Despite your best efforts, accidents can happen and your pet could go missing. Thousands of animals end up in shelters every year. Unfortunately, many of these animals are never reunited with their families because they can’t be identified. A collar tag is a great way to identify your pet; however, if this were to ever fall off or become unreadable you may never be reunited with your pet. We want you to be able to find your special friend! This is why we recommend microchipping your pet.

What is it?

Microchips are tiny transponders that are about the size of a grain of rice, which can be implanted under your pet’s skin, usually right between the shoulder blades. This is done with a large needle and doesn’t require anesthesia but is usually done at the time of spay or neuter.

How do they work?

Each microchip contains a unique microchip identification number. At the time of microchip placement we will register your pet’s microchip with the microchip company so that it is matched with your contact information. If your pet were ever to be lost, a handheld scanner reads the frequency of this chip and displays the microchip information. Animal shelters, rescues and vet clinics own these scanners and will contact the registry to get your name and phone number.

How do I register my pet and update information?

We use 24PetWatch. Once the microchip is placed we will register the identification number with 24PetWatch and provide you with the registration paperwork. It is very important that you activate and update your contact information through their website if anything changes. We will also provide you with a tag for your pet’s collar with the microchip number and registry phone number.

What if I move?

You need to contact 24PetWatch to update your information; otherwise, the chip will not be helpful.

What are the benefits of microchipping?

  1. Permanent pet identification
  2. Best chance of recovering your pet
  3. Quick and painless procedure
  4. Lasts for your pet’s lifetime

Microchipping offers you the security and peace of mind that if your pet were to ever go missing you have a safe and secure way to be easily and quickly reunited with your furry friend!

Temporary Closure of Hollybank and Modified Hours at Avonlea


To Our Valued Clients,

Our top priority is to provide exceptional care to our patients while safeguarding our staff and our community. At this time, we are temporarily closing our Milton location, Hollybank Animal Hospital, and we will be modifying our business hours at our Mississauga location, Avonlea Animal Hospital, where we remain available to see you and your pets for essential veterinary health care services.

This is a precautionary measure and there has been NO KNOWN COVID-19 EXPOSURE. Dr. Rosely has developed a mild fever and we have elected to have the staff which recently worked closely with her to also self-isolate for 14 days as a preventative measure.

Hollybank Animal Hospital will be closed effective this evening, March 31, 2020 at 7:00pm for 14 days. We will reopen April 15th, 2020 at 8:00am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our Mississauga location, Avonlea Animal Hospital, will remain open during this period to continue to service our clients and patients. Our staff will be contacting you to reschedule any appointments or procedures that were scheduled during this period.

Our hours of operation at Avonlea Animal Hospital for the next 14 days will be as follows:

·       Monday: 9a-5p

·       Tuesday: 10a-6p

·       Wednesday: 9a-5p

·       Thursday: 10a-6p

·       Friday: 9a-5p

·       Saturday and Sunday: closed

We trust that you will understand our cautious approach to this matter and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Call us at 905-785-6966 if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment.


Don Cocca

Hospital Administrator