Microchipping

Pet owners now have access to the NSW Pet Registry website to update your contact details linked to your microchip, report when your pet is missing, transfer ownership and pay your registration fees.

At what age must I microchip my pet?

In NSW, all cats and dogs must be microchipped by the age of 12 weeks or before they are sold or rehomed. Therefore, your new pet should already be listed on the NSW Pet Registry with a microchip number under the previous owner or breeder’s name. When you collect your pet, the breeder or previous owner should transfer the pet to you on the registry by adding your telephone number or email address to the pet’s microchip number.

How do my details get linked to the microchip?

Every microchip carries a unique ID number, which is linked to your contact details. When your pet is microchipped at the vet we will submit your details along with the unique ID to the NSW pet registry website. You can then log into the NSW Pet Registry website, create a profile and claim your pet by entering in their microchip details or your phone number.

How do I update my new/current pet’s microchip details?

If you have just adopted a new pet and they are already micro-chipped it is up to you to ensure that you have the contact details linked to the microchip changed as soon as possible. Otherwise if your pet goes missing the contact details will remain as the previous owner, making it more difficult to contact you. If you have not already claimed your pet on the Pet registry website, you will need to do this first.

To update your details simply access your profile on the NSW Pet Registry to change your details.

Why do we recommend a microchip?

Microchips ensure rangers, veterinarians and shelters can easily and quickly identify pets with a microchip scanner and have them reunited with their owners. We still recommended that your place a collar with a tag on your pet for those people who find your pet and do not have access to a microchip scanner.

What if my pet is stolen?

The microchip is permanent identification and unless you change the details they will always remain the same. So if your pet is stolen the microchip is only way to prove ownership.

How is a microchip implanted?

Implanting a microchip is a procedure performed during your veterinary consultation. It is a quick procedure where a chip the size of a rice grain is inserted underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades.

What happens if my pet goes missing?

If you have lost your pet contact your local council and any surrounding veterinarians in the area. If they are microchipped they will be scanned and your will be contacted immediately provided your contact details are up to date.

I just adopted an older pet and they are not micro-chipped, do I need to have them microchipped?

Take your pet to your local vet if it is not microchipped. They’ll microchip your pet and add its number to the NSW Pet Registry. You can then log in to the registry, make a profile and ‘claim’ your pet in the database by searching for the microchip number and your contact telephone number or email address.

Breeders (Anyone that owns a cat or dog that has a litter)

What if I have a litter of puppies/kittens needing to be micro-chipped?

We recommend that you have already created a breeder profile on the Pet Registry website before visiting us with your litter of puppies/kittens. This enables us to easily add in the microchip details at the appointment time.

All breeders will have a Breeder ID number, which they can use to quickly add multiple animals to the registry when they are microchipped.

Registration

Breeders can choose to pay registration fees before an animal is sold or defer payment to the new owner. Breeders who are members of a Recognised Breeder Body can still claim discounted registration for animals kept for breeding purposes by paying the registration fee at their council; this discounted fee is not yet available online.

Other services

Latest News

Regular Care

Annual physical examinations ensure your pet's health, wellbeing, behaviour and diet are all in order. Microchipping, vaccinations, fleas, ticks and worming treatments and dentistry are all part of this.

NEW BRAVECTO FOR CATS!

NEW BRAVECTO TWIST'N'USE It's true! Bravecto have released a new product that protects cats for up to 3 months against ticks and fleas. For a long time it has been difficult to protect cats against ticks due to a lack of practical and user friendly products, now MSD Animal Health have released a simple TWIST'N'USE tube that makes the spot-on application easy and convenient.  The new Bravecto...

Indoor toileting problems in cats

INDOOR TOILETING PROBLEMS IN CATS Marking or toileting? Indoor marking behaviour can be confused with a breakdown in toileting behaviour. Territorial marking by urine spraying which usually occurs against vertical objects such as chairs or walls and can be distinguished from urinating where a greater volume of liquid is deposited from a squatting position by both male and female cats. However,...

Get your dog’s 4th Synovan Injection for Free in May

For the month of May get your dog’s 4th Synovan injection for free.

Birds

Read about bird health and our top tips for keeping your bird healthy and happy. Remember birds often mask the signs of illness and may only show signs of being unwell when they are very sick so it is important monitor their health closely.

Reptiles

Dr Amanda graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006. She began working in the Illawarra for 4 years before heading off to the UK and Ireland. Amanda worked as a small animal vet throughout the UK and spent a lot of time honing her skills with Exotic pets, as this is her main passion. After returning home to Australia Amanda joined our team in March 2014. Whether your companion...

Chocolate Toxicity

It’s nearly Christmas time and this means chocolate! Over the Christmas period there is likely to be more chocolate around the household than usual, which means our pets sometimes getting a hold of it.

