Microchipping should be considered as a normal part of responsible pet ownership. Registration to a national database is included.
The microchip implant is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted by a vet, under the skin between the shoulder blades. This procedure can be done during a regular consultation or while your pet is under anaesthetic for another procedure. Our reception staff will help you to fill in all the necessary paperwork.
The benefit of having a microchip is that animal control officers and vets routinely look for microchips to return lost pets quickly to their owners. The recent Christchurch earthquakes and resulting pet loss iterated the benefits of microchipping your pet! If your pet has a chronic illness, which they are receiving lifelong medication for, this can also be recorded on the database so your pet can be treated appropriately as soon as they are found.