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1662 Dandenong Rd
Oakleigh East, VIC 3166

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Microchipping

Microchipping is an important practice to help identify animals and help to reunite them with their owners if they ever go missing. The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the skin of your pet over the shoulder blades. A microchip contains a unique identification number which is permanently implanted in your pet. The unique number is linked to your details on a national registry.

Microchips need to be implanted by a registered implanter such as a veterinarian. All of the vets at Monash Vet Clinic are qualified to implant a microchip in your animal. Microchips are a fast and simple injection which can be done whilst your pet is awake. Please contact us at the clinic if you wish to make an appointment to have your pet microchipped

From the 1st of May 2007, microchipping was made compulsory in Victoria. Local councils and municipalities will not allow pet registration unless your animal has been microchipped

It is important to make sure that your details are updated, so if you move or change phone numbers, please contact the registry that has your pets microchip registered at. This way you can always rest assured that your pet can be re-united with you if it ever went missing and was picked up by a vet clinic or shelter.

You should check that your pup is microchipped with the breeder or person selling the puppy. This is a requirement by law. If not, we recommend having your young pup microchipped soon after you acquire them. It is quite common for young puppies to escape and wander.