Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cairns Vet Clinic extends discount microchipping

Cairns Vet Clinic ran a promotion through April where we offered discount Microchip implantation when given at the time of vaccination OR desexing.  We had a great response to this promotion, and it really is easier to microchip a pet when we are already doing something else to it, so we've decided to create a permanent Microchipping discount.  Its really easy to use, as most pets will be microchipped at the time of desexing or vaccination anyway.

Why would you want to microchip your pet?

  • Its legally required for all dogs and cats which were less than 12 weeks old on 12 December 2010 (ie: born after 19 September).  Dogs and Cats born after this date must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age or before they are sold or given away.  This means if you sell, give away,  or receive a puppy or kitten it MUST be microchipped
  • Dogs and cats born BEFORE 19 September 2010 must still be microchipped before they are sold or given away.

Cairns Vet Microchip Discount Details:

Discount Microchips must be done at the time of vaccination or desexing at one of our 3 clinics

Cairns Vet Clinic, Pease St, Manunda.  Ph 4032 9999

Aeroglen Vet Surgery, Aeroglen Drive, Aeroglen.  Ph 4032 9977

Gordonvale Vet Surgery, Norman St Gordonvale.  Ph 4032 9988

Please phone for an appointment for discount microchipping and vaccination or desexing

Read more Cairns Pet News

Read more information about Desexing, Vaccination or Microchipping your pet at Cairns Vet Clinic

Read more about microchips at wikipedia: excerpt below:


Microchip implant (animal)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Microchip implant in a cat.

A microchip implant' is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of a dog, cat, horse, parrot or other animal. The chips are about the size of a large grain of rice and are based on a passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology.

The use of externally attached microchip devices such as RFID ear tags (piercings rather than implants) is another, related method commonly used for identifying farm and ranch animals other than horses. In some cases the external microchips may be readable on the same scanner as the implanted style.


Microchips have been particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute.

Animal shelters and animal control centers benefit using microchip identification products by more quickly and efficiently returning pets to their owners. When a pet can be quickly matched to its owner, the shelter avoids the expense of housing, feeding, providing medical care, and outplacing or euthanizing the pet. Microchipping is becoming standard at shelters: many require all outplaced animals to receive a microchip, and provide the service as part of the adoption package. Animal-control officers are trained and equipped to scan animals.

In addition to shelters and veterinarians, microchips are used by kennels, breeders, brokers, trainers, registries, rescue groups, humane societies, clinics, farms, stables, animal clubs and associations, researchers, and pet stores.

Several countries require a microchip when importing an animal to prove that the animal and the vaccination record match. Microchip tagging may also be required for CITES-regulated international trade in certain rare animals: for example, Asian Arowana are so tagged, in order to ensure that only captive-bred fish are imported.

Please phone for an appointment for discount microchipping and vaccination or desexing 40329999



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