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Microchipping for Pets

Accidents can happen even to the most eagle-eyed pet parents. Furry friends are naturally curious creatures, and they may wander away from you and get lost without you noticing. All it takes is a split second of distraction. With microchipping, your chances of being reunited with your pet are greatly increased. This is a must-do for all responsible pet owners. To learn more about our microchipping services, please call our team at 403.239.4657.

What is a microchip for pets?

A microchip is a small device that contains your contact information and any vital information about your pet’s health. In the event that your pet becomes lost and is found by another veterinary team or rescue shelter, they can scan the microchip and request the manufacturer to extract the information within the chip. This will allow them to reach out to you to let you know that your pet has is safe and well. It will also notify them of any extra care or medical treatments your pet may need.

Is pet microchipping safe?

Yes. The microchip is the size of a small grain of rice. It is made of materials that are compatible with your pet’s body and are made to last their entire lifetime – the microchip does not need to be replaced. Placing the microchip inside your pet is also a quick procedure. Most pets will feel like they are receiving a typical injection when it is inserted, usually in between their shoulder blades just underneath the skin.

How much does it cost to microchip a pet?

For our most up-to-date service rates, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 403.239.4657 and one of our Client Care Specialists will be happy to provide you with an estimate, as well as answer any of your other questions.

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Last updated: November 19, 2021

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. Due to the high increase in positive COVID-19 cases we have returned to locked door/curbside policy effective January 4, 2022.

Only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Owners are asked to please stay in the parking lot while pets are being seen.

We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • When you arrive in our parking lot for an appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (403)239-4657. After speaking with the vet one of our team members will meet you on the sidewalk outside the hospital to bring your pet inside. Please wear a mask when engaging with staff.
  • You must remain in the parking lot while we treat your pet. Doctors may be calling from an unknown number to discuss findings, please make sure you can receive such calls.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • For food and mediation pick up please call the clinic when you have arrived and one of our staff members will let you know when to meet them outside the door for pick up. Please call ahead to place your orders.
  • Please give us a minimum of 2 business days for orders of food and medication to arrive.
  • Payment over the phone with credit/debit is preferred.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been out of the country in the last 10 days, please reschedule your appointment or send someone else to bring in your pet. Please ensure that the designated person is registered in our files.
  • We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us.

    - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic