Pet Microchipping Veterinary Service in East Rockaway, NY
We are pleased to offer microchipping at East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital.
What Is a Microchip?
It is a tiny electronic cylinder that is inserted under the skin of your pet. It begins to emit radio waves once a scanner is passed over and activated it. Once scanned, the chip will automatically send its unique ID number to the scanner. This number can then be used to pull up your provided contact information.
The Benefits Of Microchipping:
- It Allows for an Easy and Quick Reunion if Your Pet is Lost or Stolen
- There is No Maintenance Required Once the Chip is Inserted
- The Procedure is Fast and Has Minimal Risks
- It Does Not Require Any Surgery or Anesthesia
How Is a Microchip Implanted?
Searching for a vet near me that can implant a microchip in your pet? At East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital, we use a needle to inject the small chip underneath your pet’s skin. It is minimally invasive, requires no anesthesia, and there is no downtime after the insertion. That said, we can also implant the microchip if your pet is already under anesthesia for a different procedure.
What Kind of Information Does a Microchip Store?
The chip itself only holds an ID number and no other personal or medical data. It does not function as a GPS tracker; rather, if the chip is scanned, it provides your contact information so the rescuer can work to reunite you with your pet. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to ensure their accurate contact information is registered with the microchip’s manufacturer. If you’re on the hunt for a vet near me that offers microchipping services, East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital is here to call. Call us at (516) 887-3322 to learn more.