The Veterinary Hospital offers microchipping services for your pet.
1 in 3 pets will get lost, and without identification 90% of them won’t return home. Microchips are the best way to make sure your pet can get back to you if he or she gets lost or stolen.
Important items to know about microchips:
1. They do not hurt your pet – implanting a microchip causes no more discomfort than a vaccination.
2. They do not require surgery – microchipping involves a simple, one time insertion with a syringe.
How it works:
- The microchip is inserted with a simple injection.
- Your veterinarian will provide you with the paperwork necessary to associate your contact information with your pet’s microchip identification number. This step is especially important, as this registration step is what makes it possible for your pet to be positively identified.
- If your pet is ever lost and ends up at an animal shelter or clinic, the staff there will scan your pet’s microchip to retrieve its unique ID code.
- The staff will then call the appropriate registry (we use HomeAgain microchips here at TVH) with your pet’s code.
- As soon as your contact information is received, you will be notified of your pet’s location and arrangements will be made to reunite you!
We can provide your pet with a microchip any time; it is especially convenient to do so at the time of your pet’s spay or neuter.
If you have any questions about microchipping your pet or about HomeAgain, you can visit HomeAgain’s website below or call us here at The Veterinary Hospital.