Microchipping for Pets

Microchipping is a one-time procedure that can reunite you with a lost pet. It’s very natural for pets to wander around their environments but they can easily get lost in new areas. To keep your cherished pets out of shelters we recommend microchipping. Schedule your pet’s microchipping today at 204.452.9010.

What is microchipping and how do they work with pets?

It is important to know that microchips do not work like a global tracking device. They are small computer chips implanted below your pet’s skin between the shoulder and their neck. Each chip is registered to a database where the pet owner’s information is kept up-to-date. When a microchip scanner reads the chip, it transmits the pet’s ID number for the database.

My pet already has an ID tag, how is microchipping any different?

ID tags and microchips perform the same task. They provide your contact information so anyone who finds your lost pet has a way of returning them to you. Microchipping has more advantages as it cannot be lost, disconnected or damaged over time. Though microchips can’t be read with the naked eye, if your pet is taken to a shelter the chip will be scanned and they will be returned to you. If their ID tag gets lost, the chances of a reunion with your pet are significantly less.

Will my pet experience pain during microchipping?

Inserting the microchip inside your pet causes little to no pain. Our team is also very gentle with pets and works carefully to make sure they are at ease. The pain your pet may experience is comparable to getting an injection. The procedure is over in a minute and does not require any anesthesia.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Sunday and Holidays: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital