What is a Microchip?


Pets bring us joy, keep us company, give us confort. When they go missing, a part of us is lost, too.

Sadly, millions of pets are separated from their owners each year. While some make it back home, many of those without any form od ID do not.


Fortunately,Veterinary Associates of South Florida and Spay and Neuter Foundation provides an affordable, effective way to stay connected for the life of your pet; Microchip Implantation.


The microchip implanatation is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification to immediately identify lost pets and quickly reunite them with their owners. The microchip is injected under your pet's skin over the shoulders. Each chip contains a unique barcode (much like those seen on products in stores). The chip is gentle to the tissues, and does not cause a reaction to the body. When a scanner is passed over the pet, the bar code is read. The Pet Recovery Network will supply information on the pet with that barcode, and this service is available nationwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The owner is responsible for keeping information current with the Pet Recovery Network. All veterinary hospitals, shelters, and rescue groups have scanners.