The chips are about
the size of a small grain of rice and are implanted beneath the
skin by a veterinarian.
Each chip contains a unique number that is linked to the owner's
contact details on a nationally integrated registry, to which only
authorized people have access. When a lost animal is found, it is
a routine procedure to check to see if a microchip is present, and
if so, the chip number is used to access the client's details so
the animal can be reunited with their owner.
When you come into the clinic to have your pet micro-chipped,
we'll ask you for a second contact name and telephone number, in
case your pet is lost while you are away from home.