Microchipping for Pets

​Microchipping is a simple, safe and quick procedure. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin by a veterinarian. It takes only minutes and lasts a lifetime. If your pet becomes lost and is transported to a clinic or shelter, they can scan your pet for a chip and get the information to contact you. We at Simcoe Animal Hospital believe microchipping is important and feel that every animal should be chipped for their own safety. If you have any questions or concerns about microchipping, please feel free to give us a call at 519.426.0111. We would be happy to speak with you.

Does microchipping hurt?

Not at all! Microchipping feels very much like a regular injection. We typically do not use anesthesia for the procedure. The microchip is inserted using a special type of needle, or a very small incision, not much larger than a grain of rice, is made to place the device inside your pet. Any form of discomfort pets may feel will be minimal and short-term.

What age do puppies or kittens have to be before they are microchipped?

We recommend that you wait until your pet is about 6-weeks-old before they are microchipped. During a consultation, our team can determine if your kitten or puppy is ready for a microchipping procedure.

How much does microchipping cost?

Please call us for our most up-to-date service rates and charges.

Last updated: September 8, 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!


  • Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
  • We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store"

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed


    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 Simcoe Animal Hospital