Concerned about losing your pet? Paumanok Veterinary Hospital recommends having your pet microchipped. The microchip is administered under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet much like a vaccine. Each microchip is assigned a definitive ID number; this number is registered with a national database with your personal contact information on it. If your pet is picked up by any animal control, shelter or veterinary office, it may be scanned for a microchip. If a microchip is found, your pet will be returned to your loving home. We recommend the Home Again Microchipping System to assist your pet in a safe return home if they become lost.