A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!
Young puppies and kittens can receive microchips, but even if your pet is already an adult, you should consider microchipping. Even indoor pets can get outside accidentally and get lost, so if you’re relying on other forms of identification, you could be placing your pet at risk. Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet’s return if the unthinkable happens.
He was a very quiet but knowledgeable doctor. My intuition approves just from the few seconds we met - which means I trust my pup with him! Front staff seemed nice, the only thing I was unsure about was holding my animal when they took his temp, since most places I’ve been to have only their trained staff manage the animal during routine procedures. Definitely a small space that gives a more down-home vibe; but pretty and still very classy. Amazing price for medicine and an exam. Come here and you’ll definitely save money. He also recommended products I could use at home.
They got me an appointment right away even though we weren’t regular patients in the system yet. I was so impressed by how responsive they were to get me an appointment! Very pleasant and warming experience, though. They were all super kind. Overall 10/10 :-)
Oakes Animal Hospital
11101 Roberson Road
Winter Garden FL 34787
For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:
Phone Number (407) 347-8514
Fax number (407) 208-2909
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm