Veterinary Services

Pet Microchipping at Northview Animal Hospital in Albuquerque, NM

Ensure your pet’s safety and quick return with microchipping services at Northview Animal Hospital. Our team prioritizes your pet’s well-being, offering permanent identification options to protect them for a lifetime.

What is Pet Microchipping?

Pet microchipping is a simple yet effective way to provide permanent identification for your beloved companion. The process involves implanting a tiny, rice-sized microchip just under your pet’s skin, usually between their shoulder blades. This microchip contains a unique identification number that is registered to your contact information. When a veterinary clinic or animal shelter scans the microchip, they can access this information, enabling them to quickly reunite you with your pet if they ever get lost.

One of the key benefits of pet microchipping is its reliability. Unlike collars or tags that can become lost or damaged, a microchip provides a permanent form of identification, ensuring that your pet can always be identified. Additionally, microchipping is a quick and relatively painless procedure that can be performed during a regular veterinary visit. This simple proactive step can significantly increase the chances of a happy reunion should your pet stray from home.

Veterinarian examining a dog's microchip implantation

Benefits of Pet Microchipping

  • Permanent Identification: Unlike collars and tags that can fall off or become unreadable, a microchip provides permanent identification.
  • Increased Chance of Reunion: Pets with microchips are significantly more likely to be reunited with their owners if they get lost or stolen.
  • Quick and Painless Procedure: The microchipping procedure is quick, painless, and can be done during a regular vet visit.
  • Nationwide Coverage: Microchips are recognized nationwide, so even if your pet travels far from home, they can still be identified.
  • Prevents Unauthorized Ownership: Since the microchip is linked to your contact information, it helps prevent unauthorized ownership or disputes over ownership.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your pet has a microchip gives you peace of mind, knowing they have a better chance of being returned to you.
  • Encourages Responsible Pet Ownership: Microchipping is often required by law in many areas as it promotes responsible pet ownership.

When to Consider Pet Microchipping

  • Young Pets: Puppies and kittens are curious and may easily wander away from home. Microchipping provides a reliable way to identify them if they get lost.
  • Rescued or Adopted Pets: If you’ve rescued or adopted a pet, a microchip provides added security in case they escape or get lost during the adjustment period.
  • High-Activity Pets: Pets that are energetic or have a tendency to explore may benefit from a microchip, as they may easily become disoriented or lost while on an adventure.
  • Preventing Theft: Unfortunately, pet theft is a concern in some areas. A microchip ensures that even if your pet is stolen, it can be positively identified and returned to you if found.
  • Outdoor Pets: Pets that spend time outdoors are more at risk of getting lost.
  • Traveling Pets: If you travel with your pet or plan to move, a microchip ensures they can be identified anywhere.
  • Senior Pets: Older pets with age-related memory loss may benefit from microchipping to ensure they find their way home if they wander off.

Why Choose Northview Animal Hospital?

  • Advanced Technology: Our hospital is equipped with advanced microchipping technology, ensuring accurate and reliable results for your pet.
  • Certified Professionals: Our veterinarians are highly trained and certified in microchipping procedures, providing expert care and precision during the process.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand the importance of your pet’s safety and well-being. Our team approaches every microchipping procedure with compassion and gentleness.
  • Convenience: Microchipping is seamlessly integrated into a routine vet visit at Northview Animal Hospital. This makes it easy for you to ensure your pet’s safety without needing an extra appointment.
  • Peace of Mind: With a microchipped pet from Northview Animal Hospital, you have peace of mind knowing they have a permanent form of identification. If your beloved companion ever goes missing, their microchip will greatly increase the chances of a safe return.
  • Nationwide Recognition: Our microchips are recognized nationwide, so your pet’s identification is not limited to just our local area. Whether near or far from home, they can be easily identified and reunited with you.