Microchipping is a preventative action you can take to protect you and your furry loved one from being permanently separated. Nothing hurts more than being disconnected from your furry friend knowing you could have done more, in advance, to bring them home.The chip is a rice grain sized implant that enables your pet to be traced if they are lost anywhere in North America. It is not a tracking device and can only be activated when scanned at a veterinarian office or shelter. If your information changes (e.g. phone, address) you can update your information online through the microchip company. To schedule an appointment or learn more, contact us at 403.982.8387.

How is my pet microchipped?

Implanting the chip is a quick procedure but not always painless. We use a needle to place it beneath your pet’s skin so they may feel a slight pinch. The chip will be in between their shoulder blades.

How effective is microchipping?

Each microchip has an ID number. When it is scanned, your current information appears and you will be contacted. It’s important that you keep your contact information updated. We will help you register your microchipped pet after their operation.

Last updated: April 5, 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.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. 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 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 to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. 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!

    - The team at Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital