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

Microchipping your dog is becoming standard practice across North America and is one of the best sources of identification for your dog. Microchipping is also mandatory to enter several countries around the world. If you would like your pet microchipped, please let our veterinarian know or give us a call.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?


Microchipping may be one of your best chances at reuniting with your lost dog. Tattoos work well within your province, but over time they tend to fade and can become extremely hard to read. Whether you choose to use a microchip, a tattoo or both, it is essential to keep your address and contact information current with your veterinarian’s office and with the microchip manufacturer.

How does microchipping work and is it safe for my dog?


Microchips are implanted subcutaneously under the skin between the shoulder blades. A needle and syringe apparatus is used to administer the microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice. Once administered, our veterinarian will send you home with information about your dog’s new microchip and the steps you will need to follow to ensure it is appropriately registered. Anytime you move or change your contact information, you can simply phone or log onto the microchip company’s website to update your information.

How much does it cost to microchip a dog?


Please give us a call at 204.444.3615, and one of our team members will be happy to provide you with further information.

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are still providing the same excellent patient care that we always have, but with some changes 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. 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 to Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Note: After-hour emergency services are available for regular equine patients only. All other patients with after-hours emergencies, please contact Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre at (204) 452-0911.


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 Oakbank Animal Hospital