Cibyn Veterinary Clinic - Vets in Caernarfon
Get Your Dog Microchipped by 6 April 2016
Is your dog microchipped?
Dog keepers must adhere to the Animal Welfare Act and are criminally liable if they do not.
Compulsory microchipping is set to arrive in April 2016.
- Aim is re-uniting lost dogs to owners/keepers
- Microchipping is not a proof that the person is the owner /keeper
- There is not a national register of dog owners in the UK
Dogs must be chipped & registered on a data base by the age of 8 weeks, unless there is a health reason given by veterinary professional.
Dogs must be registered to 1 named person.
Breeders must have litters chipped and registered in their name, before the pup is transferred to his permanent keeper. The new owners must then update the registered microchip details to their own name and address. There is normally a small charge for altering microchip registration details. Breeders may want to do this registration update this as a goodwill gesture to new keepers. It is a criminal offence for breeders to allow pups over 8 weeks off their premises without being microchipped. Buyers of puppies can report such breeders to local authority/trading standards.
Ensure your details are kept up to date to ensure that your dog can rapidly be traced back to you with the correct address and telephone number.
Cats are not included in this piece of legislation but it is also beneficial to have your pet cats microchipped to ensure a speedy reunion if they stray.
For more in depth detail please go to the government website. Legislation.gov Website
Cibyn Veterinary Clinic, based in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, is a North Wales vets clinic established since 1978, moving to our current custom built surgery in 1997.
Since 2014 we have been taken over by Independent Vet Care, enabling us to take advantage of the positives of the bigger companies but still run as an independent practice.
We have high standard facilities including on site hydrotherapy pool and pet grooming facilities.
We provide veterinary services for companion animals (pets); dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals, as well as the more exotic pets routinely presented to us.
We have ten highly qualified vets and 8 qualified nurses who uphold high nursing standards for our hospitalized cases. We take an on-going approach to professional development and all members of staff regularly attend training courses.
We have clients from all areas of Gwynedd, including Caernarfon, Bangor and Pwllheli - and further afield from Anglesey - and we are very well equipped to cope with a large mixture of cases.
Our aim is to work with our clients to provide our patients with as long, healthy and active a life as possible.
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