Microchipping

Microchipping

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin, usually on their back near the shoulders. It can be done during a normal consultation. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto the NSW Companion Animal Register, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets for NSW.

For those pets who travel state lines, we recommend that they go onto a national database, such as Central Animal Records, Lost Pets Register or the Australasian Animal Register. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In NSW microchipping of dogs and cats is now compulsory, whereas for other animals it is beneficial but optional.

If you move your address or change your contact details, make sure you update your pet’s entry on the pet registry.

For NSW the link is  here.

If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner, so they can be reunited.

We are proud to be a "Chip in Centre", as well as a "Scan and Check" centre.  What this means that we endeavour to scan and check every pet when they come in to ensure that the information is up to date and current, AND, that the microchip is functioning and positioned as it is supposed to be. 

If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one inserted.  If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan so we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.

Call us on  02 42 845988.

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