Traveling with our pets

Traveling with our pets can be an exciting adventure but there are a few tips you should take along with you on the journey.

Why we recommend desexing your pet

Dr David Fowler discusses the significant and varied health benefits that come with de-sexing your pet, and although it can be a difficult decision to make, it really is important that when pet owners do decide that they are well informed.

Paralysis ticks are here

Dr David Fowler discusses the nasty paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) that can be found along the east coast of Australia.

Anal Glands – Not the most pleasant topic but an important one!

Dr Cathy Birch explains that anal glands (or anal sacs) are small pouches located between the anal sphincter muscles inside the anus of your pet.

 "They all love animals"

Understanding that some couples who have kids and grandkids, treat their animals like people. Having well trained staff, who get to know us quickly, and who are always so nice, helpful and efficient. They do great follow up calls to monitor their patients, and if they say they will call back, they actually do call back. They love animals and are very involved with their work.

"You guys are simply the best"

Thank you for providing a cattery where our 2 cats have stayed several times, and get outstanding care. They come home each time so relaxed - none of this tail and nose in the air for 48 hours story. The result is we go away and have no worries about our cats.

"Always the best care for our fur babies"

I have always been a client of North Nowra Vets. Their care and compassion is so heartfelt. They care for my cats as if they were their own. Always available for emergency after hours calls. I also use the cattery when we go away and have never had a cat ignore me afterwards. We will remain a loyal customer at North Nowra Vets because they care.

"My best respect to all who are part of this team"

These vets, Cathy and Quentin and their team, I cannot speak more highly of their knowledge and care, it is wonderful and you never leave you pet for surgery wondering. They all have a true love of animals. My best respect to all who are part of this team. Well done.

"Visits are never rushed and our dog's checkups are very thorough"

We have always found Kathy, Quentin and staff very pleasant and helpful. Visits are never rushed and our dog's checkups are very thorough. The options for treatment are clearly explained so the best choice can be made. Our dog has the intelligence and strong will that his breed is known for but he is always very happy even excited to go to the North Nowra Veterinary Hospital and that surely is a strong a recommendation as any.

"Everyone is so welcoming and friendly!"

From a  client's perspective, or 'owner of your patient', you have many years brought the "whole package" together in relation to you practice. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly which is great for both human and animal. I have for many years been referring friends, neighbours, acquaintances and clients from our own business to you knowing that they will receive professional care and excellent diagnosis.

"It's all about the little things you get right!"

It's not easy to say specifically which one thing makes for your customer service, as it's all about the little things you get right, such as keeping staff for long periods of time, so we see familiar faces and hear familiar voices on the phone. The fact that a number of people want to stay sends a powerful message that it's a good place to work.

"I pass 3 other clinics to get to you"

A lot of people ask me why I go out of my way to go to your clinic. It's because you have always given the best possible care, the centre is always fresh looking and a smile always available. At first I felt a bit apprehensive seeing someone other than Cathy or Quentin. But each and every time my distress has been eased with the knowledge and support given by all the team. I have always received 110%.

"Thanks for providing a hassle free service and a happy place"

I am pretty impresses when whoever is on the counter manages to call up Xena's details as I'm walking through the door so that by the time I reach the counter it's all up on the screen waiting for whatever has to be done. It's great and really efficient!! Thanks for the hassle free service and a happy place to walk into!

"I couldn't be happier with the service and care for my dog!"

Upon arrival I was very nervous as this was my first time taking my dog to Jervis Bay Vets. I had recently moved away from a hospital I was unhappy with. I could not recommend the Veterinary Clinic enough, the team are like a family and the veterinarian spent quality time with pet addressing the concerns I had. I am very happy.

"The vets took every precaution"

Thankyou to the vets and staff that saved my beautiful dobermann bitch "Sophie", I am a dog breeder and was very impressed with the communication between the vets, they were thorough, caring and professional, with a complicated medical condition (VWD). The vets took every precaution. I would recommend their services, your dog is in great hands here.

"Acupuncture Works!"

Our Great Dane has anxiety issues, for which she is being medicated. These medicines worked quite well for a time, but her anxiety started to increase, so we gave acupuncture a go. The difference was noticeable after the first treatment, and she continued to improve. After a few treatments she plateaued, and has been without treatment for a few months now, and still going well – she is much happier and calmer. I highly recommend giving it a go in Kristy's very talented hands.

"Our girl Freyja has a better doctor than us!"

Every time we visit the vets they always go above and beyond for us. I always feel like they put in so much time for us. They also know how to handle one big wriggly great dane!

"I have never been to such a good vet!"

I am so glad I finally found a vet that really understands my anxious dog! All the nurses and vets are always gentle with my dog! Thank you!