Adelaide Plains Veterinary Surgery
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Microchipping

We are always sad to hear of families who have lost beloved pets. That’s why we want to ensure ALL pets are microchipped. We also recommend you have an ID tag attached to your pet’s collar, as this can speed up the lost and found process.
Microchipping is a very safe procedure involving the insertion of a chip, approximately the size of a grain of rice, into the back of their neck. With a special scanner, we can identify a pet that has been brought into the clinic, and it can be rapidly reunited with its owner.

New rules and laws will come into effect in South Australia in July 2018, meaning all dogs and cats must to be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale. This includes ALL dogs and cats that are older than 12 weeks as of 1 July 2018.

Vets may grant exemptions in special cases. For more information, please visit www.dogandcatboard.com.au

Making sure microchip details are up to date

Microchip details are no good if the phone number is disconnected or you’ve moved house! So each time you change your contact details, make sure you update them on the microchip register.

If you know your pet’s microchip number, click here to find out which register their details are on, or visit us today so we can scan your pet’s microchip and point you in the right direction.

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