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Countryside Veterinary Clinic believes every pet should be microchipped for their protection and your peace of mind.
Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure. We simply inject a microchip for pets, about the size of a grain of rice (12mm), beneath the surface of your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine vaccination, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
A microchip is permanent pet ID. The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet's shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchip's unique cat or dog ID code and positively identify the pet.
If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, the microchip can be scanned to read its unique dog or cat ID code. This is the number used by the microchip manufacturer to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.
To learn more about microchips, visit HomeAgain at
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2600 West Galena Boulevard, Aurora
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I have always been very happy with the service and treatment we have received at Countryside. This weekend was a little disappointing, but they totally made up for it today when a vet tech came TO MY HOUSE on her way home to give my cat her medicine when they didn't have it in stock this past weekend and I couldn't bring her in myself.