West Lancaster Animal Hospital offers microchip identification for pets. We use the AVID Pet Microchipping System. You can rest easy knowing your pet is protected – whether you are at home or you take them out of town.
What is microchipping?
A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for the pet's entire life. This procedure is as easy and as painless as a vaccination.
How does microchip identification work?
Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national registry. Most veterinarians and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found, and the microchip is scanned, the registry is called and the owner is contacted.
Please call us at 717-394-7713 to make an appointment.
One in Three Pets Will Become Lost in Their Lifetime
Without identification, 90 percent of lost pets never return home. Microchip implantation causes no more discomfort than a vaccination and is a simple one-time insertion with a syringe.
Almost all humane organizations have scanners that read microchip IDs.
For more information, visit the AVID website.