We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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!
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!
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 8, 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 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 (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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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