AAHA announces new microchip lookup tool

Posted 3 April 2012

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has developed the Universal Microchip Lookup Tool (UMLT) in partnership with microchipping companies. The UMLT provides an easy way for pet owners, veterinary clinics, and animal care and control agencies to enter a microchip number and then view search results of which microchip registry the chip has been enrolled in. If a pet has been enrolled in multiple registries, the registry with the most recently updated data will appear at the top of the search results. This tool takes the guesswork out of contacting the appropriate registry, and thus can help speed the reuniting of a lost pet with its family.

AAHA has prepared a brief FAQ about the tool, found at http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/FAQs.htm. At the bottom of the page, there are instructions on how to place the icon on a website and link it to the lookup tool. Veterinary associations are urged to place the icon on their websites and make their members aware of the tool so they can also place the link on their websites. 

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