Eau Gallie Veterinary Hospital provides microchip implantation for dogs and cats. This system drastically increases owners chances of reuniting with lost pets.
A quick and simple procedure is all that is needed to insert the tiny device (about the size of a grain of rice) under your pet's skin. The microchip carries a unique bar code that, when scanned, will display contact information. This allows for you to be quickly notified of your pet's location in the event that you are ever separated. Many veterinary clinics, hospitals, and animal shelters nationwide utilize this system, building a giant network of information that further aids the microchip's effectiveness as a recovery device. Please feel free to call us for more information, or to schedule microchip implantation into your pet's next examination.
Here at Eau Gallie Vetrinary Hospital, we microchip our patients with the Homeagain microchip. The reason we chose to use this brand is because 1. You can update your contact information for free for the lifetime of your pet and 2. They are ISO (International Organization for Standardization) compatible, meaning they can be read by microchip readers around the globe.
Recently we have been made aware that clients have received notices from Homeagain that they must renew their membership for an annual fee. Please know that you never HAVE to renew your membership!
When the Homeagain microchip is implanted, we register your pet with the Homeagain database. This contact information is visible to any rescue/shelter/etc in case your pet is found. Once located, the finder will receive Homeagain's contact information and Homeagain will in turn send you phone calls, emails, mail messages - they will basically attempt to contact you almost everyday with every piece of contact information you have supplied. This is the basic microchip package. The microchip number will always be connected with your contact information and you may update it via phone, Homeagain website, etc. at NO COST for the lifetime of your pet.
- 24/7 Lost Pet Recovery Call Center and Pet Specialists
- Lost Pet Alerts including printable Lost Pet Posters
- 24/7 Medical Emergency hotline
- Travel Assistance for Found Pets (up to $500 travel costs reimbursed)
You receive this premium package free for the first 12 months after registering the microchip. When they say "renew your membership" this premium package trial is what they are referring to. If you decline to "renew" you just won't have access to these extra services.