Microchips are very small implants (about the size of a grain of rice) that can be injected under a pet’s skin, over the shoulder area.  The chips can be scanned with a microchip reader, and the pet’s ownership information can then be looked up in a registry database. The fee for microchipping is $45, which includes the lifetime registration fee.  The chips can be implanted at any time, when the pet is awake or sedated for another procedure. Visit Veterinary Partner for a more information on microchipping.