Aerowood Animal Hospital

2975 156th Avenue Se
Bellevue, WA 98007





Microchip Services



Our doctors and staff have reunited dozens of lost pets with their owners over the years, aided only by their microchip number. Because we have seen the benefits of microchips first-hand, we recommend one for each of  our dog and cat patients. Our hospital's microchip services include: 


  • The Avid (125 KHz ) or ResQ (134.2KHz ) microchip for dogs and cats
  • National pet registration
  • Microchip placement during a brief visit (like a vaccine) or during any anesthetic procedure
  • Microchip scanning of found pets



What is a microchip and how does it work? 


The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is coded with a unique, unalterable ID number. The veterinarian will insert the microchip under your pet's skin, between the shoulder blades, in much the same way a vaccine is administered. Once the microchip is inserted, we will enroll your pet's ID number along with your contact information in the microchip registry, which is open 24/7. If your lost pet is taken to a shelter or animal hospital, the staff will use a special hand-held scanner to find your pet's unique microchip ID number. They will then call the registry to match the ID number with your contact information. You will then be contacted so that you can make arrangements to bring your pet home.