A microchip is an integrated circuit housed in an inert glass casing, approximately the size of a grain of rice. It uses passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology and carries a unique number that is then linked to the details of your pet in a nationwide database. It is the most reliable means of identifying a pet, should he/she be lost, allowing the owner to be rapidly traced and contacted. It is important to ensure your details in the database are always kept up to date.
In Australia, it is now a legal requirement for pets to be microchipped and registered with your relevant council. Microchipping is performed each day at the clinic. Please call us for an appointment for the procedure, and to complete the relevant paperwork to be submitted with each microchip application form. We also advise that you have contact details for an alternate person ready to add to the form.