Microchips are a permanent, unique, tamper-proof method of helping you locate a lost pet.
Thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Microchip your pet today!
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.
Microchipping by Florence Animal Hospital
Your First Visit?
The first visit will allow us to get to know each other better.

You can ask our veterinarians any questions you may have about your pet!
Skin Care by Florence Animal Hospital
During your pet's first visit, your veterinarian will do a head-to-tail exam and check your pets overall health.
We will work with your pets’ unique needs to make the visit an enjoyable time at Florence Animal Hospital.
Schedule Appointment Call (843) 407-3747
We're looking forward to seeing you and your pet soon. If your visiting our clinic for the first time you can check-out our First Time Visitors Page.
What’s a Microchip?
The pet microchipping procedure is relatively quick and easy
Microchips are about 12mm in length, or similar in size to a grain of rice.

The pet microchipping procedure is relatively quick and easy; your florence animal hospital veterinarian only has to inject it under your cat’s skin right between their shoulder blades, and they’re all set.

The next key step is to register the chip’s unique ID number with your contact information into the National Pet Recovery Database.  This ensures that your pet can be traced back to you via their ID number.

The microchip has no internal power source.  Instead, in order to read the chip, it needs to be scanned with a handheld scanning device that transmits radio waves to the chip.  This gives the chip just enough power to transmit its ID number back to the scanner, which displays the number on its screen.

Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information.

If your wandering dog or cat should end up at other 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!

If you and your pet move and change locations later on, be sure to update your contact information in the database.
Microchips are Safe & Reliable
Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return.

Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged.

A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return home safely.
Other In-House Services
Okay' stick your tongue out! ~ By Dr. Kenzo Tochiki
Okay' stick your tongue out!
As humans, when we are sick, we have the ability to go to the doctor, to explain what’s wrong and to receive the appropriate treatment for our eyes.

When our animals become ill, or have suffered an injury, however, it’s much more challenging to figure out what’s wrong with your pets eyes.

Because pets can’t speak, they can’t tell us what’s bothering them, where it hurts or what their symptoms are.
Our in-house Diagnostics and Laboratory Services allows our doctors to get the results they need, exactly when those results are needed.

In many cases, we can have answers for you before you and your pet even leave our Florence office.
Diagnostic Testing at Florence Animal Hospital
Blood work screening is important.
Diagnostic Screening & Testing
Every pet needs regular checks to be sure their health is as good as it can be.

Early detection of disease, many pets don’t exhibit signs or show symptoms.

Visit our Pet Diagnostic page.
Diagnostic Screening, X-rays & Testing
Digital X-Rays
With digital X-rays, we can produce images of your pet's bones and internal organs. Learn More
Internal Medicine
Other Medical Disorders
We Diagnose and Treat
Learn more about the Pet Disorders that Florence Animal Hospital treats.
Florence Animal Hospital
2520 Melon St. Florence, SC 29501
Florence Animal Hospital
The right Veterinary for you
(843) 407-3747
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Florence Animal Hospital
2520 Melon St.
Florence, SC 29501

(843) 407-3747
Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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