Microchipping is now mandatory for all dogs and we would like to see all cats chipped too. Rabbits can also be microchipped. It involves implanting a small inert chip into the scruff region using a large needle, each one has a unique code which has your contact data linked to it.
This can be done in conscious animals or when they are in for an operation. It is a really good opportunity to implant while your animal is being neutered.
Whenever a stray animal and new pet is brought into our practice we will scan them using a handheld reader, and then can contact the central database to find the owner’s details.