A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice- it is injected under your pet’s skin and can be done during a normal consultation. The microchip shows a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In Victoria microchipping of pets is compulsory.
If a pet is ever lost, 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. You details must be kept current when moving house or changing phones.
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; we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.