Microchipping for Pets

Microchipping is a protective measure to ensure lost pets can be reunited with their loving owners. No pet owner ever imagines it can happen to them, and many pets do find their way home. However, in case they don’t and a friendly animal loving stranger finds them, a microchip can reduce your worries. Your pet cannot be tracked but they can be scanned at an animal shelter or veterinarian’s office. When their microchip is detected, you will be contacted to be reunited with your pet. For more information or to book an appointment, call our team at 902.794.7387.

Will getting my pet microchipped hurt?

For your pet, it will feel like a slight pinch. The rice grain sized chip is inserted just below their skin in between their shoulder blades. It does not move or irritate them. It’s placed there quickly and without much discomfort.

How is my information accessed through the microchip?

Most veterinarian offices and animal shelters have microchip scanners. When your pet is found and brought to these locations, they’ll receive an examination and be checked for a microchip. When the chip is scanned, your contact information will appear through the pet registry database you’ve signed up with. It’s important to keep your contact information up-to-date. If you move or change phone numbers, don’t forget to add your pet’s microchip company to the many places you need to inform.

How do I sign up with a pet registry?

Once your pet has been microchipped, we will provide you with documents to sign up with a pet registry. It is your responsibility to register your pet’s microchip number with the pet registry. Each chip has a number that, when scanned or searched, is connected to your contact information. This number is only activated when it is registered. It is not enough to sign the documents. Registering your pet is the last and final step in ensuring they are reunited with you should they get lost.

Last updated: December 8, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


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


  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday and Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    *We are closed daily between 1:00pm – 2:00pm.


    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 Northside Animal Hospital