MicrochippingWe strongly advise that all pets are microchipped and are happy to report that we manage to reunite a large number of pets with their owners throughout the year. If animals are brought in unwell without a microchip, then it becomes very difficult to decide on treatment without knowing if there is an owner out there with specific wishes.
Microchips are approximately the size of a grain of rice and inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. Microchipping can be done in a nurse clinic
appointment but many animals are chipped whilst under anaesthetic or sedation e.g. for routine neutering. Microchips implanted under general anaesthetic or sedation are charged at a reduced fee and animals are obviously unaware of the procedure being done. We try to avoid microchipping animals at their first vaccination appointment as some individual animals can find implantation uncomfortable and we aim to make the first visit to us as positive an experience as possible.
From April 2016 microchipping dogs will be compulsory. Please make sure that your contact details are up to date.