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Microchipping

Microchip Identification

A microchip implant is a permanent means of identification via a barcode that can be scanned. This helps lost pets to be quickly returned to their owners if they are brought to the pound or the vets.

What is the procedure for microchipping?

Microchipping is a minor procedure similar to a regular injection, but containing a tiny implant (the size of a grain of rice). It is not a tracking device. If your pet is not currently microchipped, please organise an appointment with us. You will not be charged a consultation fee in addition to the microchip implant.

This procedure is usually already done before you purchase your puppy or kitten. It is important that a change of ownership form is filled out at the time of acquiring your pet so that the details are correct.

Is microchipping compulsory?

Microchipping is compulsory under the NSW Companion Animal Act for all dogs and cats born after July 1999. There are heavy fines for animals that present at the pound that are not microchipped and/or registered.

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What about registration with the council?

Pets need to be registered at 6 months of age with your local council. Lifetime registration of your pet is a separate procedure to microchipping. If your pet is desexed, the registration fee is lower. Desexing can also be carried out at 6 months of age. Contact your local council for registration procedure. Some councils have online registration of pets.

Should my pet still wear a collar and name tag?

We recommend that pets have a a collar and tag with your address and phone number as well as the phone number of Gordon Vet Hospital. Pet name tags can be ordered through us.

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Lihong Xing
05:00 05 Nov 18
Highly recommend Dr David, Scott, Helen, and Catherine, I've taken my cat to see all the doctors here.
Vishal Kapoor
Vishal Kapoor
01:52 04 Sep 18
Really amazing staff members. Their systems and processes are also very
Arezu A
Arezu A
03:20 15 Feb 18
Absolutely love the service here. I switched from other Vets to this Vet as the staff here are quite attentive and really care about your furry baby! I have basically seen most of the Dr's here and all of them so far have been fantastic, friendly and fun to speak with! Easy to locate and enough parking available! 5 Stars indeed!
Gerry Stevens
Gerry Stevens
11:01 14 Jul 18
Good competant vet. Did what I needed. Staff friendly. Cat's well.
Jeremy Tarbox
Jeremy Tarbox
22:55 10 Sep 18
We found a stray, agitated dog in front of our house last night. We phoned but got no help from the Council ranger who gave two options: tie him up in front yard overnight or "let him loose, he'll find his own way home" :( So we phoned Gordon Vet: they stayed open a few minutes so we could run him up and he could have a bed and dinner. Thank you Gordon Vet Hospital, hope he gets home soon!!! :)
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