Welcome to Tropical Vet Services
Losing your pet can be devastating.
Your pet is a well-loved member of your family. But even the best cared for pets can escape, stray or be stolen from their homes and become lost. Your pet can’t talk but the ID number contained in its microchip is easily scanned and this is linked to a registry holding your contact details. This is your pet’s best chance of being returned home safely and quickly.
What is a microchip?
It is your pet’s permanent form of identification. The tiny chip has an identification number that is linked to your address and contact details on a national registry. The number is as unique as a fingerprint and guarantees identification of your pet for its entire life.
Microchipping is quick and simple.
Your vet will take only a few minutes to inject the microchip under your pet’s skin – just like a vaccination.
Why microchip your pet?
With a microchip your pet is identified for life. This helps ensure that he or she can be returned to you, if lost or stolen.
Your pet can be identified anywhere in Australia, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The cost is small in comparison to the heartache and expense of trying to find a missing pet.
Collars and name tags can be useful, but they frequently fall off, become unreadable or carry an old address. With a microchip your pet wears the ID tag on the inside! It’s legible for life and the registry information is easily updated if you change your address.
If my pet is lost, hurt or stolen, how does the micro chipping system work?
Your pet may be picked up by a ranger or taken to a vet clinic, pound or animal welfare shelter. Here, he or she will be scanned to find their unique ID number. This number is given to the Australian Animal Registry who looks up the database to match it to your contact details. You will be contacted and advised that your pet has been found and where you can pick him or her up.
In Queensland it is compulsory that all newly acquired pets (dogs and cats) have to be micro-chipped. All pups and kittens should be done when acquired or very soon afterwards.
Fines of up to $300 for not having your pet microchipped are being introduced by councils across Queensland.
Tropical Vet Services are discounting the price of micro-chipping. For $42.00 your animal is micro-chipped and given lifelong registration on the national data base. Over and above this, any dog microchipped by any of our clinics will be entitled to a free hydrobath on a Saturday morning at any of our 3 main clinics in Innisfail, Tully and Ingham.
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Innisfail - 4061 2900 | Tully - 4068 1726 | Ingham - 4776 1572
Babinda – Wed only - 0408 103 158 | Mission Beach – Mon & Fri only - 0429 218 865
Cardwell – Thurs only - 0409 741 823 | North Shore Townsville & Burdekin - 0487 913 097