Microchipping your cat or dog is a simple procedure with an overwhelming benefit of your pet being returned to you quickly if they get out and are found by a person who takes them to a local veterinarian or animal shelter. Your veterinarian can place the microchip at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital. The microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, is injected under your pets’ skin between the shoulder blades. The microchip is a permanent form of identification for your pet. When the microchip is scanned, there is a unique ID code that can identify your pet’s information. Statistically 1 in 5 pets go missing every month, but there have been over 2 million microchipped pets reunited with their families. Please call us at 301-473-4111 or contact us to get your pet microchipped or for more information.