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.

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Microchipping a Dog

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.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

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 furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 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 905.853.4706. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm & Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 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 hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.

You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up, visit our website.

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 Webstore including both medications and food with immediate effect. The delivery option is extremely flexible and they will deliver to your place of work, home, cottage or wherever you choose.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

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

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.

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 College Manor Veterinary Hospital