Microchipping is regarded as one of the best things that you can do for your pet, as it enables permanent identification and is now necessary for all new dog and cat registrations with the local council. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and in implanted between the shoulder blades just under the skin.
Microchipping can be performed awake during a consultation, or when your pet is undergoing surgery.
Many other species can be chipped – both of Anna & Murray’s rabbits were chipped and we have had a stray ferret returned to its family because it was chipped!
It is important to ensure that your contact details registered against the microchip are kept up to date at all times. Check your details are current at Pet address. All pets that have been microchipped at the Middle Brighton Veterinary Centre have their information registered with Central Animal Records – an Australia wide database. You can contact them on www.car.com.au
Should you come across a stray animal and are able to bring it into the clinic, we are able to scan the pet and, if a chip is present, reunite it with its owner.