Office Hours and Location

2647 Perimeter Parkway

Augusta, Georgia, 30909

Phone: 706-860-6617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Mon: 8:00AM - 8:00PM

Tues: 8:00AM - 8:00PM

Wed: 8:00AM - 8:00PM

Thrs: 8:00AM - 8:00PM

Fri:    8:00AM - 8:00PM

 Sat:   8:00AM - 6:00PM 

       Closed on Sundays       

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After hours emergency contacts:
If our office is closed and your pet is experiencing a critical emergency please contact Augusta Animal Emergency at (706) 733-7458. 
For patients stable for transport or for the speciality hospitals  please contact the University of Georgia Veterinary Emergency Service at (706) 542-3221 or South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care at (803) 561-0015.
We are open at 7:00am Monday - Friday to accept drop off patients for boarding, surgeries, and other procedures.

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Microchipping
Microchipping
Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

 

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could

break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push

through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.

We can microchip ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals, too!