A sturdy collar and identification tags are not always enough, that is why the veterinarians at Hopmeadow Animal Hospital recommend that your pet be implanted with a microchip. The microchip, which is the size of a grain of wheat, is implanted under the skin using the same technique as giving a vaccine injection. Microchips can be implanted in an office call appointment or when your pet is spayed or neutered.
We use the HomeAgain® microchip and you will be provided with paperwork to register your pet. It is important that after your pet receives the microchip to call 1-888-HOMEAGAIN (1-888-466-3242), go on line to HomeAgain® ,or mail in the registration form provided. This step is important so your phone numbers and contact information will link up to your pets' microchip number. HomeAgain® also provides 24 hour veterinary advise, which is especially helpful with poison control questions.
Some pets are microchipped prior to their adoption. Again it is importatnt that you register your new pet and your contact information. If you are unsure what microchip was used contact the adoption agency or we will be happy to scan the microchip for you.