Microchip Identification

As a Sudbury, Ontario Veterinary Hospital we recommend microchipping your pet!

Microchipping your pet is a safe, effective and permanent way you can help get your pet home safe and sound should he or she become lost.

A microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice and is inserted into the loose skin in the back of the neck by our veterinarian. It contains an ID number which can be scanned via a low-frequency radio wave scanner which looks like a hand held scanner in grocery stores. If a microchip is discovered, the veterinary hospital or shelter contacts the chip manufacturer and the ID number is retrieved from a database that includes the name and contact information of the pet’s owner. The animal clinic or shelter will also be advised about any medical conditions your pet may have. The owner is then called and reunited with their pet.

Identification tags are recommended in addition to the microchip as added protection. Unfortunately, many tags may become lost or outdated resulting in either a delay in the return or permanent loss of your pet. A microchip provides additional assurance that you will be reunited with your pet.  Feel free to inquire about this service at Lockerby Animal Hospital.