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Microchipping

A simple process that takes just seconds

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Losing your beloved pet is likely one of your biggest fears.

Unfortunately, pets get separated from their owners more often than many of us would like to believe. It only takes seconds for a cat to dart out the front door or for a dog to escape from their yard. And even well-trained pets may run off if they are frightened by storms, fireworks, or even unexpected guests. Having your pet microchipped is one of the best things you can do to protect them in case this tragedy ever strikes your home. At St. Pete Veterinary Hospital, we provide pet microchipping in St. Petersburg and recommend this simple and potentially lifesaving procedure for nearly all of our patients.
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How Microchipping Works

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Having your pet microchipped is simple and takes just seconds. Each microchip is roughly the same size as a grain of uncooked rice and is injected beneath the skin using a syringe. Because the procedure is not surgical, there is no need for any type of anesthesia. The sensation is similar to receiving a vaccination, and there is no need for any downtime or aftercare. Pets can immediately resume their normal activities after being chipped.

Microchips do not have GPS tracking capabilities, nor do they contain any personal information. Instead, every chip has a unique identification number that is linked to an online account. When you bring your pet to us for microchipping, we will help you set up this account and let you know how to update your contact information if you ever move, get a new phone number, etc.

If your pet ever wanders off and is brought into an animal hospital or shelter, an employee will scan them for a microchip. When a chip is detected, the scanner displays its identification number, which is then used to look up your contact information. As long as the information is correct and up-to-date, you will be reunited with your furry family member.

Microchipping in
St. Petersburg

Microchipping is safe, and it drastically increases the odds of being reunited with your pet if they ever get lost. To request additional information or schedule an appointment, give us a call today!
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Keeping Pets Healthy

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St. Pete Veterinary Hospital offers pet microchipping in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, St. Pete Beach, Tierra Verde, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, Indian Shores, and the surrounding communities.
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We provide a complete range of veterinary services for dogs, cats, and rabbits.
We provide a complete range of veterinary services for dogs, cats, and rabbits.

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Saturday: 8am – 12pm
Sunday: Closed

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