Microchipping a Dog

Did you know that one in three pets will be lost during their lifetime? Identification is the best way to get your pet home and microchips are a great way to help make that happen.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

Should anything happen, microchips are the most reliable form of permanent identification for pets for helping them reunite with their families.

How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?

Although there is no need for an anesthetic when implanting a microchip, most of our patients are microchipped when they are spayed or neutered, as there is a bit of discomfort involved and we want to maintain a good and friendly relationship with your dog. Having a microchip is similar to having a vaccine. The chip is implanted in the skin between the shoulder blades. Microchips are completely safe when adequately implanted by a veterinarian or trained professional.

COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members

We are not accepting new patients at this time due to higher than normal case-loads, and pet boarding services are suspended until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her. Whenever possible, please send someone who is not experiencing respiratory symptoms to the appointment with your pet.

The following changes are effective as of March 2nd, 2022:

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at info@southburnabyvethospital.com or by phone at 604-526-0334.

- Your dedicated team at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital