On 27 February 2015 the Government published regulations for the microchipping of dogs. These regulations apply to all dogs. The time table for the implementation of microchipping is:
• Pups – born after 1st June 2015 must be microchipped upon reaching age of 12 weeks.
• Adult dogs – from 31st March 2016
The microchips implanted in dogs must be in accordance with a specified standard and are approximately the size of a grain of rice. They must be implanted by a vet, veterinary nurse or other appropriately trained persons. The microchip codes must be recorded on one of a number of approved databases which will be available to animal wardens, gardai, local authority staff and animal welfare organisations to assist them in re-uniting dogs with the owners.
A database operator must provide a dog owner with a certificate of registration. Changes of ownership must be registered with the database operator and a new certificate will be issued to the new owner. The database operator must also be informed of events such as changes address of owner or location of dog, loss of dog and death of dog.
The microchipping process is quick and easy, the microchip comes in a needle type device and Des will implant it under your pets skin in the same manner as a normal injection id given. Microchipping is also available for cats, rabbits, ferrets and most small animals.
Contact us today to have your pet microchip using the fido system at our hospital. Microchipping costs €30 and includes registration
“”My name is Des Groome, owner-founder of Groome Vets Ltd. I grew up on a stud farm in Carbury, co. Kildare surrounded by Mares, Foals, Racehorses, Cows, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, Rabbits and all God’s creatures. I think I was born to be a Vet and have worked with animals my entire life either on the farm as a stable groom, dog trainer, jockey, Vet. After an early veterinary career globe trotting and working with every species from racehorses to tigers, camels and parrots I established Kildare Vet Surgery in 1999 and built an accredited pet hospital here in 2005.
My guiding ethos as a Vet is to help animals live their best natural lives. There are 3 ways we do that which make us different from other practices- We focus on your animals lifestyle helping you understand your pet and their natural needs.
We focus on preventative healthcare for your pet.
And thirdly when your pet does become ill or elderly we focus on quality of Life issues before we do the usual array of scans and tests.
Our health plans are a life plan to keep your pet healthy. We are now developing daycare facilities, boarding kennels, a dog park, dog training service, pet fitness centre and our Groome Vet range of premium food. All these innovations are moving me closer to my life time aim of helping animals live their best natural lives. I have established also a sister company GymDog limited which will develop our Pet Gym service alongside Groome Vets to further improve pet’s lives by offering dog training, day care, fitness and therapy. This will make our hospital, resort and therapy centre for pets at South Green Road Kildare unique in Ireland.
I believe our mission of Helping Pets live their Best Lives is a unique statement in the Irish Veterinary Landscape
I recruit like minded people who’ve also grown up with animals and are here to support pet owners. “”