Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

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Microchipping a Dog

Microchips can save lives and reunite families! There’s proof in the news all the time of families and pets being reunited after years apart and several thousand miles. In case your pet was ever to get lost, they can get scanned at a local shelter or another veterinary clinic, and as long as your contact information is up to date, you can be joined again. A pet who is not microchipped can often be mistaken for not having a family.

How does a microchip work and is it safe?


The microchip is only the size of a grain of rice. It is not a GPS but has a unique number code attached to it that must be read by a scanner. Once the number is read, the microchip company can be called to contact you and arrange for you to get back together. The microchip is safely inserted under the skin, typically between the shoulder blades and does not typically cause any long-term irritation. Only a small pinch is felt when the needle is inserted, but often we do the procedure while your pet is getting spayed or neutered, so they have no knowledge of it being done.

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What Is a Dental Nerve Block?

Have you been to the dentist and received local freezing? If so, then you have had a dental nerve block. Most dental procedures produce strong sensory stimuli to the point that it affects the amount of general anesthetic required and a painful recovery.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

- Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic