Shelburne Veterinary Hospital



Microchips are permanent forms of identification guaranteed to last a lifetime, and they’re statistically the best option out there to ensure that, if your pet ever gets lost or runs away, they’ll be returned to you, safe and sound.

Did you know, for instance, that a microchipped dog is twice as likely to be reunited with his owner than a dog that hasn’t been chipped? For cats, that figure jumps to twenty times more likely.

These tiny chips get inserted between your pet’s shoulder blades, after which shelters, rescues, and clinics can scan your pet and, thanks to the contact information stored on the device, reunite you quickly and safely. The procedure itself is virtually painless, and, unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off or get lost. Considering that only 17% of lost dogs and 2% of runaway cats make it back to their owners, microchipping your pet is a smart precautionary measure.

If your pet has yet to be chipped, give us a call at 802-985-2525 to request an appointment today!