ID Microchips & Animal Health Certificates


As of April 2016 it is a legal requirement to have all dogs microchipped and contact details upId Chip to date. Microchipping is a very straight forward procedure that can be done by our vets or nurses. The chip is smaller than a grain of rice and it is inserted via an injection needle. All the details about the dog and the owner are then registered online by our reception team. The dogs must be microchipped by the age of 8 weeks.

In 2022 the government intend to make microchipping of cats mandatory. They should be done before they reach 20 weeks of age. This is to ensure cats that are lost or even stolen can be reunited with their owners more easily. 

Animal Health Certificates

At Chaseview we are able to issue dogs and cats with Animal Health Certificates. The EU pet travel scheme allows dogs, cats to travel without the need for quarantine, providing basic requirements are met. The following are necessary for travelling in the EU (including travel to the Republic of Ireland):Beagle

  • A microchip
  • Rabies vaccination – this can be done from 3 months old, and must be done at least 21 days prior to planned travel. The vaccination is a single injection that lasts for 3 years.
  • An Animal Health Certificate to be issued within 10 days of travel date. Please check for precise details well in advance of your travel plans
  • Tapeworm treatment (against Echinococcus multilocularis) – this must be given 1-5 days before returning to the UK and must be administered and signed for by a vet.

It is advisable to keep up to date with annual vaccinations (against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and leptospirosis), flea and tick treatment.

If you are travelling outside the EU there may be further requirements, specific to your destination or countries you are travelling via. Please see for more information.


We are a RCVS Accredited Practice.  This is a voluntary Practice Standards Scheme, which quality assures practices and their facilities.

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