Did you know that new legislation is being introduced in England in April 2016 that requires all dogs to be microchipped? This includes puppies at eight weeks, before they go to their new homes. There are a number of microchips and databases available through vets and implanters, but not all are associated with the Kennel Club’s reunification service – Petlog. Search here to find your local implanter so your microchip details can be saved on the Petlog database, managed by the Kennel Club, for the life of your pet.
Benefits of choosing a Petlog Implanter
- Petlog is managed by the Kennel Club
- The Petlog database is compliant with new regulations to be introduced in 2016 and has over 20 years’ experience of reunification of lost and found pets
- Over 8 million pet owners trust Petlog to securely hold their information
- Petlog works with 12 of the 15 leading microchip suppliers
- Petlog is the UK’s largest lost and found database for microchipped pets
- Petlog is compliant with impending regulations with ISO9001 and 27001 certification
The cost of microchipping (as charged by the microchip implanter) covers the cost of the implantation and a Basic Record on the Petlog database. Petlog then offer the Petlog Premium service (one-off fee of
) - which covers all future costs to make any changes to the record on the Petlog database, as well as many other great benefits.
This is a listing of implanters using microchips which are registered on the Petlog Database. Before implantation of the chip by any listed implanter we would ask you as the dog owner to check that that the implanter is using a Petlog chip and is currently qualified to implant in accordance with The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015, as set out below. The implanters should be able to verify their qualifications to you.
Implanting of microchips
- No person may implant a microchip in a dog unless
- they are a veterinary surgeon or a veterinary nurse acting under the direction of a veterinary surgeon;
- they are a student of veterinary surgery or a student veterinary nurse and in either case acting under the direction of a veterinary surgeon;
- they have been satisfactorily assessed on a training course approved by the Secretary of State for that purpose; or
- before the day on which these Regulations come into force, they received training on implantation which included practical experience of implanting a microchip.
- Where it appears to the Secretary of State, on the basis of information provided pursuant to regulation 10 and any other information, that a person who may implant microchips pursuant to paragraph (1)(c) or (1)(d) is unable to do so to a satisfactory standard, the Secretary of State may serve a notice on that person prohibiting them from implanting microchips in dogs—
- until they have received further training on a course approved by the Secretary of State; or
- In this regulation—
- “student veterinary nurse” and “veterinary nurse” have the same meanings as given by Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.
- “student of veterinary surgery” has the same meaning as in Regulation 3 of the Schedule to the Veterinary Surgeons (Practice by Students) Regulations Order of Council 1981.
- “veterinary surgeon” means a person registered in the register of veterinary surgeons, or the supplementary veterinary register kept under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.