Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Microchipping a Dog

Microchips are a great way to help increase the chance of your pet being returned back to you safely if ever lost. It is an implantable computer chip that encodes a unique identification number specific to your pet that can be traced.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?


Having your pet microchipped is a highly effective way of identifying your dog if ever lost. Generally, when a pet escapes they may not have a collar on or can lose their tags making it difficult to identify your pet. If your pet is microchipped the chip can be scanned at any veterinary clinic, shelter or animal control service allowing them to the information to get a hold of the owner.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?


A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. The chip itself is very small (about the size of a grain of rice) and is implanted 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 by a microchip scanner. The microchip implants are safe and are well tolerated by the animal.

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What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually. Overview A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease.  It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system. 

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the 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

3. 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 Hillcrest Animal Hospital