Microchipping your dog or cat ensures that your pets can be returned home if they are lost.
A small microchip is injected into the loose skin on the back of your pet's neck. Each microchip has a unique number that can be read by a microchip scanner and your contact details are linked to that number through a microchip registry.
When a pet is brought into a vet clinic or animal shelter, the microchip can be scanned and the owner’s details retrieved from the microchip registry.
Each microchip lasts the life of the pet. There is a one-off fee for inserting it and for recording your details at the microchip registry.
Central Animal Records is Mont Albert Vet's recommended microchip registry. We can get online access to owner records within seconds of scanning a microchip.
All new puppies and kittens in Victoria are required to be microchipped before registration with local Councils. Puppies or kittens should be registered with your local Council by 3 months of age. The City of Whitehorse offers free registration for microchipped and desexed puppies and kittens under 3 months of age.
If your pet is not microchipped please give us a call at Mont Albert Vet on 9890 1728 to make an appointment to have a microchip inserted.
If you find a lost pet please call us to arrange a scan. We can reunite microchipped pets with their worried owners.