The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet in Westchester County, NY

Do you travel with your bird or other exotic pet? Do you take him or her outside?
If so, the Veterinary Center would recommend microchipping your pet. At the Veterinary, we offer microchipping for most exotic pets.

the importance of microchipping your pet in westchester county, NY

A microchip is a tiny computer chip with an identification number programmed into it, and the chip is enclosed within an inert material that is safe for your pet. When we microchip your pet, their chip is connected to an identification number that is registered online. If your pet is lost and ends up at an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, staff can use a microchip reader, universally available at nearly all animal shelters and veterinary hospitals.

This allows other veterinary hospitals and animal shelters to search your pet’s identification number which connects them to your primary veterinarian.

For more information, you can visit our website regarding further importance regarding microchipping your pet if you are traveling, moving, or spending time with your animal outdoors here. (

At the Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics, we always recommend that you contact us if you feel your pet is having an emergency. By being available 24/7/365 for phone consultations, our staff can help you decide whether your pet needs to be examined immediately by a doctor or if it’s okay for you to make a scheduled appointment.  Never try to self-treat your pet at home or “Google” treatment. Doing so may cause more harm than good for your pet. If you think your pet is having an emergency, keep them in a safe, quiet environment to prevent any further stress, and call us right away.

Schedule an appointment today to get your pet microchipped!

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