Veterinary Services

Pet Microchipping

Pet microchipping at Hillmount Animal Hospital comes with registration in the federal database. We urge all pet owners to utilize this risk-free and efficient method to help keep their four-legged family members safe.


Pet Microchipping

Microchipping is now the standard technology to identify your pet. This 1/4-inch computerized wafer is inserted under the skin between the top of the shoulder blades. The procedure is often done in conjunction with another procedure that requires sedation or anesthesia. However, discomfort is minimal to your pet, and the procedure can also be accomplished during an office visit. We utilize a microchip that is recognized both within the United States and internationally. Microchips are the current form of permanent identification for dogs in order to obtain a lifetime dog license in Pennsylvania.

Pet microchipping is an easy, safe, and effective method of reuniting lost pets with their owners. A microchip the size of a grain of rice is implanted between the shoulder blades, just beneath the skin. The chip has a unique ID number that is connected to contact information for the owner in a national database. A veterinarian or animal shelter can scan the chip and quickly identify the owner when a missing pet is found.