Microchipping

microchipping

German Village Veterinary Hospital offers microchipping for cats and dogs in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas. A microchip is an identification tool to help you and your pet find his/her way home if ever lost. The chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin, between your pet’s shoulder blades. It is implanted via injection, very similar to a vaccine and each one has its own unique identification number.

microchipA common misconception about microchips is that they work as a GPS device. This is not the case. However, if your dog or cat ever becomes lost, veterinary hospitals, rescue groups, and shelters will scan him/her with a microchip scanner and it will display to them your pet’s microchip number. We are then able to look up the microchip number and can trace the number back to you. You are promptly contacted and reunited with your pet.

At our hospital we use the HomeAgain brand of microchip. With registration you will also get benefits such as 24 hour emergency hotline, lost pet alerts, along with other perks. Call German Village Veterinary Hospital today for pet microchipping services in the Columbus, Ohio area.