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.

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Microchipping a Dog

A microchip is a small identification item that is inserted under your pet’s skin. The microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice and usually causes no discomfort or disfiguration to your pet. Microchipping is a great way of giving your pet a permanent form of identification that does not wear away, fall off, or get lost. For more information, give the clinic a call and one of our team members would be glad to help answer your questions.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

Microchipping will give your dog a permanent form of identification that he/she will not be able to lose in the bush, or have worn off over time. Every veterinary clinic, rescue, and shelter automatically scan all incoming strays for a microchip. If your pet is lost or stolen, his microchip will help get him home faster.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

Microchipping is very safe and effective! When you bring your dog in for a microchip, he will receive an injection between the shoulder blades, implanting the chip into your pet. Once the implant has been placed, our veterinary team will use our microchip scanner to confirm that the chip is properly placed and working. Each microchip is assigned a unique code, linked to that chip alone – no two codes are the same!

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

The fee for microchipping is for the implantation by one of our veterinarians or veterinary technicians, as well as the initial registration. You will be given a copy of the registration form with your dog’s unique microchip number. Please contact Park Road Veterinary Clinic for pricing.

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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 are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 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 519-759-3031. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

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.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Sunday: Closed.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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 bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. 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. 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.

7. 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 Park Road Veterinary Clinic