Pet Microchipping at Animal Health and Medical Center
Dr. Allen Bolt and his compassionate staff at Animal Health and Medical Center here in Abilene firmly believe in the benefits of microchipping your pet. No matter how protective you are with your animal, pets can still get lost or stolen. Microchipping pets makes it easier to find them when they are lost, helping families stay together.
The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet
Microchipping your pet ensures that in the unlikely event your animal goes missing, rescue workers, animal shelters, and law enforcement have the information needed to reunite you with your beloved animal. Furthermore, in the event of a dispute over ownership of any animal, checking a pet's microchip will immediately establish who the proper owner is. Although further proof, such as purchase receipts, kennel or cattery registration papers, license tags, and vaccination records also bolster a claim of ownership, microchipping your pet provides the strongest proof that your companion animal belongs to you.
Will My Pet Need a Separate Microchipping Appointment?
Although you could make an appointment for just the microchipping procedure, most pet owners choose to include the procedure during a wellness exam or a vaccination appointment. Dr. Allen Bolt will insert the microchip using a needle as if he was administering a routine vaccination. Once added to the national or international registry, you can simply update your address, phone number, and email address over the Internet when you move, rather than having to remove and reprogram the microchip.
In addition to being able to reunite you and your pet more rapidly, microchipping allows easy access to your companion's vaccination records and health history. This permits any agency, shelter, or service to provide the appropriate emergency first aid to your animal rather than having your companion suffer until someone locates the information needed. Moreover, when travel or moving result in the necessity of a pet exam performed by another veterinarian, the microchip registry eliminates any prolonged wait for records requests through the mail.
Contact Us for a Pet Exam from Our Veterinarian in Abilene
At Animal Health and Medical Center, we love serving you and your companions. Give Dr. Allen Bolt and our compassionate staff here in Abilene, Texas a call today at (325) 695-7140, or take advantage of our easy-to-use online contact form to set an appointment for your next pet exam. We look forward to helping your loved one live a happy and healthy life with you.