Microchipping Services for Pets

Dog or cat collars are incredibly useful but unfortunately, they can fall off. In addition, the info embedded on them can wear off over time. For this reason, we recommend pets are also microchipped so they have a permanent identification device at all times. This will increase your chances of being reunited with your pet if they ever get lost. Call us at 613.695.2060 to learn more about how microchipping can benefit your pet.

Do microchips show a pet’s location?

No. They are not like a GPS. Instead, your pet’s vital information (e.g., allergies, medical condition, birthday) and your contact information are embedded in the chip. If your pet gets lost, the veterinary team or rescue shelter that finds them can scan the chip, send the scan to the manufacturer, and then the manufacturer can send your contact info back to the team so they can reach out to you.

Do microchips last for life?

Yes. Microchips are designed to last inside your pet for the remainder of their lives. That being said, there are very rare cases where the microchip becomes defective or moves to another part of your pet’s body. For this reason, we recommend taking your pet to our hospital every few years to check if their microchip is still in working order. It’s also important to let us know if your contact info has changed so we can update what is encoded in your pet’s chip.

Do pets need to be sedated when they are being microchipped?

No. We usually do not sedate pets for microchipping because it is so well-tolerated. The chip is the size of one grain of rice. We make a very small incision in the skin to insert the device. The entire procedure takes a few minutes and feels like a vaccination injection.

Last updated: June 24th, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2 pm
    Sunday: Closed

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

    - The team at Bank Street Hospital