Microchipping machine

Microchipping for Pets

As pet owners, we all worry about the safety and well-being of our loyal companions. And we plan accordingly. Many of us, for example, install locks and special entrances for our dogs and cats so they can safely and easily enter and exit our homes. That being said, accidents happen and your pet may break free from their leash or sneak out of your home when you are not looking. When your pet is microchipped, they will have permanent identification thus increasing your chances of being reunited with them, should these accidents occur.

How does pet microchipping work?

Microchipping is a quick and pain-free procedure. The microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under your pet’s skin, usually in between their shoulder blades. The microchip contains details about your pet, as well as your personal information.

Is a pet microchip like a GPS?

Not exactly. The microchip will not let you know your pet’s location at all times. Instead, when your pet is found and brought into an animal hospital or shelter, the microchip can be scanned and those temporarily caring for your pet will have a way to reach out to you. In this way, the microchip is not like a GPS locator, rather it is like a permanent identification card.

Last updated: July 28, 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.


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

As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe BC and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.


We are very excited to welcome you back into our lobby! We have put some important safety measures in place to help keep our clients and our team safe.


The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home for free! CLICK HERE


During the first 8 weeks of COVID, we were operating as a 24-hour facility to better serve our community and to maintain social distancing within our team. However, as the COVID-19 situation changes, so do we!

Our team of doctors felt it was important to get back to performing your pet's much needed regular services. In order to do so safely, we had to once again change the way we do business. 

Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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

- Your dedicated team at Coastland Veterinary Hospital