Southside Animal Hospital encourages microchipping of all of our patients as a safe and permanent means of identifying your animal. Microchips are implanted under the skin and emit a radiosignal with a unique identifier. Registration of your pet’s microchip number with your personal contact information ensures timely contact and retrieval in the event that your pet becomes lost. Microchip identification is also a requirement prior to travel to many foreign countries and Hawaii. Southside Animal Hospital uses microchip products that do not require yearly registration fees.