Pet Microchipping Services

Collars and tags are often used as identification for your pets, but these can very easily be lost.

Microchipping is a permanent way of identifying your pet and gives the best chance of them being reunited with you should they become lost.

What Is a Microchip?

A microchip is a tiny radiochip (about the size of a grain of rice), which is easily implanted by a needle under your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades.

This has a unique identification number which is logged on a central database with all your contact details (all the personal details associated with the chip are kept securely and only passed on to registered premises e.g. vets, rescue societies).

It is important that once your pet is microchipped that you keep all your details up to date should you move or change telephone numbers. This is a straight forward procedure and can be carried out in a routine consultation.

Microchipping Your Pet & The Law

From April 2016, legislation came into place which made it compulsory for all dogs over 8 weeks of age to be microchipped and for the owner details to be kept up to date, failure to comply with this could result in a fine of up to £500.

Any stray animal being brought into our practices or Pride Veterinary Centre are automatically scanned for a chip, if one is found we contact the central database to obtain the owners details and it is always a pleasure to be able to reunite lost pets.

If you are also planning to travel with your pets microchipping is a vital part of the PETS travel scheme.

Which Pets Can Be Microchipped?

It’s not just dogs and cats that can be microchipped. Other species such as rabbits, birds and tortoises can also be chipped.

At Scarsdale Vets we encourage as many pets to be microchipped as possible as an aim to try and avoid heartache when pets go missing and give the best opportunity of them being reunited and back to the safety of their own home.

Contact your local practice for any further information or to arrange a microchipping appointment.

Our Practices

Pride Veterinary Centre

01332 678333
Riverside Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HX
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01332 841700
15 Town Street, Duffield, Derby DE56 4EH
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01283 732999
6 Witham Close, Egginton Road, Hilton DE65 5JR
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01332 518585
73 Devonshire Drive, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9HD
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01332 666500
Unit 9, Oakwood District Centre, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2HT
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Park Farm

01332 554422
Park Farm Centre, Allestree, Derby DE22 2QQ
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Shelton Lock

01332 700321
247 Chellaston Road, Shelton Lock, Derby DE24 9EG
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01283 568162
90 Spring Terrace Road, Stapenhill, Burton on Trent DE15 9DX
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01283 565333
36 The Green, Stretton, Burton on Trent DE13 0EQ
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Free microchip for VIPs

A free microchip is included with VIP membership for cats and dogs

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