Dog Microchipping

Microchipping a Dog

A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. The chip itself is very small and is implanted subcutaneously (just under the skin) between the shoulder blades at the back of your pet’s neck. Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner. The owner’s information is often tied to the microchip so therefore, a lot of rescue organizations and veterinary clinics use them to find a dog’s owner if they get lost!

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

It is a good idea to microchip your dog in case they get lost. A lot of vet clinics and rescue organizations have scanners to locate the dog’s owner, so the lost dog can be reunited with their family!

How does a microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?

Microchips are being implanted in dogs and cats by veterinarians, animal shelters and breeders for identification purposes. They are implanted just under the skin between the shoulder blades at the back of your dog’s neck. Microchip implants are marketed as a safe and permanent form of identification that typically lasts the lifetime of the dog.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

Please give us a call at the clinic at 709-753-0506 and we would be happy to give you all of the details related to the pricing of microchipping your dog!

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Last updated: May 10, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing 1 client per appointment (or 2 clients in the case of euthanasias) to come into the hospital. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



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.


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- Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Torbay Road Animal Hospital