Microchipping is a way of permanently identifying your pet.  A microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is injected under your pet’s skin, usually between their shoulders. This can be done during a normal consultation. The code associated with the microchip is your pet's unique identification and is placed onto a national database when you register your pet. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In NSW all cats and dogs must be microchipped.

If your pet is ever lost and is handed in to a veterinary clinic or animal shelter, a microchip scanner can be used to read 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.

REMEMBER If you move address or change your contact details, make sure you update your pet’s entry on the pet registry. If you are unsure how to do this please contact one of our clinics.

If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call to make an appointment to have one inserted.