Passports & Microchipping


This is a simple procedure that identifies your pet with a unique, traceable form of identity.  The microchip is about the same size as a small grain of rice and is injected under the skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip has a unique number that can be read by using a special scanner.  This number is held on a national database together with your contact details, providing peace of mind that when your pet is found and handed into a police station, vets or dog warden, he/she can be scanned and easily traced back to you.  We encourage microchipping of puppies and kittens with their primary vaccination course. Please visit for further information.

Pet Passports

If you are planning to take your pet abroad, then you will probably need a PETS passport.  The requirements of the PETS scheme depend upon the destination of travel; please check these on the DEFRA government website.  In most instances, your pet will need to be microchipped, vaccinated against Rabies and then will be issued with a special PETS passport.   The previous requirement for blood testing for Rabies antibody levels after vaccination has been relaxed for many countries, but not all. PLEASE CHECK THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SPECIFIC COUNTRY YOU ARE VISITING.  We can complete the whole process for you, along with advice on disease prevention treatments required before, during and after your holiday.  The process is generally straightforward, taking just under a month to gain a passport, but in some cases you may need to allow up to 8 months for completing the whole process. So come and talk to us as soon as you are considering it.

We are also able to complete official veterinary health checks prior to export.

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