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

Microchips are the most successful way of identifying your dog. It provides a permanent, tamper-proof means of identification that will not fade or be lost over time. Microchips are universal, traceable, safe, sterile, confidential and secure. Protect your best friend today by calling us at 204-269-8162.

Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?

A microchip is a permanent form of identification that, unlike tags and collars, cannot be removed, lost, broken or stolen. Veterinarians and shelter personnel routinely scan lost dogs and cats for microchips. Therefore, the chances of being reunited with a lost microchipped pet are high.
Although it’s unpleasant to think about, microchips are also vital in the recovery of stolen pets. Many veterinarians are alerted to lost or possibly stolen animals through fliers. So, if an individual walk in with a found pet that matches the flier’s description, the veterinarian will likely scan for a microchip and take appropriate action. Owners of both indoor and outdoor pets should take advantage of microchipping, because invariably, even under the most diligent watch, pets get out of yards and houses. All it takes is an accidentally unlatched gate, a hole in the fence or the opening of a front door for a pet to make a quick getaway.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?

The implantable chip, not larger than a grain of rice, is injected just under the skin and provides a unique identification number. As soon as the microchip is implanted, a registration form is completed with the chip number, owner’s contact information, pet details and emergency contact info. Yes, it is extremely safe and can be done by one of our veterinarians or animal health technicians.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?

The cost of a microchip is $64.50 + taxes. This can be done in a 5-10-minute appointment. It can also be implanted during an anesthetic procedure (often at a spay or neuter) either alone or in conjunction with an ear tattoo.

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How to help injured and orphaned wild animals

Below are a few suggestions should you come across injured or orphaned wildlife.  First, you need to determine if the wild animal is indeed injured or abandoned without putting yourself in harm’s way. Try not to have too much contact with the animal or to disturb the surroundings. If you are unsure, it is best that you leave it be and call a wildlife specialist to notify them about the animal and its location. Certain animals like rabbits and deer often leave their young alone for long periods throughout the day. If it appears healthy and well, do not disturb the animal. 

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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 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CONTINUE TO SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Note: Priority will be given to urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

5. PET BOARDING & GROOMING

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

- Your dedicated team at Centennial Animal Hospital