A 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. Microchipping is now compulsory in Victoria.
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.

Prior to microchipping, you will need to get a source number from the Pet Exchange Register
Our vets cannot legally microchip a pet without this source number. You only need to register once, even if you have multiple pets requiring microchipping.

If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call on 9744 3611 to make an appointment to have one inserted.  All of our veterinarians are authorised microchip implanters.