Getting your pet microchipped is an easy way to ensure their safety and your peace of mind.

Missing pet posters are soon becoming a thing of the past thanks to microchipping technology. Having your pet microchipped means they can be traced back to you if they ever get lost. Here at Jacqui Paterson’s we offer microchipping to our clients throughout Stockton and the surrounding areas meaning that your pet can be returned to you as quickly as possible if they were to ever go missing.


A microchip is a small device about the size of a grain of rice that is quickly inserted under the skin in between the shoulder blades in a procedure that is very similar to a routine injection. Each microchip contains a unique number that is linked to you and your contact details including your name, address and phone numbers. Your details are stored on a database that can only be accessed by animal care professionals to allow them to get in touch with you if your pet is found. It is vital that these details are kept up to date so that if your pet is ever missing you can be contacted immediately when your pet has been found and scanned.

Microchipping is the most reliable way to find your pet if, in the unfortunate event, they were to get lost, especially in comparison to other identification methods such as collars and tags which can easily fall off or be removed.

In April 2016 it became a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped. If your dog is caught without a microchip after this deadline you could end up facing a hefty £500 fine so if your pet is not yet microchipped make sure you make an appointment as soon as possible, it will prove to be extremely worth it if it means you can be reunited with your pet if they were to ever go missing.

If you are looking for professional and reliable microchipping services in Stockton make sure you get in touch with us here at Jacqui Paterson’s to book an appointment with one of our excellent vets, give us a call on 01642 587 777 for our Hartburn surgery or 01642 604 555 for our Preston Farm surgery. If you would like any more information regarding microchipping please don’t hesitate to give us a call or alternatively visit

We offer microchipping services throughout the area including Stockton, Middlesbrough, Yarm and Guisborough.