A standard microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin. 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 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 some states of Australia microchipping of pets is now compulsory.
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Vet2 Pet is now stocking new MINI microchips!
This means a much smaller needle for out fury friends.
The new chips measure 8mm long and only 1.4mm wide - thats tiny!
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.
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 for advice; we can help in reuniting microchipped pets with their worried owners.
Our microchipps are registered with Central Animal Records. It is vital the the information on your pets chip is accurate and up to date. For any enquiries such as to update your details please click the link below to visit their page.
Please note that microchip registration is seperate from council registration. In Geelong pets need to be microchipped before they can be registered. More information can be found on the City of Greater Geelong 'Register My Pets' page.