When a pet goes missing, ID tags are never a sure bet. Collars can fall or tear off, leaving your pet without an ID tag, and would-be thieves can simply remove identifying accessories. Missing pet signs and online posts are another important way to search for missing pets, but again, these methods can only reach so many eyes. What happens if your pet goes missing on vacation, or gets transported to a place where no one knows to look? No pet owner wants to imagine this scenario, but nearly a third of all pets will get lost at some point, and your pets deserve a disaster prevention plan that will last forever.

Fortunately, microchipping is far more accurate and permanent than any other identification method for pets. At Animal Health Center, we rely on modern medical technology to prevent illnesses and treat our patients, so it's no surprise that we rely on this technology to spare families from unnecessary pain.

Microchips are small computer chips that are the size of a grain of rice that is inserted under your pet’s skin, between the shoulder blades. Microchips carry a unique ID number to identify you pet. Microchips are NOT tracking devices. When a microchip scanner is passed over the pet, the microchip transmits the microchips ID number. We recommend that all pets receive a microchip to increase the chances that your pet is returned to you in case they are ever lost or stolen. Although putting a collar with and ID tag with contact information on your pet is also important, microchipping is permanent.

At our clinic we use HomeAgain microchips, so we have provided the link so you can have more information about their microchips and what they entail.


*If your pet has already received a microchip elsewhere, please let us know so we can put that information into our computer system and your pet can have a complete profile.


Animal Health Center of Rolla

1854 Highway 72 East

Rolla, MO 65401

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Phone: 573-364-7100 Fax: 573-341-8357 Email Us: ahc@fidmail.com

Phone/Business Hours: M-F: 8 AM - 5 PM Lobby Hours:

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed