Cat and Dog Microchipping
with Cat and Dog Vaccinations
in Town Center of Virginia Beach, VA

If you’re interested in having your dog or cat microchipped, you can always reach out to us! Independence Veterinary Hospital carries Pet Link microchips for pets, and the process is quick and easy. We generally recommend a microchip for every pet, regardless of lifestyle. This is because accidents can happen, and in the event that your pet does run off and get lost, a microchip can increase their odds of being reunited with your family. We care about your pet’s health and safety and your peace of mind in case the unexpected happens.

We can microchip your pet by appointment or as an additional service during their wellness check, surgery, or dental. Call (757) 473-8560 or schedule online today!

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What Does a Pet Microchip Do?

A pet microchip contains a tiny transponder that transmits a unique ID number when scanned. The chip itself is similar in size to a grain of rice, and once it’s placed under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades, they won’t feel it at all. The ID number in your pet’s microchip can be linked directly to your contact information in a national pet recovery database. This makes registering your pet’s microchip under your name, phone number, and address absolutely essential.

Why You Should Microchip Your Pet

It’s Permanent Identification

  • Unlike collars or tags, which can fall off or become unreadable, microchips last a lifetime.

Quick Recovery

  • If your pet gets lost, the microchip greatly increases the chances of a happy reunion. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, microchipped dogs are more than twice as likely to be returned to their owners, while microchipped cats are 20 times more likely to be returned.

Peace of Mind

  • Knowing your pet has a microchip can give you peace of mind knowing you've taken a significant step in securing their safety.

How We Microchip Your Pet

The process for microchipping your pet is quick and simple. The chip is injected under your pet’s skin using a device resembling a syringe. The insertion should feel no different from a routine vaccine booster, and once the chip is placed, it will stay there and remain functional for the rest of your pet’s life.

Don't Forget to Register Your Pet’s Microchip

Microchipping is only the first step. To maximize the safety net it provides, you must register the chip with your current contact information in a national pet recovery database and keep this information updated. Our staff will guide you through this simple but crucial process! And if you have any questions after your appointment, give us a call at (757) 473-8560.