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Microchipping for Pets

There are things that are simply out of our control. In a moment’s time when you are temporarily distracted, your pet can escape and be lost. Fortunately, with microchipping the likelihood of being reunited with your pet increases tremendously. Please call us at 705.742.4243 to learn more about our microchipping services, including our current rates.

What is a pet microchip?

People often mistake microchips with GPS. The truth is, microchips cannot tell you the location of your pet. They are more similar to IDs, containing details about your pet and your contact information. So, if your pet is ever lost and is fortunately found by veterinary professionals, their microchip can be scanned and they will be able to reach out to you.

Is microchipping safe for my dog or my cat?

Yes. The microchip is small (like a grain of rice) and is made of materials compatible with your pet’s body. A small incision is made to place the microchip just underneath your pet’s skin. The whole ordeal is so painless that we usually do not administer anesthesia for it. The sensation for your pet will be similar to getting a vaccine injection.

How much does it cost to microchip my pet?

To learn more about our microchipping procedure and current service rates here at Champlain Animal Hospital, simply call us at 705.742.4243.


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Last updated: September 21, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

We are currently open and welcoming clients into the hospital. At this time, masks are optional, not mandatory, but we ask that you do not come in to the clinic if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, or have a known exposure.

If you prefer to order food and supplies ahead of time, we are still offering curbside pickup.

Please continue to check back for updates, as the situation can change, and we will adjust our protocols accordingly.


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


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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

- Your dedicated team at Champlain Animal Hospital