Microchipping a Pet

Dr. Todd Prince has practiced as a veterinarian for 25 years. During that time, Dr. Todd Prince has advised pet owners on a number of important pet-health topics, including the decision to microchip a pet.

Many pet owners worry about what might happen if a pet escapes an enclosure or slips out the door of the house. For instance, the pet could get injured, or the owner might not be able to find the pet again. However, getting a pet microchipped can help prevent this problem, as people can locate the pet through the use of the microchip and its associated database.

In addition to helping reunite pet owners with their pets, microchips are easy to implant. A veterinarian can do the procedure in the office, and the pet can be awake during the procedure. It feels about the same to a pet as getting a shot, so there’s no need for general anesthesia.

The person implanting the chip will use a syringe device and needle to place the chip under the pet’s skin, often in the area of the neck or shoulder blades. Once inserted, the chip will remain in place and serve as an important locating tool, giving the pet owner additional peace of mind.

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners’ 20th Annual Symposium

Dr. Todd Prince, a member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, with more than three decades of veterinary experience, cares for patients at Springbrook Animal Care Center in Naperville, Illinois. Board certified in small animal practice, Dr. Todd Prince is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Advancing the quality of veterinarian medicine, the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) will host its 20th Annual Symposium at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel from November 12-15, 2015. The program features 27 hours of continuing education courses, covering topics such as new analgesia and anesthesia techniques, client relations, cardiac and renal procedures, and neurobiology. In addition, the ABVP will celebrate newly certified and recertified diplomates at the annual awards reception. The ticketed dinner is open to all attendees and includes a live auction to raise funds benefitting the Board’s foundation.

Registration is currently open, with fees beginning as low as $170 for veterinary students. ABVP diplomates in good standing receive a discounted rate of $375. One-day registration is also available for $225.