adopted. To learn more about microchips, please contact us at 519.641.8383

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

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. Based on the current provincial 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 exam 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 let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic