Preventive Care


Does your pet have a microchip?

Each year, millions of pets go missing and many don't make it back home. Microchipping your pet is a simple, effective way to prevent this sort of tragic loss.

In addition, any pet that will be traveling internationally with their family is required to have an ISO compatible microchip for easy identification during travel and upon arrival to their destination. 

About the size and shape of a grain of rice, identification microchips are implanted beneath your pet's skin, usually between the shoulder blades. Microchips are often placed in conjunction with a spay or neuter surgery but can be placed during any regular visit to our hospital. Once implanted and registered, the microchip is linked to the name, address, and contact information you provide and listed in a national database.

Veterinary hospitals and animal shelters across the country are equipped with special scanners capable of reading these microchips. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned and your contact information retrieved to assist in reuniting you and your pet.

AAHA's Pet Microchip Registry Lookup