When a lost pet is found by any animal hospital, shelter, or humane society, they will scan the pet for a microchip. Tags and collars are a good start but they aren't 100% dependable. With a microchip, your pet's source of identification is always available.
To microchip your pet, a veterinarian injects a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice just under your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. This procedure takes minutes and does not cause your pet any more discomfort than a routine vaccination.
Ashburn Village Animal Hospital will be offering 50% off microchips during the entire month of May to ensure that lost pets will be reunited with their families.
Please call (703) 729-0700 with any questions or to make a microchip implantation appointment for your pet dog or cat. We look forward to hearing from you soon!