Yes! Anyone can train to become a microchip implanter- you don’t need any existing qualifications. Whether you are a breeder, wanting to be able to microchip your own litters, or work elsewhere in the pet industry, offering microchip implanting is a valuable asset to your business. More information regarding the training we offer can be found here, or alternatively, you can give us a call in the office on 01279 507363.
Legislation introduced in April 2016, states that it is compulsory for all owners to ensure their dog is microchipped by 8 weeks of age and their contact details stored and kept up to date in a DEFRA compliant, pet microchipping database. If they do not, they could face a fine of up to £500.
New legislation in 2023 states that cats must be implanted with a microchip before they reach the age of 20 weeks and their contact details stored and kept up to date in a DEFRA compliant, pet microchipping database. All owners must have their cat microchipped by 10 June 2024 and owners found not to have microchipped their cat will have 21 days to have one implanted or they could face a fine of up to £500.
The Microchipping of Cats and Dogs (England) Regulations 2023
All microchip training must be undertaken with an approved supplier such as Peddymark. Peddymark has been awarded approved status by Defra and The Secretary of State, The Scottish Secretary of State and The Welsh Assembly to train in England, Scotland and Wales respectively.
Find a microchip Implanter here.
Register a microchip here.
Become an Implanter here.