We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Microchipping a Dog

A microchip is a rice grain sized capsule that houses a computer chip which stores information about your dog. Each chip has a unique code specific to your pet. Microchips are very reliable, non-alterable and will last a lifetime.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

Microchipping ensures that we can reconnect you with your lost friend. When a dog is taken into a shelter, city pound or vet clinic, the first part of the intake is scanning for a microchip. Your dog’s unique code is then entered into a database, where we can find your contact information.

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

Before installment, the microchip is scanned to ensure it can be scanned properly. Using a specially designed syringe, the chip is injected between the dog’s shoulder blades in a pocket of loose skin. We then scan again to ensure the microchip is placed successfully. It takes one business day for the contact information you provided to be assigned to the dog’s new code. After that, you’re set for life!

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Microchipping is a one-time fee. We encourage this to be done during a surgical procedure (spay, neuter, etc.) However, we are happy to schedule a regular appointment as well.

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We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.

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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.

The following changes took effect Thursday, March 19, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.434.3111. We will meet you at the door and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will take a history of your pet over the phone. Once the examination is finished, the veterinarian will call you to discuss treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a cell phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive appointments and surgeries. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following NEW hours as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 :
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will take payment over the phone and bring your order to the door. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

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.

- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital