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. In Victoria microchipping of pets is now compulsory.
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.
At Beach Street Veterinary clinic we register all of the microchips we implant in the clinic with Central Animal Records. If you need to update your pets details, please contact Central Animal Records on 9706 3187 or for further information contact www.car.com.au