MVH Microchip Awareness Event 2017

Martensville Veterinary Hospital will be holding our 6th annual Microchip Day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on May 28, 2017.  We’ll be microchipping cats and dogs and celebrating them with a pet photo station, scanning station, clinic tours on the hour, grooming demonstrations and snacks for both four and two legged guests.  Pet snacks will be from Theodore’s Bakery in Martensville.  This year, funds are being raised for pet-specific oxygen masks for the Martensville Fire Department.

We are pre-booking as many microchipping appointments as we can to reduce your wait time and fill out your registration forms for you– we expect to microchip about 50 pets between 10 and 2! The rest of the activities are free or by donation and you do not need to sign up.

Here are some compelling reasons to microchip your dog or cat:

  • If your pet runs off because he or she is scared, following their keen sense of smell, or prey dive- your family will want them back as soon as possible
  • According to petfinder.com one in three pets become lost at some point in their lives
  • If you pet is stolen, the microchip will give your contact info to any care provider that scans for it
  • If your pet is found and brought to any vet hospital, the vet can scan them, and your contact information can be retrieved and you can be contacted and your beloved pet can be returned promptly
  • You may think that your dog or cat doesn’t need a microchip because you have a collar with a tag that has all your contact info on it, but remember that collars can get lost, or removed by someone with less that pure intent
  • A microchipped dog is 2.4 times more likely to be returned to its owner
  • A microchipped cat is 21.4 times more likely to be reunited with its owner

We will have a chip checking station set up to ensure your pet’s microchip is still in place and the information is correct.  We recommend you have your veterinarian check your pet’s microchip regularly to catch the occasional case where the chip is shed or inactive, a clerical error on the information, or any time you move and have changed the chip information.

Ever wanted a behind the scenes look at a veterinary clinic? Come join us on the hour for a guided tour of Martensville Veterinary Hospital’s laboratory, pharmacy, exam facilities, treatment room, dental suite, radiology and ultrasound area as well as the surgical suite and cat boarding facilities. This is a free tour and no sign up is needed.

Of course all celebrations need food, right? Human and pet snacks are free and we usually have too many, so come help us out 🙂

Back by popular demand- our pet photo station! We will take photographs of you and your pet (or just your pet if you prefer) and email you your digital keepsake for a monetary donation. We will have a sign up sheet and photographs will be taken about every 5 minutes. This year photos will be taken by Satisa, our fabulous animal assistant, who also attended the prestigious Emily Carr art school.

We will have raffle baskets and new this year, a raffle for cat bunk beds.  It is hard to picture a cat that won’t like them.  There is also a colouring contest – you can download the colouring sheet from our website, pick them up at our clinic, or they can be coloured at our event- we will have lots of crayons on hand.

It should be a lot of fun, for great causes, and we have something for everyone, whether your pet needs a microchip or not.  We hope to see you at the Martensville Veterinary Hospital for our 6th Annual Microchip Day and Oxygen Mask Initiative May 28 10am- 2pm!