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Dog Microchipping

Canine Microchip

Each year thousands of pets go missing and unfortunately, many do not make it back home. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance of your pet’s return should they ever escape or become lost. Collars and identification tags are helpful, but they can be torn off and lost. Tags can become damaged or unreadable with wear and tear. We are proud to have assisted with the safe return of many pets to their homes after scanning them for microchip identification.

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and it is inserted under the pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and it is very safe. Each microchip has a unique number registered on a pet recovery database along with vital information about your pet including your name, address, and contact information. After microchip implantation, pet owners receive a registration form to complete. Registering your pet’s microchip number and your contact information will include your pet in a national pet recovery database. Please remember to update this information if you move or change phone numbers.

Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices are equipped with specialized electronic scanners that can detect and read a microchip number. If a lost pet is presented at one of these facilities, a quick scan could reveal a microchip number. A toll-free call can be placed to determine the contact information for the registered owner on the pet recovery database. The owner may then be contacted and reunited with their lost pet.

Young puppies and kittens often receive microchips, but even adult pets are excellent candidates for microchips. Any pet can go missing from home or while away from home. We experience missing pet notifications regularly and it is heartbreaking for all involved. Microchipping is a safe, effective way of ensuring your pet’s return if the unthinkable should happen to you.

How do I update the contact information for my pet’s microchip?


We use the 24 Petwatch database. If you move or your contact information changes, please update at www.24petwatch.com.

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Your Pet Gazette - What will a visit to the vet look like this fall/winter?

It's been a challenging year for many of you and we want to reassure you that the availability of veterinary care for your pets is not something you need to worry about.  We are prepared to continue providing a high standard of veterinary care for your furry family members during the fall and winter months.  We continue to perform routine medicine and urgent care appointments as well and surgery and dental services. Read on to learn more about your next visit to the hospital.

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Last updated: December 3, 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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

2020 Holiday Hours
Dec 21-23: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Dec 24: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec 31: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

To ensure you have adequate supplies for the holiday season, please order prescription refills by December 14th. Please consider ordering your pet’s food through our online store.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

- Your dedicated team at Annex Animal Hospital