Veterinary Services at Bannister Veterinary Clinic (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

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  • $17 for comprehensive physical exam for dog or cat ($34 value)
  • $30 for $75 worth of veterinary services
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Pet Microchipping: Tiny Nametags

One brief procedure for your pet can give you peace of mind for a lifetime: microchipping. To learn how it works, read on.

Pet microchips are called micro for a good reason: each is about the size of a single grain of rice, allowing them to be injected via hypodermic needle. Inside the tiny glass capsule—which stays where it's inserted between the pet's shoulder blades for life, sometimes aided by a polymer coating that helps connective tissue latch on—there lie the components of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) system. A silicon chip is encoded with a unique serial number belonging to the pet; registering with the company that provided the chip links information about the pet's owners and favorite snacks to that number in the database.

The chip is also equipped with a radio antenna. When a microchip scanner sends out radio waves, they're intercepted by the chip and then reflected back to the reader in altered form; the discrepancy between the signal the reader sends out and what it gets back conveys the chip's serial number. Because the chip uses the radio energy sent by the scanner, it doesn't need a battery or other power source of its own, thankfully for owners of solid-state pets. When staff at a shelter or animal clinic scan a stray cat or dog, they'll be able to contact the registration agency and get the necessary info to reunite it with its owner in a flash.

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    Raytown

    8201 E. 87th Street

    Raytown, Missouri 64138

    816-765-7979

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In a Nutshell

Passionate, experienced veterinarians offering extensive grooming, diagnostic services, surgery, anesthesia, dentistry, and more

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Promotional value must be used in 1 visit. Services must be used by same person. Limit 1 per pet. Not valid with any other promotions. Veterinary services not valid for food, prescription medication, or heartworm/flea/tick prevention. Must sign waiver. New clients only or those who have not used services in the last 6 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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