A microchip is a way of permanently identifying your pet. It is quickly inserted under your pet’s skin and is a reliable method to identify and return your companion to you if it has escaped.

Why is it a good idea to microchip my dog?

Dogs sometimes escape and cannot find their way home. An ID tag can fall off, get ripped off, or an ill-intentioned person can simply remove the animal’s collar. It is therefore important to have a permanent identification that leaves no doubt on the dog’s true owner.

How is the microchip implanted and is it safe for my dog?

The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin with a needle at the veterinarian’s office. The procedure is completely safe. We recommend microchipping your pet while they are being spayed or neutered to avoid any stress or discomfort associated with the implantation. Otherwise, our team can apply a numbing gel locally before the procedure to reduce the brief discomfort associated with the insertion of the microchip.

Last updated: May 30, 2021

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, 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: 8 am - 8 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 5 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 Hull Veterinary Hospital