We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
It is a sad fact that hundreds of dogs go missing every year. Most of these dogs end up in animal shelters, where the staff try desperately to locate their owners. With no form of identification, this can be extremely difficult. These dogs may end up being adopted out to new owners or worst-case scenario, euthanized, due to overcrowding or health issues. Even if they went missing with collars and tags on, these can easily break off and leave your dog with no identification whatsoever!! This is where microchips come in.
It is a good idea to have your dog microchipped, to ensure a higher rate of return, if he/she goes missing. It is a permanent piece of ID and can be easily traced, unlike tattoos, which sometimes fade with age.
How does a microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?
Microchips are injected into your dog, usually under the skin, at the back of the neck. Even though the needle is large, many pets don’t even flinch when the chip is inserted. The chip itself is encased in a small glass cylinder, the size of a grain of rice and it contains a radio transmitter and a tiny electronic device containing the animal’s ID number. The chip usually lasts the lifetime of your dog but can sometimes migrate from its original position. If your dog is ever lost and is brought into a shelter, pound or vet clinic, he or she will be scanned using a special scanner. If your dog is microchipped, their ID number will be displayed on the scanner and can be traced through the microchip database. As long as the information is up to date, you will receive a phone call, and you and your dog will be reunited.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
Please contacts us to discuss pricing. Pets that are microchipped have roughly over 51% chance of being reunited with their owners.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
Last updated: Monday, May 25, 2020
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 403-278-3168. We will bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.
2. We can now see all cases by appointment only
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the clinic. Our staff will bring your order to your car.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic