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.

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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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Levels of Dental Disease in Your Pet and How You Can Prevent

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?

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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