Microchipping is a simple way permanently identifying your pet and we highly recommend this  painless procedure on all pets.

In the event your pet is lost or stolen, most dogs without a microchip are not returned to their owner. Most dogs with a microchip that is registered are returned to their owners.



There have been some recent changes to the law regarding the microchipping of dogs in 2015




As of 01st September 2015

ALL pups must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age OR before leaving the property where they were born

This may ONLY be done on the premises they were born OR at a veterinary Clinic

As of 31st  March 2016

ALL dogs MUST be microchipped

The microchipping details must be registered on an approved database

Owners must BE IN POSSESSION OF THE CERTIFICATE from the database

It will be illegal to sell, buy or take ownership of a dog without the Certificate of microchipping from the approved database


For dogs ALREADY microchipped the owner must check their details are stored on an approved database. The database will then supply the owner with a certificate.

The above summary is for guidance only and is not intended to be an official interpretation of current legislation.

If you have any questions please call the surgery

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