In advance of National Microchipping Month the UK’s largest pet reunification service will be outlining the importance of microchipping on its stand at the BSAVA Congress, from April 8 at the ICC/NIA in Birmingham.
In advance of National Microchipping Month the UK’s largest pet reunification service will be outlining the importance of microchipping at its stand at the BSAVA Congress from April 8 at the ICC/NIA in Birmingham.
The seventh annual National Microchipping Month, sponsored by Petlog, falls in June this year and is a unique opportunity for veterinary surgeons and nurses to highlight the benefits of permanent pet identification and the importance of aftercare service to their clients.
Petlog is the UK’s largest microchip database, and this year celebrates 15 years of looking after pets and their owners. With over 4.3 million animals registered, Petlog takes this responsibility seriously and understands the need for both a reliable microchip and a robust, quality, customer focused aftercare service to support veterinary surgeons.
Petlog has worked in conjunction with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to provide a set of guidelines that supports veterinary surgeons in using microchips, scanning and, occasionally, resolving ownership disputes. These can be found on the RCVS website. Petlog also offers online registration through a new web portal and is working with the Vet Consortium on Vet XML – which will allow veterinary surgeons to register microchips straight from the practice almost instantly.
Petlog executive Celia Walsom said: “Microchipping is a great way to bond clients to your practice – and when supported by the Petlog aftercare service you can be sure that you really do offer a ‘lifetime’ service. Petlog is an independent database and a not for profit service, and we look forward to meeting vets at the show – who can champion the benefits of microchipping to their clients.”
Also available on the stand will be the Kennel Club’s Guide to Pedigree Dogs, sponsored by Royal Canin, available as a free handout that gives a guide and illustration of all breeds recognised by the Kennel Club in the UK which can go straight on the surgery wall.