We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.


Pet Microchipping

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a small device implanted beneath the skin of your pet that can be scanned for identification if your pet is lost.

Is a microchip dangerous to my dog or cat?

The risk of a problem occurring because of microchipping is very small. The most common problem is the chip migrating from the injection site between the shoulders to the sides of the chest. There have been two reported cases where a tumour was associated with a microchip; however, there were other factors, for instance, rabies injections in the same area and direct link from the chip to a tumour could not be proven. Many pets have been returned to their owners because of chips. At Full Circle, we have been able to return three animals…multiply that across 1000’s of practices across the world to get a picture of the usefulness of microchipping!

What are the benefits of having a microchip?

The benefits of having a microchip are having a beloved lost or stolen pet returned to you.

When is a microchip usually implanted?

At Full Circle, we prefer to insert microchips at the time of a spay or neuter as the needles are more significant than those used for routine vaccinations. A topical anesthetic agent can also be applied to the skin of an animal to reduce the sensation of the injection. Microchips are typically implanted between your pet’s shoulder blades.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.461.0951. We will take a history of your pet over the phone, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. Once the examination is finished, we will call to discuss our recommended treatment plan over the phone and then return to your vehicle with your pet. Please ensure your pet has a properly fitted collar or is in a secure carrier. Please remove any additional clothing or blankets prior to our staff handling our patients to minimize risk to our team.

2. We are still OPEN but are now working in two shifts with reduced hours, reduced staff numbers and a need to close for extensive cleaning between shifts. Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

3. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus. You may see our team members wearing additional protective gear when interacting with our clients and patients.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Full Circle Veterinary Alternatives Inc.