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: August 4, 2022.

Dear Clients,

Thank you for working with us to ensure our community is safe. We are happy to announce that we are now inviting clients and pets into the clinic. Masks are optional, but if you have any flu-like symptoms we ask that you please reschedule your appointment.

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