How is a microchip implanted?
Each microchip contains an identification code unique to your pet
This tiny chip is implanted under your pet’s skin, which can be done during a normal consultation. When scanned, the unique code is displayed, so the vet or animal shelter can then refer to the relevant registry for information to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner. They may also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. Microchipping your pet is compulsory in all states of Australia. Even though not mandatory in the Northern Territory, it is highly recommended to microchip your pet, especially in lieu of heavy winds and storms.
If your pet is not yet microchipped, please contact your local Greystanes Vet Clinic and make an appointment to have one placed. If you find a lost pet, contact us to arrange a scan so we can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.