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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519-759-3031. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and 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. 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 to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic