Microchipping for Pets

With a microchip you give your lost pet the best chance of being returned home is they ever get lost. Microchipping is a permanent way to identify them. Pets are very adventurous and may easily get lost sometimes. When a microchip is used in addition to a collar and ID tag, the chances of finding your pet are significantly increased. Our veterinarian and technicians are very skilled and experienced at implanting microchips.

How do microchips work?

A microchip is a tiny device inserted under the skin at the back of the neck. When the chip is inserted if that pet gets lost a veterinarian or shelter may scan the neck area of the pet. Each microchip has a barcode that is picked up by a scanner which transmits an ID number. The chip manufacturer is then contacted to retrieve the pet owner’s information.

Why should I consider microchipping my pet?

Microchipping your pet is a good idea because there are no negative effects. Unlike collars and ID tags, microchips do not need to be replaced. Even if your pet has never been lost, it’s difficult to predict when they may escape through an opened gate or break loose from their leash.

Is microchipping painful for my pet?

Inserting microchips cause little to no pain in your pets. The pain they feel is comparable to receiving an injection. If your pet has a low pain tolerance it might be a good idea to microchip them while they get spayed or neutered, as those procedures will require them to be sedated under general anesthesia. For more information on microchips contact our team at 613.531.3334.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made 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


  • Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, we are allowing a maximum of 2 clients into the hospital for food and medication pick up only.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the building.
  • Our “closed waiting room” policy will remain in effect for all appointments to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 613.531.3334. 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 to offer 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, click on the “Online Store” button on the menu above.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, click on the “Online Consultation” button on the menu above.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 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 Sims Animal Hospital