Losing a pet can be a terrifying experience. One great way to help get your pet back home is to have them implanted with a microchip. If your pet is found and brought to a shelter or veterinary clinic, they can be quickly scanned for the microchip. Once the number is identified, the appropriate microchip registry is contacted and pet is traced back to the registered owner. Our veterinarians and technicians are experienced at microchip implantation. This can be done during a routine exam or at the time of spay or neuter. Each chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. Here at QVAH, we use Home Again Microchips (homeagain.com). Each chip contains a 15 digit identification number unique for your pet and is compatible with most international travel requirements.