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Microchipping Your Pets

Woodward Veterinary Clinic has a highly trained team which strives to provide the best possible preventative healthcare and treatment. When you search for 'microchipping near me' you will find  Woodward ready to help. Microchipping is a permanent ID system, which involves a chip, no bigger than a grain of rice being implanted under the skin of your pet’s scruff.

Microchipping your pet at Woodward Veterinary Practice

Each microchip has a unique number, that can be read by a portable scanner, which most vets, including Woodward Veterinary Practice, local authorities and rescue homes have access to; ensuring your contact details can be easily obtained from the central microchipping database. Once your pet has been scanned and identified by its microchip, a simple phone call can reunite you with your pet. 

Microchipping procedure

The microchipping procedure can be done in a routine consultation and causes your pet minimal discomfort, sedation is not necessary for the implantation. If you can't recall if your pet has had a microchip implant, please don't worry as it's very easy to check using a microchip scanner. We can organise a member of our team to scan your pet and check for a working chip. Without fail, we always check that an animal hasn't already got a working chip before implanting a new one.

At the time of implant, you will be asked to complete a registration form, from which your details are then submitted to a national database by a Woodward Veterinary Practice team member. Your details are kept on the database for your pet’s lifetime, and the fee for this is included in the cost of implantation.

It is important to update any changes to your contact details as soon as possible. At Woodward Veterinary Practice, all our microchips comply with the International Standard (ISO) and therefore, can be recognised by scanners abroad.

Woodward Veterinary Practice offers a Pet Health For Life Plan where you will receive microchipping and annual vaccinations as part of the package plan. Prevention is better than cure, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Whether you’ve searched ‘Microchipping near me’ or seen us around and looked for us directly, we’d like to welcome you to our vet practice! If you are already an existing client and would like to book an appointment please book here or call us on 01530 412035