Microchipping for Pets

Microchipping your pet is a form of protection you give them and peace of mind for yourself. Microchips are used to identify your pet if they ever get lost. In a perfect world you would be able to locate the exact location of your pet, and microchips are the closest thing to doing that.

How do microchips work?

Microchips are small computer chips usually implanted between the neck and the shoulder of a pet. Each chip has a serial number that can be read by a scanner. That serial number is connected to a database that is created by the manufacturer. Once the chip is implanted, the owner enters their contact details into the company’s database. If your lost pet is taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic they will be scanned for a microchip. If a microchip is detected then the serial number will be found leading to your contact info.

Why should I consider microchipping my pet?

Microchips are far superior to ID tags. An ID tag can break or become disconnected from your pet at any time. With a microchip there is no need to ever replace them as they don’t operate on batteries and they are beneath the skin so they never get lost. Another advantage to implanting a microchip is that if you move you can always update your contact details in the database. To learn more about how microchips are beneficial to your pet give us a call at 506.455.1700.

Is microchipping painful for pets?

Implanting a microchip for your pet causes very little pain. The procedure takes only a few minutes to complete and doesn’t require sedation. Many owners often opt for having a microchip implanted when their pets are already under anesthesia for another procedure as it saves time.

Last updated: October 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


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


  • We are currently allowing 1 client per pet appointment to enter the hospital.
  • For everyone's safety, we have social distancing protocols in place and all staff and clients must wear a mask.
  • All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method. Cash will be accepted if necessary.
  • If you need to purchase food, please order online or drop by the clinic during regular hours. Shipping is free for online orders over $100 and only $5 for orders over $50.
  • For prescription refills, complete the online refill order form or text 506.455.1700. Ordering online is the fastest and easiest way to obtain a medication refill.

    Clients must confirm their appointments 24 hours before their scheduled time slot at the latest. We will cancel appointments of clients who do not confirm and give the appointment to waitlisted patients.


    We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who verbally, emotionally, or physically harm any of our teammates.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: CLOSED

    Please note that after 6:00pm, our phone lines will be answered by our triage service, Guardian Vets.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Fredericton Animal Hospital