vet checking microchip tag on a dog

Why microchip your pet?

Having your pet microchipped at Milton Keynes Vets gives them a permanent form of identification and increases the chance of you being reunited with them should they get lost. Each microchip holds a unique number, recognisable by all vets, rescue shelters and local authorities, giving you complete peace of mind.

Microchipping is now a legal requirement for dogs and pets travelling abroad, and will be soon for cats too. We also recommend it for rabbits and ferrets. Rest assured, it’s a quick and simple process which involves little discomfort for your pet.

Book to get your pet microchipped

Transferring your pet’s microchip

If you have bought your pet from a breeder, they will need to provide you with a “transfer code” issued by the microchip database. Use the link provided with the code, or type in the website address to access and follow the instructions to enable swift transfer of keepership details.

If you have rehomed your pet privately and the previous owner is unsure of the details, using your search engine type in “Check a Chip” and enter the microchip number to find out which database holds the existing records – this might be Petlog, Identibase, SmartTrac or Pettrac for example.

If you do not have a transfer code you may be asked for other evidence such as an adoption certificate or letter from the previous owner.


For all non urgent queries please use PetsApp.

You can use PetsApp by selecting the button on the bottom right of the page.

If you don’t have PetsApp on your smart phone, you can download it via the QR code below:

PetsApp QR code