Microchipping for Pets

Your pet’s safety is important to us. Though we never want to think about our beloved furry family member getting lost, it’s vital to have a plan of action in case they do. We want as few lost pets in shelters and as many returned back to their owners. That’s where permanent identification, like microchipping comes in! We highly recommend microchipping your pet (if you haven’t already).

How is a microchip inserted in pets?

Microchips are small high-tech devices that help recover your pet if they get lost. It’s injected into your pet’s loose skin (often between their shoulder blades). It’s about the size of a rice grain, so your pet is unlikely to experience any pain or discomfort when it’s inserted. The sensation of getting it implanted is similar to the feeling of a vaccination.

Will microchips track my pet if they get lost?

Microchips aren’t like a GPS tracking device. They use high-frequency radio waves to transmit signals when a handheld device passes over the area it was implanted. If your furry friend is lost and returned to a veterinary or animal shelter, they will be able to detect the chip. The chip’s unique identifier is sent to the device, which provides your contact information via a pet recovery database. It’s important to keep this information up-to-date, especially after you’ve relocated, to ensure your pet can be returned to the correct address. In addition to microchips, we also recommend other forms of pet identification like tags or collars with your contact information. The more identification your pet has, the merrier we will all be.

Will the battery in the microchip ever need to be replaced?

No batteries are required and it will never need to be replaced. Since microchips are a permanent identification method, there’s no additional upkeep that needs to happen after they are inserted. Once your pet has one implanted, it lasts their entire lifetime. Schedule your pet’s microchipping appointment at 604.544.7387.


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Last updated: September 22, 2022.

Dear Clients,

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 pet.

Note: If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please let us know when you book your pet’s appointment. As the potential to spread to pets is still relatively unknown, it is possible that your pet could create a risk to other people who may be handling him or her.

1. WE CAN SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • We kindly request that clients continue to wear masks in our hospital for employee and public safety.
  • 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. Payment can be processed over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    In these uncertain times, please see the below link for the most recent information for the public on COVID-19 and animals from the Government of Canada (specifically the Canadian Food Inspection Agency). https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

    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 Queen’s Park Pet Hospital