National Microchipping Month
June is national microchipping month!
National Microchipping Month is a campaign that encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership through microchipping as the preferred method of permanent pet identification.
We are offering reduced cost microchipping throughout the month of June as well a special one-day only event on Saturday 16th June.
Pet microchipping during June 2012 £10
at Pool House Veterinary Hospital and branch practices
Special event day – Saturday 16th June
at the main Pool House Hospital on Fosseway Lane
(Normal price £15)
Everyday animals across the country go missing from their homes and end up in the care of the local veterinary practice or dog warden. Many owners will use collars to identify their pets, but what if your pet loses their collar or if they aren’t wearing it when they go missing? Often in these cases there is no way for your pet to be traced back to you and sadly many pets are never reunited with their owners.
This scenario can be easily avoided by having your pet microchipped. This is a simple procedure which can be done quickly and without anaesthetic.
The microchip is implanted under the skin at the scruff of the neck, using a sterile loaded needle. It takes seconds to do and lasts a lifetime.
How does it work?
Every microchip has its own individual number which can be read using a special scanner. Once inserted, we complete with you the necessary paperwork which then links all your pets details to this number. Should your pet go missing, the vet, rescue centre or dog warden will scan to check for a chip number and this can then be checked on the national database to obtain your details so we can contact you.
To have your pet microchipped, just phone to book an appointment with your vet or nurse. For our one-day event on 16th June no appointment is needed, just turn up to our Lichfield hospital on Fosseway Lane, with your pet between 9.30am and 4.30pm (Please note: demand may be high for this day and there may be a wait before your pet can be seen, we will appreciate your patience.)
This offer is open to dogs, cats and rabbits only.