Please note our Hatch End site will be open for collection only until 4pm on Satuday 8th June. 

If you are a cat owner in England, you will be legally required to ensure your cat is microchipped by Saturday 10 June 2024, if it is older than 20 weeks old learn more here.

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Please note we will be closed on bank holiday Monday, click here to view the latest information on how to access our services.

Dogs across the country slip their collars and get lost every day. Dog microchipping is a permanent ID system, which involves a chip, no bigger than a grain of rice being implanted under the skin of your pet’s scruff. By microchipping your dog you increase the chances of being reunited with your lost dog after a simple phone call.


All microchips have a unique number, that is read by a portable scanner, which most vets, including all Blythwood Vets branches, local authorities and rescue homes have access to. Having this chip implanted ensures that your details can be obtained from the central microchipping database with ease. After your pet has been scanned and identified by their microchip, just a single phone call can reunite you with your pet. 


Microchipping is not only for dogs, but also for cats, ferrets, rabbits, snakes, parrot, tortoises and horses and comes highly recommended by all the team at Blythwood Vets.


Microchipping for Dogs

It is now also a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped, and all puppies must be vaccinated by 8 weeks of age before ownership is transferred from the breeder. You can be fined up to £500.00 if your dog is not microchipped.


It is also worth noting, that if you are planning on taking your pet abroad, they must be microchipped and have a pet passport. At Blythwood Vets, all our microchips comply with the International Standard (ISO) and so can be recognised by scanners internationally when used in the Pet Passport scheme.


Dog Microchipping Procedure

Believe it or not, sedation is not necessary for the implantation of the microchip as the procedure actually causes only minimal discomfort for your pet. In fact, it can even be done in a routine consultation.


If you can't recall or don't know if your pet is microchipped, there's no need to worry. It is simple and easy to check for a microchip using a scanner at Blythwood Vets. We can arrange for a member of the team at one of our Blythwood Vets branches to scan your pet and check for a working chip. Rest assured, we all always check that an animal hasn’t already got a microchip before implanting a new one. 


On the day of your dog's appointment, you will be asked to complete a registration form, from which your details are then submitted to a national database by a Blythwood Vets team member. Your contact details are kept on the database for your pet’s lifetime, and the fee for this is included in the cost of implantation. For this reason, it is important to update any changes to your details as soon as possible. 


For more information, please speak to one of our friendly team members at one of our practices by contacting the branch most local to your home address. 



Our Locations

Hatch End 

Map for Hatch End

500 Uxbridge Road
Pinner, Middlesex

020 8421 0510
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

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Map for Bushey

2 High St
WD23 3DN

020 8950 2002
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

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Northwood Vets open across limited hours

Map for Northwood

Waterlane House
Sandy Lane, Northwood

01923 820059
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 12pm and 3pm - 7pm

Saturday: Closed

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Northwood is currently open across limited hours; therefore, please call us to arrange collections at 01923 820059

** Stanmore Vets Temporarily Closed **

Map for Stanmore

103-105 Stanmore Hill

020 8954 0554
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Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 8.30 - 7.00pm
Saturday: Closed

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Our Stanmore branch is temporarily closed, during this time please contact our Bushey branch for appointments.

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