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.
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.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. If you are arriving for a booked appointment with a doctor, please call from your vehicle when you arrive. We are now allowing 1 family member per appointment into the exam room. You can choose to remain in your vehicle if that is your preference.
Only clients wearing masks will be allowed into the building.
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 - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!