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  • Microchipping at Chapel House Vets in Chesterfield

Microchipping is the only way to ensure that your companion has your contact details with them at all times.

The heartbreak of losing an animal is never nice to think about. It’s important to ensure that your companion could be safely returned to you should they ever find themselves anywhere other than by your side.

Microchipping serviceIdentification tags or collars may fall off or be intentionally removed, however, a microchip is inserted beneath an animal’s skin between their shoulder blades. It is roughly the size of a grain of rice and can be fitted relatively painlessly in a matter of minutes without the need for anaesthetic.

“From April 2016 it is a legal requirement for all dog owners to have their pet’s microchipped. Failure to do so could result in a £500 fine!”

Wayne Clarke – RVN Head Nurse

Your pet’s microchip has it’s own unique code that can be read using a specialist hand-held device. This code is then added to a national computerised database – along with all of your contact details – that can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

At Chapel House Vets we strongly recommend all pet owners have their companions microchipped. It will increase the chance of you being reunited with your furry friend, should they ever be lost/stolen.

Please note: Microchip scanners are held by a number of animal organisations including all veterinary practices, dog wardens and charities such as The RSPCA.

Price: £11.23 - Virbac Chips, registered online with Pet Track’s national database.

For more information about our practice, or to book an appointment for your companion, please contact your nearest practice directly:

Chesterfield: 01246 222232 Staveley: 01246 477581