We recommend that all cats and dogs are microchipped. It provides a invaluable means of identification should your beloved pet go missing, meaning that they can usually be returned to you straight away. It is also required if you intend to take your pet abroad.
Microchipping is a legal requirement for all dogs in England from the age of eight weeks, and the keeper details must be kept up to date on an approved database. If buying a new puppy this must legally have been micro-chipped by the breeder; and if there is any medical reason why this could not be done they will have been issued with a DEFRA authorised Certificate of Exemption by their Veterinary Surgeon. It is your responsibility to ensure that your pet’s microchip details are up to date.
Routine microchipping is carried out in the course of a consultation, and is charged at £25. If your pet is undergoing an anaesthetic for any reason (such as neutering) then microchipping can easily be done at this point – in these cases we charge a discounted rate of £20.
(prices correct at time of publication – 09/01/2017, please contact us to confirm current prices)