A microchip is a form of permanent identification that may help your pet find its way home faster in the event that it becomes lost. Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and can be easily implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet. Each microchip transmits a unique number when scanned. Once the chip is registered, it links your contact information with your pet's unique ID number. In the event that your pet is lost, it can be scanned by a shelter or veterinarian. If a lost pet has a microchip, the number is called into the registry, and the owner's information is easily obtained. Many pets have been returned to their owners from long distances and even many years later because of microchips. Unlike a collar and tags, microchips can never be lost. It only takes a minute or two to implant the chip. The procedure can be performed during a routine visit or more ideally during a spay or neuter procedure (while the patient is asleep.) Our fee includes both the cost of the chip and lifetime registration. There are no additional or annual fees. We proudly use PetLink microchips.