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Microchipping for Pets

Microchipping is an identification procedure commonly used to reunite lost pets and their owners. It has become a great way to ensure your pet can be brought home if you’re ever separated. What we do is implant a small chip under your pet’s skin that allows their contact information to be stored and recalled easily. This chip stores your pet’s vital information and your contact information. To secure your pet’s safety, book an appointment by calling 403.984.4143.

Can the microchip cause my pet any harm?

No. The chip in your pet’s body is inserted quickly and feels like a regular needle injection. There are no side effects and it is not felt by your pet.

Is microchipping mandatory?

No, it is not mandatory but it is highly recommended. Many pets like to wander and socialize. As a result, they may lose their way home. This could lead to a stressful situation for you and your family. To play it safe, we suggest getting them microchipped during their first visit to our hospital.

How will I be contacted if my pet is lost?

Many pet hospitals and shelters have scanners. When a pet is found their microchip will be scanned and their owner’s contact details will pop up. Whatever information is available will be used to reach you. It’s essential you let us know if you move houses or make any life changes so we can update your contact info right away.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the most recent COVID-19 precautions announced by our provincial government, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, 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 us. 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
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Rocky Ridge Pet Hospital