604.858.4415

Microchipping for Pets

Your pet’s safety is our top priority and we want to take all the preventive measures to ensure we can find them if they get lost. Microchipping is a safe and permanent option to help your pet make their way back home to you. Our goal is to provide a lifelong identification method for your furry family member so you will never have to consider what to do in the event they get lost.

My pet has a collar. Why do they need a microchip?

Collars and tags might seem like effective measures but on their own, they aren’t able to provide your pet with the permanent identification they need. They are easily removed, misplaced or can fall off. This quick and safe procedure allows us to help reunite you with your pet. Collars and tags are great additions to having your pet microchipped, but should not be their only form of ID.

How does my pet get implanted with the microchip?

Implanting a microchip is a relatively painless process. A needle places a small, rice-sized chip into your pet. It’s over almost as quickly as the needle enters your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades. Contact our hospital at 604.858.4415 to discuss the best time to get your pet microchipped.

Does the microchip transmit a GPS signal?

No, not quite. The microchip has special technology that is detected when a veterinary team or shelter uses a scanner. The scanner shows the microchip’s unique number, which can be traced to you via your contact information.

Are there other permanent identification besides microchipping?

Yes! Our veterinary team also offers tattooing for your pet. Tattoos include a series of numbers and letters that are registered to databases that provide your contact information if your pet is lost. Common areas for identification tattoos are the back legs and tummy. Please consult our veterinarians to decide which type of permanent identification is best for your pet.

Blog

Puppy and Kitten Care

Starting Little Pets In The Big World So you have a new kitten or a new puppy! At Sardis Animal Hospital, we want to give you and your young pet a sound start in life. Here are a few hints to help you prepare:

Read More
See All Articles

Last updated: July 15, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Note: We are closed everyday between 12:00 - 1:00 pm

5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- The team at Sardis Animal Hospital