Client Services

Lost Pet IDMicrochipping for Your Pet's Safety

A lost pet is a frightening situation with often devastating consequences. This is why the team at North Shore Veterinary Clinic considers HomeAgain microchip pet IDs a fundamental way to protect your pet and an important part of responsible pet ownership.

The HomeAgain microchip registers your pet with a unique identification number, which is filed in a database with your contact information. The contact information can be updated any time, and it is important to remember to do so whenever your information changes. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned by animal control officers, at shelters and at veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and in many foreign countries.

HomeAgain membership offers additional benefits such as proactive pet recovery and free access to ASPCA Poison Control. HomeAgain also comes with a number of services useful to pet owners, such as the National Pet Recovery Database, Lost Pet Specialists, Rapid Lost Pet Alerts, Lost Pet Medical Insurance, Travel Assistance for Found Pets, and more.

This safe, reliable and permanent pet identification takes less than 10 seconds to implant and can save you and your pet days, weeks or more of fear and anguish.

We also recommend an ID tag with your telephone number. If someone finds your pet, they can immediately call you.

Your Veterinary Pharmacy

Our commitment to your pet's health is also reflected in our fully stocked in-house pharmacy. When it comes to prescription medications, accurate dosage and administration is of the utmost importance. As your pet's prescribing veterinarian, you can trust that when you fill prescriptions at our pharmacy your pet will receive the right medication, at the right dose, in the right form as quickly as possible.

We will also provide you detailed instructions on the medication's use, discuss any side effects or interactions and even give your pet the first dose if possible. You can feel confident all the medications we dispense were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under the right conditions.

Ensuring you have convenient, timely access to competitively priced medications and other pet care products is an important aspect of our veterinary practice. Refills are easy, too. Simply give us a call at (847) 966-3080 or request a refill online.

End-of-Life Planning

For many pet owners, even thinking about their pet's final days is difficult and emotional. However, we encourage you to talk with Dr. Johnson and our veterinary team about these issues before they become urgent. Find out about your options, including cremation, make some key decisions ahead of time and ask us to add this information to your pet's record. Taking the time to plan, as challenging as it may be, will lessen the pain and stress for you and your pet. In the days, weeks, or months leading up to your pet's final day, you can rely on Dr. Johnson to provide you with the support and information you need to make informed choices each step of the way.

All of us at North Shore Veterinary Clinic will do our best to help you prepare for these important issues with the compassion and sensitivity they require.

Travel with petsHealth Certificates for Your Pet

North Shore Veterinary Clinic is happy to provide Interstate and International health certificates needed for traveling with your pet.

For international travel, we ask that you investigate your destination's requirements prior to your appointment. To know what is required, we recommend contacting the destination country's consulate or embassy. We cannot assume responsibility for ensuring all the requirements are met for your situation and cannot be held responsible for quarantine, denial of entry, or costs incurred due to unfulfilled requirements for your pet.

International Health Certificates are issued by USDA-accredited veterinarians only and must be endorsed by the state's USDA Veterinary Services office. Along with an international health certificate, there may be additional requirements for traveling abroad. Please familiarize yourself with all pet travel requirements specific to your destination.

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