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Microchipping for your pet is something we strongly recommend. The procedure is very quick and simple, and can be performed during a routine appointment or if your pet is being admitted for routine surgery, such as neutering. A small microchip is implanted under the skin on the neck via an injection. The chip carries a number which is detected by a hand-held scanner, and registers the dog to you.

All lost animals are now routinely scanned by council pounds, police, rescue centres and veterinary practices. If your pet is identichipped, you can be rapidly identified as the owner via a central computer, and contacted immediately.

‘Chipping’ costs a one-off payment of £28. This registers your dog for life, and provides you with peace of mind should your pet become lost. For an additional £8, a special 'Bio-thermo' chip can be implanted, which is able to read your pet's temperature as well, making the need for a rectal thermometer redundant.

Please feel free to ask for further details about microchipping in the surgery.