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.

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Microchipping a Dog

Microchipping your dog is a great way to secure your ownership to your pet. Collars and tags can be removed or fall off, a microchip is permanent. It’s peace of mind that if your dog is missing, once found, your dog’s microchip number will enable contact directly to you. It’s the quickest and most effective way to get your beloved pet back home to you safe and sound.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

A microchip is the only permanent method of connecting your personal contact information to your dog.

How it works a microchip work and is it safe?

A microchip is very safe and is implanted very quickly by injection. It works by having the microchip number registered with 24PetWatch (the most common microchip company in Canada) with all your contact information. When your pet is missing, once found, all shelters, veterinary clinics, etc. have a microchip scanner. It’s the first thing they check to reunite this found dog with their owner. Once your dog is scanned (most common injection site is between the shoulder blades), the microchip number displays and 24PetWatch is called. This microchip company then relays all your contact information to the finder, so you can be contacted immediately.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Please contact us about the cost of your dog’s microchip. We recommend administering and registering them at 6 months of age when they are in for their neuter or spay surgery.

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Last updated: July 28, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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

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: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 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 again!

- Your dedicated team at McLean Animal Hospital