Microchips can help your lost pet find its way home. The universal product that we use is the AKC microchip. The chip is injected into the scruff of your pet between the shoulder blades. This injection is no more uncomfortable than any other injection or vaccine. As an option, we offer microchipping at the time your pet is under anesthesia. After the purchase of your pet’s microchip, a one time registration fee is required. You can do this by mail or online.


Licensing your pet with the county is important and can also help the county know where your pet lives if it is lost. Another benefit is that licensed cats and dogs are held much longer at animal shelters (10 days) than unlicensed animals, which must be held for only four days before being made available for adoption or put down. Unfortunately, sometimes owners of unlicensed pets return from a vacation to find that their animal ran away from a caretaker and was either adopted or worse at a local animal shelter.

In the City of Moorpark, pet owners are required to license both their dogs AND cats with Ventura County Animal Regulation. The receptionists at Moorpark Vet are able to help you license your pet. You will need to bring a check for payment and make sure that your pet is vaccinated against rabies.

Health Certificates

Health certificates are often required by airlines when taking your pet on an airplane trip. Your pet will be examined by a doctor and if it is considered safe to travel, a special set of forms will be filled out and signed. It is important to check with your airline for specific travel requirements and timelines. Please bring the destination address to your pet’s appointment for completion of the forms.

I will never use another vet. Dr. Schwartz and the rest of the staff are so friendly, nice to my animals and didn’t stick me in the wallet on the way out! You can’t ask for anything more than that. It really is hard these days to visit a vet, or any doctor for that matter, and get a timely analysis of what’s wrong, a reasonable path to recovery, and NOT get sold a bunch of tests and shots that are just extra and unnecessary to pump up the bill. Well if you are looking for a reasonable, cost conscious, KIND AND CARING bunch….you came to the right place! Thanks so much Moorpark Vet! Kitty Boy a.k.a. Freddy Krueger is already looking better, he’ll be mouse hunting again in no time 😉

- Brian A.