Circle Veterinary Clinic provides microchipping to identify your pet. If your pet is missing or lost, this can be a sad and frightening event. Most veterinary offices and shelters are equipped with scanners to read an implanted microchip. They will then call a national registry to facilitate the return of your beloved cat or dog as soon as possible. To implement this technology, the microchip is inserted through a needle under the skin between your pet's shoulder blades and provides a specific identification number for your pet. After we implant the microchip, it is extremely important that you register the microchip according to the information we send home at the time of the microchipping. We use Datamars microchips because they are on the international standard and charge no registration or annual fees. With some pets, a mild tranquilizer or sedative may enable us to properly place the microchip with the least amount of discomfort or stress for your pet.