We believe most pets, including birds, ferrets, rabbits and reptiles should be microchipped. Microchipping is a safe permanent identification, and we can microchip your pet during your pet’s wellness exam.
The microchip is encoded with unique information about your pet and your contact information. If your pet were ever lost, most veterinary hospitals, animal control, animal rescues and shelters across the country are now equipped with scanners capable of detecting and reading microchips.
Our microchips are compliant with international travel regulations. Microchipping is especially important in birds able to fly, because if they were to escape outside it is a more reliable method of recovering your bird than relying on a leg band. Many people believe that their bird would never fly away because they are bonded to the family, however, when a bird is scared their instincts can take over and they panic and fly away. It is a sad reality that many birds are lost in the wild every year and never recovered.
You can also use the Pet Microchip Lookup web site to find a pet's owners based on the microchip number if you should find a lost pet. You can also give us a call and bring the found pet to our clinic and we will be happy to scan the pet for you to see if we can locate the owner.