Lake Olympia Animal Hospital | Medical Services - MicrochipMicrochips are a permanent form of identification.  A small chip the size of a grain of rice is implanted under your pet’s skin in the same manner as giving an injection.  The chip contains information about you and your pet and can be read using a special scanner.

After we implant the microchip, you will be given the paperwork to send in that will register all of your contact information into the national database.  When a stray or lost pet comes into a veterinary hospital or shelter, they are scanned with special scanners to look for a microchip.  Collars and tags can fall off or be removed, but a microchip is a permanent means of identification and becomes your best chance to reunite you and your pet should he become lost.

Key Benefits:

  • Datamars Microchip
    • Each microchip contains an individual, preprogrammed code that is permanent, unique, and cannot be altered.
    • The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted into a pet using a single-use syringe.
    • The microchip is unbreakable, does not require a battery, and is engineered to last a pet’s lifetime.
    • A Datamars microchip can be read by any ISO-compliant scanning device worldwide.
  • Datamars Scanner
    • The Datamars pet identification system offers a sophisticated scanner available for U.S. shelters and veterinarians that can recognize all brands of tested microchips currently sold in the U.S.
  • PetLink™ Pet Registration Database
    • Datamars is supported by a no-cost pet registration database in the U.S. that allows for a true, no-cost registration and lifetime updates.
    • PetLink™ provides 24/7 customer support, including contact numbers for non-Datamars microchip manufacturers and protection for pets regardless of their country of origin. To learn more, visit