Microchipping is an important safeguard

in ensuring that your pet can be reunited with you if they become lost. A microchip is an inert device that is implanted just under the skin between the shoulder blades behind the neck. If you pet becomes lost, your local council, vet or animal shelter can scan the microchip and contact you.

  • A microchip has a unique electronic number. You and your pet’s details will be link to the microchipping number on an electronic database.

  • If your contact details change, you must contact your microchip database to change these details. This can be done online.

  • At the Flemington Vet Hospital, we register your microchip details with Central Animal Records (www.car.com.au). However, there are a few microchip registries in Australia. If you are unsure registry your pet is on, please get in touch with us.

  • Microchipping is compulsory for all dogs and cats Victoria prior to being sold or given away.
  • New microchipping regulations were introduced in 2020 to promote responsible pet breeding in Victoria. To implant a new microchip, a source number must be supplied.
  • If you have a new pet that requires a microchip, you must supply us with a source number. If you are unable to obtain a source number from the seller of your pet, you can register for your own source number online.
  • To register or read more about source numbers, visit the Pet Exchange Register: https://per.animalwelfare.vic.gov.au/