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.
Here at College Manor Veterinary Hospital we ALWAYS recommend all pets be microchipped as that is a permanent form of identification. Collars and tags can readily fall off your dog, but the implantation of a microchip is permanent.
Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?
Microchipping is important to identify your dog in the unfortunate event he or she gets out or runs away from your property. All stray animals or those recently adopted (that come into the clinic) are scanned for a microchip. This ensures that the proper owner is brought forth to regain ownership of the pet within the specified time limit before being put up for adoption at your local shelter.
How does a microchip work and is it safe?
A microchip is a small electronic device that is inserted under the skin of your dog typically in the shoulder blade area. Microchipping is a painless procedure that can be done at any time as an outpatient procedure as it typically does not require any sedation or anesthesia. We just ask for a quick call a day or two ahead of the day you wish to have the chip implanted and we can schedule an appointment with one of our Registered Veterinary Receptionists or Technicians to perform the procedure.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
If you are an existing client at the College Manor Veterinary Hospital and we have developed a client-patient relationship with you and your dog, the typical fee to have a microchip implanted is $50 plus HST.
Do you know the most common disease in dogs and cats? It is not liver or kidney disease, or even thyroid disease. It is dental disease! Did you know that dental disease affects over 80% of dogs over the age of 3 years, and between 50-90% of cats over 4 years?
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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
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 905.853.4706. 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.
Note: Due to the continued health precautions recommended by Health Canada, we have elected to discontinue 'in clinic' pick-ups for items ordered via our Online Store including both medications and food with immediate effect. The delivery option is extremely flexible and they will deliver wherever you choose.
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
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 College Manor Veterinary Hospital