5 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12:00 noon
12 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am
165 New Road
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 12:00 noon - 2:00pm
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From April 6th 2016, it became a legal requirement to microchip all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales. Microchipping cats is highly recommended especially if they like to roam. In general, if your pet is big enough to have a microchip the size of a grain of rice implanted under it’s skin, they should be microchipped.
Microchipping is a quick and safe procedure that could make all the difference in reuniting you with your pet should they go missing. The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and the procedure, which involves implanting the tiny microchip under your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades is carried out by a vet or nurse.
Once your pet is microchipped, you and your pet’s details are stored in a microchip database along with the microchip’s unique 15 digit code.
Microchipping is permanent, meaning the microchip itself will last a lifetime and cannot be removed, making it extremely secure. If a pet is passed on to a new owner, the original owner can update the registered owner information in the microchip database.
When a missing pet is found, an animal professional, such as a vet or dog warden, will scan the pet to reveal the microchip’s unique code, and contact the microchip database the pet is registered with. Security checks will be performed before releasing your contact details to the animal professional, so that your pet can be reunited with you.
The unique microchip code matched with the information in the microchip database will identify that you are the pet owner, so you must keep your contact details up to date at all times. If your missing pet is found, their microchip is scanned and your old contact information is stored, how would the animal professional get in touch with you?
Put simply for dogs, microchipping is now the law. If your dog isn’t microchipped already, you must act immediately. Any animal can go missing, cats especially. Microchipping gives you a much greater chance of being reunited with your pet.
Although there is no legal obligation to microchip rabbits or guinea pigs, any animal that is large enough to have the microchip implanted should be microchipped in case they go missing or get stolen.
The UK Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the owner’s name and address, with postcode, engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Your telephone number is optional but is recommended. We believe this should be compulsory for cats too so that they can quickly be reunited with their owner if they go missing.
Very professional, caring and considerate staff. Rod was brilliant, spent a lot of time explaining my dog Baxter’s issues and I will recommend this practice to all.Noel Wheatley, Facebook
I would definitely recommend you without a doubt, the care we receive is excellent. I’m able to just drop in and get over-the- counter general advice when I need it, and nothing seems too much trouble here. Plus, my dogs have always loved coming to this Vets!Beverley Stanton, Blog
Always superb service here. They really look after pets and their owners.Suzie Branch, Facebook
Thank you to everyone who looked after Henry since yesterday. He is absolutely zonked at home but very comfortable. You are the best vets in the world!!!Claire, Vet Help DIrect
I love the way this vets surgery are always creating initiatives to help us look after our pets, a sure sign that they really care about animals and us their owners, thank you again.Penelope M, Best of Bromsgrove
Lovely warm and professional welcome. So pleased we now have them as our vetsAngela Jane Passey, Facebook
Sorted Alfred out! Great service lovely staff; thank you!Pete Collins, Facebook
Harry my pup, had to go in for out of hours emergency care and a 48 hour stay after eating a whole fruit cake! The staff were all so lovely and helpful. They treated him immediately and looked after him brilliantly during his stay. They gave us regular updates and were always on the end of the phone line! That meant a lot… Thanks to everyone there for their hard work and love for all the animals they treat xxLouise Robson, Facebook