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(407) 862-6892


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Providing Veterinary care for Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, and the Greater Orlando Area.

Veterinary Services, Microchipping

Microchip Implants for Dogs and Cats

Microchips for pets are safe, easy and affordable. The low-cost Datamars microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. It is permanently implanted in your pet to ensure that it can be identified quickly. Each chip has a unique identification number that links your pet to your details once your pet is registered through the company who has made the microchip. Each year thousands of lost animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across the country. Some of these animals never make it home because they can not be identified. If your contact information changes, it is easy to update the contact information related to the chip.

In 2008 the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine decided that only licensed veterinarians are able to implant microchips in pets. Animal microchips are typically implanted just beneath the surface of the skin, between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving a vaccination through a needle. The microchip remains just beneath the skin for the rest of the animals lifetime, becoming a permanent form of identification. Microchips have no know side-effects.

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According to the American Kennel Club, pet theft is on the rise. Collars and tags can easily and accidentally be removed. Stolen or lost pets are much more likely to be recovered if they are microchipped.

When a veterinarian, shelter or humane society finds a lost or missing pet, they use a scanner to read your pet's microchip. Westmonte Animal Hospital is equipped with a universal microchip scanner and has had great pleasure in reuniting several pets with their parents. If you find a lost dog or cat we will scan them for free in hope to reunite them with their parents.
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Contact Information

  • Westmonte Animal Clinic
  • 230 S. Wymore Road
  • Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • (407) 862-6892

After Hours Emergencies

  • Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Casselberry
  • 195 Concord Drive
  • Casselberry, FL 32707
  • (407) 644-4449