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Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

Primary Location
667 Harris Road
Ferndale, NY 12734
Phone: 845-292-6711

Office Hours

DayHours By Appointment
Monday7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed
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Pet Microchipping at Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

At the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, our Ferndale veterinarian is happy to offer microchipping procedures as one of our many services. This quick procedure involves placing a tiny microchip underneath the surface of your pet's skin. This chip is embedded and programed with a unique ID number, which can be linked to your personal contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc.). If your pet goes missing and is found without a collar or other identifying information, a microchip scanner can be used to retrieve your contact information and reunite you with your pet.

Benefits of Having Your Pet Microchipped

Having your pet microchipped drastically increases your chances of being reunited with your pet in the event that he or she goes missing. In fact, the reunion rate for dogs without microchips is just 22%, compared with more than 52% among microchipped dogs. Even higher reunion rates have been reported with cats who have been microchipped. Unlike a collar and tags, which can easily come off your pet when he or she goes missing, a microchip is embedded underneath your pet's skin and thus will not become lost. Having your pet microchipped is a quick and easy process at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, and doing so can give you added peace of mind.

What to Expect From the Microchipping Procedure

When you bring your pet in for a microchipping procedure with our vet, the entire process will take just a few moments. We use a special tool to insert and embed the tiny chip underneath your pet's skin. The chip is typically placed in between a pet's shoulder blades. During the placement, your pet may feel a quick stinging sensation (similar to when he or she receives a vaccine), but the embedding of the chip should not hurt. Side effects are typically not an issue with microchipping at all, though some pets with sensitive skin may experience a small amount of swelling around the site that should subside within a day or so.

After you have your pet microchipped, it is important that you follow through with the registration of the chip. The registration process is essentially what "activates" your pet's chip and puts all of your contact information into the system. You can register your chip by contacting the microchip company directly; be sure to also update your registration with them any time your contact information changes.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Ferndale Veterinarian

Ready to book your cat or dog microchipping appointment with our Ferndale veterinarian? If so, give the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County a call today; you can reach our office by calling (845) 292-6711.

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Testimonial

Dr. Barbara Bodolosky is a very talented and professional veterinarian and we chose her to be our vet for our new rescue pup, Sweetie. We are lifelong residents of Sullivan County and have had many vets treating our pets over the years. We picked Dr. B because we had read many glowing and thankful reviews on various websites and noted that her practice is listed as #2 in the Top Ten Vets in Sullivan County. We were instantly drawn to her warm, calm, caring and practice approach to animal care which is also evident in her interaction with us on each visit. Dr. B is willing to spend lots of time with us as we learn about our newest companion and discuss the best care and training for our wonderful, Sweetie – no question is too small. She has been practicing in Sullivan County since 2001 and caring for animals since 1993 after leaving the military. {Note: Recently friends of ours needed to have a very large fishhook removed from their toy Yorkie’s stomach and they report that Dr. B provided instant help and was a skillful surgeon – all went well. Another friend of ours told us that several groomers had tried and failed to clip her Shih Tzu’s nails due to his crazed behavior and his painfully long nails were now impacting his gait – Dr. B and her team accomplished this taking 45 slow and gentle minutes and only charging $16} All of her office staff are friendly and always helpful – happy to meet and greet your pets too. It should also be noted that the practice is bright and clean and modern – even the grounds are kept immaculately and are free of any “messes”! Animal Hospital of Sullivan County is open most days until 5 or 6 pm and offers on-call emergency services 7 days a week from 7:30am to 9pm. They also board pets and maintain the only local crematorium if such services are ever needed. (Dr. B had been most kind and beyond supportive when we were faced with the illness and eventual loss of our beloved dog after 18 years of being a most important member of our family.) We cannot recommend Dr. B more highly and we thank her for her service and care.

- Mrs. H

Office Hours

DayHours By Appointment
Monday7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed

*Our on-call emergency hours are available seven days a week from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

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