Require microchips be implanted by vet or under vet supervision

Require microchips be implanted by vet or under vet supervision

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Brandi Hines started this petition to California Veterinary Board

 California does not mandate training or that a veterinarian provide the service to implant a microchip on your pet. We would never perform on a human without training?  I see many pop ups that have zero training that are performing and charging for services with zero training or certification and without a vet on duty in the event a problem arises.

We are asking that California mandate training and certification as well as have a veterinarian on premises for those wanting to implant microchips. 

“It looks like a simple-enough procedure to implant a microchip – after all, it's just like giving an injection, right? Well, yes and no. Although it looks like a simple injection, it is very important that the microchip is implanted properly. Using too much force, placing the needle too deeply, or placing it in the wrong location can not only make it difficult to detect or read the microchip in the future, but it can also cause life-threatening problems. Microchips should really be implanted under supervision by a veterinarian, because veterinarians know where the microchips should be placed, know how to place them, and know how to recognize the signs of a problem and treat one if it occurs”

https://www.avma.org/microchipping-animals-faq

 

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