Portland Veterinary Service


Pet microchipping is a quick, virtually painless operation that doesn’t require any anesthesia and only lasts a few minutes.

Pet Microchipping


A microchip can significantly improve the chances that a lost pet will return home. The staff at Portland Veterinary Service highly recommends this straightforward and speedy operation.

Between the dog’s or cat’s shoulder blades, a tiny microchip is inserted (other animals, including horses, ferrets, and most mammals, can also be microchipped). A scanner can read the microchip’s identifying number. To identify the animal’s owner, a vet clinic or animal shelter can scan the animal’s chip.

When your pet is microchipped, your veterinarian will request your most recent contact information, which will be entered into a national database.