Microchipping provides permanent, lifelong identification of your pet. This involves implantation of a very small computer chip usually under the skin of the neck. The microchip is about the same size as a rice grain and is inserted through a needle. At Inner South Veterinary Centre the microchip number is registered with the Australasian Animal Registry which can facilitate the prompt return of your pet if it becomes lost. As standard practice all lost animals that are handed in to us are scanned for a microchip and a search is carried out on the Australian databases for the owner.
Microchipping is compulsory for all dogs and cats in the ACT. We also microchip birds, rabbits and other exotic creatures.
For more information, look up the Microchipping Page.