Microchipping for Pets

You don’t want to ever imagine being separated from your loyal companion but it is better to be safe than sorry. Having a recovery plan in place can ease your mind. When your pet is microchipped it increases the chances of you being reunited with them.

What is microchipping?

Microchips are a permanent ID that is implanted in your pet. The chip is very small and is placed under the skin near the back of the neck with a needle. Each chip has an ID number that is connected to the manufacturer’s database. The pet owners’ contact details are added to the database so they can be contacted. The chip can be read by a microchip scanner at a veterinary office or shelter once your lost pet is found.

Why should I have my pet microchipped?

Microchips work well with physical ID tags. When an ID tag gets lost the microchip will serve as a backup. Getting the chip implanted is a one-time thing and it’ll never need a replacement or any repair (there are very rare occasions when the chips malfunction). Microchips are a secure form of identification, meaning unlike collars or tags, it will not get disconnected from your pet. To schedule a microchipping appointment for your loyal companion, call us at 905.707.9059.

Can I track my pet with a microchip?

A microchip is not a tracking device. Your pet has to be physically found to get scanned by a microchip reader. Once the chip is scanned the chip’s ID numbers are generated on the scanner. From there they’ll search the database and contact you to be reunited with your pet.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. 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 (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on Online Store.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic