Heanor – 01773 717 780 | Ripley – 01773 747801 | Ilkeston – 01159 309729 | Aspley – 01159 292552 | Wollaton – 01159 829730

Microchipping will be a legal requirement from 2016 onwards


From 2016 onwards it will be a legal requirement for all dog owners to have their pet microchipped. Failure to have your pet chipped in time could result in a £500 fine.

Microchipping is a quick and almost painless procedure which involves the insertion of a microchip – the size of a grain of rice – under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. The chip has a biocompatible coating which will prevent it from breaking, and your pet’s body tissue will grow around it to stop it from moving around.

When your pet has their microchip inserted, you will be asked to provide your contact details. These details will then be registered to your pet’s unique chip code, which can be read by specialist scanners held by all veterinary practices, dog wardens, the RSPCA and a number of other animal organisations.

“When your pet’s microchip is scanned, their unique chip number will be revealed. That number is then input into a national computerised database which will provide us with your contact details. Better still, the database can be accessed 24/7 which means we can reunite missing pets with their owners as soon as we find them.”

– John Bailey – Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

At Ambivet, every one of our staff has their pet chipped. As well as being more reliable than a collar, Microchipping will provide you with constant peace of mind that should your pet go missing, they have your contact details with them.

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If you’re new to Ambivet, you can look forward to receiving your pet’s first dental health check for FREE. Simply fill in your details below and a voucher will be emailed to you.

Surgery Phone Numbers:

Heanor – 01773 717 780
(All Heanor telephone calls are recorded)

Ripley – 01773 747801 / 01773 747802

Ilkeston – 01159 309729

Aspley – 01159 292552

Wollaton – 01159 829730

For more information about Microchipping, or to book an appointment for your pet at our practice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can find your nearest Ambivet branch by clicking here or contact our 24 hour emergency line by calling 01773 717780.