Microchipping for Pets

The kind of microchip we’re talking about is not a tracking device. It’s a supportive tool used to locate your pet if they get lost. The chip contains your contact information, which is revealed when it is scanned at a shelter or veterinarian’s office. To set your pet up for a microchipping appointment, call us at 250.591.4050.

How big is the microchip?

The microchip is approximately the size of a rice grain. It is not visible but easily accessible to people at shelters or veterinarian offices to scan.

Will the microchip irritate my pet?

No. Your pet will not feel it being implanted and will barely notice it in them. When properly placed, pet owners won’t feel it either. Microchips can move and are likely to be felt in smaller dogs with thinner fur.

How long does it take to put the microchip in?

The microchipping process takes about an hour. The easiest and quickest part is implanting the chip. Pet owners will spend more time registering their pet with the microchip service provider. Registering ensures your contact information appears if your pet is found and their microchip is scanned.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


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


  • 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

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - 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 Chase River Veterinary Hospital