Getting lost isn’t fun for anyone, including your pets. Even indoor pets have been known to make a break for it every now and then. This is one reason why you may want to consider microchipping your pets. If your pet should run away and is rescued and brought to a shelter, having a microchip will help identify your pet so that they can be returned to you.
Microchips are very small, electronic chips that are no bigger than a grain of rice; they contain a digital ID number for identifying your pet.
Microchips do not work as a tracking device. Instead, they operate as a radio-frequency identification (RFID) implant that serves as a permanent ID tag for your pet.
With RFID technology, microchips don’t require batteries or a power source to work. The tiny chips are inserted into your pet (usually between the shoulder blades) by a hypodermic needle. There’s no need for any anesthesia and the chip can be inserted during a regular checkup. If your pet is scanned by a microchip scanner, it generates enough energy to help transmit the ID number. Microchip’s never run out; they last throughout your pet’s life.
This is a perfect safety measure if your pets don’t wear collars with name tags. But, even if they do wear collars, microchipping is still not a bad idea as an extra safety precaution.
Microchipping has been invaluable in helping reconnect missing pets with their owners. If you’re interested in learning more about microchipping your pet, let us know.
We are currently offering two appointment options:
1) CURBSIDE: you may call upon arrival and a tech will meet you at your vehicle to retrieve your pet. The doctor will perform an exam and call you to discuss treatment options. Payment will be taken over the phone and your pet will be returned to you along with any medications, food, etc.
2) IN-CLINIC: you may accompany your pet into the exam room, as before. Please note that you will be asked to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. We also ask that you try as much as possible to maintain a 6 foot distance from other clients, staff, etc. All employees will be wearing masks and all techs/doctors will be wearing gloves.
If you opt for an in-clinic appointment and the lobby becomes crowded, please let the receptionist know you are present and wait outside or in your vehicle until we can get you safely into an exam room.
We are taking employee temperatures daily and asking employees who feel ill to self-isolate at home and contact their healthcare provider.
In addition to our pre-existing sanitation protocol, we are now sanitizing door knobs, pens, clip boards, etc. between each client.
We are encouraging all clients not scheduled for an appointment with the veterinarian (i.e., tech appointments, picking up meds/food, etc.) to stay in the car and call to pay over the phone. We will send someone out with the meds/food or to bring your pet inside and back out to you.
We are also now offering Saturday hours by appointment.