Microchipping is usually done at the time of spaying or neutering in younger animals. However, we can still perform this service for older animals. A permanent identification chip is implanted between the shoulder blades. This chip can be read by scanners at veterinary clinics and shelters as your pet becomes part of a national registry after they receive their microchip. This process has helped to reunite thousands of pets with their owners, and we wholeheartedly encourage it.