Low-cost microchip for cats and dogs
A microchip is the best way to ensure that your pet is returned to you if they are separated from your family. It contains all of your pets records, including vaccinations and home address. If your pet is lost and gets picked up by the city, it can be scanned and all their information will come up so they can be returned home quickly.
The HEART (Humane and Ethical Animal Rules and Treatment) ordinance requires that your pet be microchipped. Starting August 26, 2013, all pets in Bernalillo County require that your pet be microchipped.
Microchipping in Albuquerque is both a good idea and required for all cats and dogs. Vetco veterinary clinic wants to make this process as quick, easy and cost effective as possible, which is why we offer microchipping during our daily no-appointment walk-in shot clinic.
The benefits of a microchip are:
- If your pet is lost a microchip will help provide information to reunite a pet with their owner.
- The microchip will also provide records on if your pet is up to date on their vaccinations.
Microchipping is done at the time of licensing. Once you have your microchip implanted, you never need to worry about it again. The chip is associated with your pet license, so if you ever move your address will be updated once you update your license.
If you have a puppy or kitten and it is over 3 months old, it needs to be licensed and microchipped.
Read our FAQ about pet licenses to learn more about what you need to do to get your pet licensed.
Make sure you check our promotions page for any coupons on microchips!