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Schedule a visit for your pet’s microchipping

We know how sad it can be for an owner to have his pet disappear.

Because of this, we at MedinaVet encourage all pet owners to add a microchip to their dog or cat.

what you need to know

What is microchipping in dogs and cats?

About microchipping

Most owners realize how important it is to have a collar or label on their pet, but they can easily get lost.

If your pet then strays or is stolen, you have no reliable way to identify them.

The microchip is implanted under the skin of your pet’s neck and the unique, specific number of this microchip is linked to your contact information in the database.

Then, when the microchip is read by a device called a scanner, the number pops up on the screen.

How is the microchip placed?

The microchip is implanted under the skin using a needle and the process is very similar to vaccination.

The microchip is very small – only the size of a grain of rice – so the needle it uses is also small and laser-sharpened.

It does not need anesthesia and can be done in just a few seconds. For more pets, there is no change in the introduction after inclusion in the procedure. And complications are extremely rare.

Why chip your dog or cat

What are the benefits of microchipping?

Some advantages of microchipping are:

The microchip is a permanent form of identification

Unlike collars and address books, which can fall off, the microchip is a form of permanent identification for your dog or cat that lasts a lifetime.

A higher chance of a successful return

Pets with microchips are more likely to be returned to their owners if they escape or get lost accidentally because they are easier to identify.

A microchip for life

The microchip is designed to last as long as your pet’s life, so there is no need to replace it after a certain period of time.

Microchipping is a painless procedure

The procedure takes only a few seconds and no anesthesia is required. The chip is implanted between the shoulder blades and your dog will not feel anything.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new patients?
Yes! We look forward to meeting you and your fluffy family member soon.
Is the microchip a tracking device?
One common question we hear at MedinaVet Veterinary Clinic is whether the microchip can track your pet, such as with a GPS tracker.

Microchips do not currently have this capability. But they are still the best way to help a lost pet contact you safely!

How is a microchip implanted in an animal? Is it painful? Does it require surgery or anesthesia?

The microchip is injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. It is no more painful than a typical injection, although the needle is slightly larger than the one used for the injection.

No surgery or anesthesia required – a microchip can be implanted during a routine visit to a veterinary office.

If your pet is already under anesthesia for a procedure such as castration or sterilization, the microchip can often be implanted while still under anesthesia.

How does a wet chip help if my pet gets lost?

When an animal is found and taken to a shelter or veterinary clinic, one of the first things they do is scan the animal for a microchip.

If they find a microchip and the microchip registry has accurate information, they can quickly find the owner of the animal.

What are your working hours and where can we find you?

Our working hours are:

Monday through Friday: 09:00 am – 18:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm
Sunday: Appointment only

Our veterinary clinic and pet store are located at:

ул. „Мальовица“ №4, ж.к. Акация, в гр. Велико Търново.

You can call us at 0889 59 2299 or send us an inquiry for online telehealth consultation.

How can I contact you in case of an emergency?

For emergencies, please contact us at 0889 59 2299

We can examine your pet here, on-site, when we are in the clinic.

For current business hours, please see the above box.

MedinaVet Veterinary Clinic


Dr. Zdravko Dimitrov

Dr. Zdravko Dimitrov is the chief veterinarian at MedinaVet. He graduated from the Veterinary College in Lovech in 1989, as well as the Trakia University 10 years later.

He is known for his experience in dermatology, parasitology, and obstetrics.


Schedule a visit for your pet’s microchipping