North Fork Veterinary Hospital

We care about your Animal Friends


All pets should wear collar tags imprinted with their name and the phone number of their pet parent, but only a microchip provides permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed, or become impossible to read. We offer microchipping so if your pet becomes lost, they stand the best chance of being found.  Scanning a found pet and scanning all new patients is free.

Having a microchip implanted doesn’t require anesthetic. The simple procedure is performed similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot. The microchip comes preloaded in a sterile applicator and is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. The process takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination.

The technology is RFID (Radio Frequency Identification).  This advanced tech does not require a power source like a GPS. When a microchip scanner is passed over the pet, the chip gets enough power from the scanner to transmit the microchip’s ID number. Since there’s no battery and no moving parts, there’s nothing to keep charged, wear out, or replace. The microchip will last your pet’s lifetime.