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Microchipping

Microchip implantation and registration is routinely carried out by our dedicated nursing team at Towcester Veterinary Centre. To book your microchip appointment, please contact us.

  • Microchip identification helps to facilitate the return home of your pet if he or she gets lost.
  • Each microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted quickly and easily using a needle under the skin between the shoulder blades in cats and dogs.
  • Each microchip has a unique number. The microchip number is then entered onto a national database with your and your pet’s details.
  • If your pet gets lost all vets and animal shelters have scanners which can read the unique identification number of the microchip implanted into your pet.
  • This will then be cross referenced with the national database to find your contact details and allow safe return of your pet to you.
  • If you are considering taking your pet abroad, microchipping is required before a rabies vaccination can be administered, and for the issue of a pet passport under the PETS travel scheme.
  • It is important to note that not only cats and dogs can be microchipped. Microchipping is also frequently carried out in birds as well as many other species.