Zionsville Country Veterinary Clinic thoroughly endorses microchipping as a safe, effective and inexpensive method to ensure that beloved pets can be reunited with the families who love them. 10 million unidentified pets get lost every year. 90% don’t return home! Compared with these statistics, over 94% of microchipped pets have been reunited with their families. All shelters and veterinary hospitals have microchip scanners which mean that microchipped pets can quickly and easily be identified if brought to a facility.
At ZCVC, we use the ISO standard microchip which is not only the industry standard in the United States, but internationally as well. So, if an international move or travel is in your pet’s future, this microchip is ideal.
A microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin with a syringe. The microchip does not give off waves; it only reflects the waves from the reader when scanned. No anesthesia is required and all your pet feels is the quick “pinch” of the needle. Then you can feel the tremendous relief of knowing that your pet has a greater chance of returning to you if the worst case scenario — separation from your pet — were to ever occur.