We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
Microchips are an effective backup option for pet identification. Approximately about 10 million pets go missing annually and microchipping your pet is a simple and effective procedure to ensure the pets return home.
Why is it important to ensure my dog is microchipped?
It is important to microchip pets because many of them get lost or stolen, with no means of identification. As a result, many pets will end up as strays in animal shelters. This can be a traumatic experience for both the pet and pet owner. Microchipping is an effective and simple way to ensure that your pet returns home.
How does a microchip work and is it safe?
Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are inserted under the skin, on the back of your pet. It is a safe and simple procedure, which probably hurts as much as a vaccination. Once the chip is inserted, it remains viable for the duration of your pet’s life. It will not fall off or be removed, unlike a dog tag.
How much does it cost to microchip a dog?
Please contact Baxter Animal Hospital directly to get a quote.
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. Our inside door will be locked. You can come into the vestibule and we will let you in when you get here or you can call us at 705-674-9191 upon arrival for your appointment or pick up. We ask that only one person bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian.
2. We are continuing to accept regular appointments so please call ahead to book a time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm Wednesday: 12 pm - 8 pm Friday: 9 am - 5 pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us ahead of time to ensure we have what you need and can have it prepared before your arrival. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.