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Microchip Pet ID From Our Richmond and Midlothian Veterinarian

Have you considered having your kitten, cat, puppy or dog microchipped? If so, you have likely thought about the repercussions of not doing so, which can mean that if your pet gets lost that you may never see them again. Fortunately, a quick and affordable in-office microchip pet ID insertion can dramatically increase the odds that your furry friend is returned to your loving home safe and sound; however, there are more benefits that our Richmond and Midlothian veterinarian offer.

microchip pet ID from our richmond and midlothian veterinarian

The Benefits of Microchipping Pet Identification

Microchipping your dog or cat is absolutely safe, and the most common complaint is shifting of the chip from the insertion site. This procedure requires no anesthesia and can be performed in just minutes at our office at the Animal Medical Center in Midlothian. Microchipping is very affordable and we can do the procedure and have your pet’s ID placed on the national registry for a very nominal fee. Your puppy or kitten can get a microchip as young as four weeks old.

Additional benefits of pet microchipping include:

  • A quick scan by a veterinarian or pet rescue shelter lets the technician know whom to contact in order to locate the owner, so your pet comes home sooner. All information is wholly confidential, and only the information you provide is revealed in chip scan.
  • Unlike collars, pet microchip ID mechanisms don’t get lost or tear off of your pet. Using both methods increases the chances of pet recovery.
  • Microchips require no maintenance, and they typically last the lifetime of your pet.
  • These passive devices are only activated when your pet is scanned, so there are no concerns about constant exposure to EMF’s.
  • This is a painless process, and your pet will not even know that the chip is there.

The Process of Microchipping Your Dog, Puppy, Cat or Kitten

Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice, and our veterinarian inserts this microchip between the shoulders using a hypodermic needle just a bit larger than those used for vaccinations. This painless, anesthesia-free procedure allows authorized scan centers to access vital contact information so you can recover your pet. Our veterinarian will issue you a registration certificate so that you can quickly reclaim your pet in the event that they are found.

Contact Animal Medical Center for Microchip ID and All of Your Veterinary Needs

At the Animal Medical Center, we are a full-service emergency animal clinic and veterinary service provider in Midlothian, VA. Our clinic is the sole comprehensive vet in the area that is open 24/7 so that we can be here when you need us most for emergency services and also for routine examinations and preventative care procedures during normal business hours when it’s most convenient for you. Contact our experienced veterinary team today to schedule an appointment with our Richmond and Midlothian, VA veterinarian today at 804-639-3900.

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