We strongly recommend microchipping your cat or dog. All dogs born after the 1st July 2006 have to be microchipped in New Zealand (with the exemption of working farm dogs). We can also microchip your rabbits, guinea pigs or even birds.
How big is the microchip?
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice.
How is it administered?
The microchip is administered via a syringe and a very small needle, which causes only a little bit of discomfort.
Does it hurt and how long does it take?
For most dogs and cats, microchipping only stings as much as any other injection or vaccination. A lot of pets don’t even react to the needle at all. We can also microchip your pet when they are being speyed/neutered, meaning they will be asleep while the chip is inserted.
We recommend registering your pet’s microchip number on the NZ Companion Animal Registry. The registry links all your contact details and your pet’s details with their chip; this allows both you and your pet to be quickly identified in the case of emergency. The registry is used by vet clinics New Zealand wide and by the SPCA.
If you have an Emergency with your pet during our closed hours please see below for a list Emergency clinics in Auckland.
Please do not go to the emergency clinic if it is not urgent/life threatening. ( Runny eyes/nose , coughing , limping , itching & etc can wait until the morning to be seen by your day vet )
If you are very worried or unsure if you are dealing with an emergency about your pet after clinic hours and you are a client with us you can reach Dr Chris on his emergency phone until 10pm or again from 7am.
- Dr Chris Laurenson - 027 544 4427
Animal Referral Centre - ( 09 281 5815 ) - 8 Hereford St , Freemans Bay & 224 Albany Highway, Schnapper Rock, Auckland.
Western After Hours Emergency Vet Clinic - ( 09 820 7273 ) - 2/348 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland.
Animal Emergency West Auckland – (09 849 2121) – 1/133 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.
Animal Emergency Sylvia Park – (09 849 2121) – 1 Te Apunga Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland
North Shore Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care - ( 09 443 5640 ) - 96b Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland.
Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic - ( 09 277 8383 ) - 15 Jack Conway Avenue, Manukau City Centre, Auckland.