Having a microchip implanted by one of our veterinary surgeons or nurses is quick and simple and ensures that should the worst happen and your pet goes missing, you have the best chance of being reunited with them. You only need to have the microchip implanted once as it should last for the lifetime of your pet.
The microchip is implanted in the scruff of your pet’s neck, in a very quick and simple process, which feels very similar to having their annual vaccination. The microchip is very small, about the size of a piece of long grain rice.
Once your pet has their microchip fitted, we will register the unique microchip number, your pet’s details and your contact details onto the specified database. We would advise you to keep these details up-to-date if you move or change your telephone.
Should your pet go missing and someone finds your pet, they can be taken to the police, a dog warden, rescue centre or a vet practice who can scan them to check they have a microchip and obtain their unique microchip number. If the pet does not have a microchip it will be very hard to return them to their original owner, and they may even have to be rehomed.
Once the unique microchip number has been obtained, the database is contacted and your information is obtained in order to contact you.
The Government have announced that they will make it compulsory for all dogs in England to be fitted with microchips by 6th April 2016.
All you need to do is make an appointment with one of our nurses and they will implant the microchip.
It will not be compulsory for cats to be microchipped however we would encourage all cat owners to microchip their cats.
Should your cat require neutering, and it is booked in and performed at St Peter’s Vets, we will microchip your cat at a lower cost!
PLEASE PHONE RECEPTION FOR AN APPOINTMENT AT EITHER SURGERY:
Petersfield Veterinary Centre.
St Peter’s Road
Horndean Veterinary Surgery