Too often we see fliers on local bulletin boards and posts on social media about missing pets. In way too many cases, lost pets never make it back to their owners. Ross Bridge Animal Hospital offers pet owners in Hoover, Homewood, Birmingham, Bessemer, and Shannon, Alabama, a safe, reliable, simple way of permanently identifying your pets without having to rely on faulty collars and tags.
A microchip that is about the size of a grain of rice is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet. The procedure takes only a few minutes and can be performed during any visit to our hospital.
Each microchip has an assigned registration number that is linked to your pet’s personal information such as name, owner’s name, address, contact information, and veterinarian’s information. To simplify things for our pet parents, we complete the registration process for you. Once your pet is microchipped at our hospital, your pet is registered with the national pet recovery database, and you are good to go.
Veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and animal control facilities have scanners that can detect and read microchips. All stray animals are scanned for microchips, and if one is found, a call to the pet recovery database will alert the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. A happy ending of reuniting pets and owners depends on the pet owners keeping their contact information up to date in the database.
If you live in the nearby neighborhoods of Ross Bridge, Bluff Park, Lake Crest, Lake Cyrus, Trace Crossings, or Russet Woods, let the professionals at Ross Bridge Animal Hospital microchip your pet for permanent identification.