Project Description

Pet Microchips

Microchips are tiny (about the size of a grain of rice) and each have a unique number. This number can then be registered to a pet and enables them to be identified.

Information linked to the chip includes phone number(s), home address, guardian’s name and identifying information about the pet.

Microchips are invaluable if your pet becomes lost or is stolen. If found they should be scanned and would  be able to be reunited with you. This means it is important to keep your details up to date.

Since 6th April 2016 it is the law that all dogs, over 8 weeks of age, in the UK are microchipped with up to date information. This means all puppies should be purchased already microchipped. You can be fined up to £500 if you fail to microchip your dog.

We offer packages to breeders looking at having litter’s microchipped (and vaccinated). We can microchip older dogs, who are not already done, at home. We can also microchip cats and rabbits at home.

We strongly recommend microchips in cats although there is no legal requirement. They are essential for reuniting lost cats who can sometimes accidentally end up far from home. It also enables you to use microchip reading cat flaps which prevent other cats entering your home. Even indoor only cats would be microchipped as these cats are more likely to get lost if they ever do get outside.

Microchips are implanted under the skin between the should blades via an injection. Depending on the animal, local anaesthetic cream can be used to limit any pain.

You can also ask Dr Katie to scan your pet’s microchip at any other visit to ensure it is working correctly.

You can book in for a microchip by contacting us.

To update your details e.g. if you move house, you must contact the database directly and there may be a charge. Microchips can be registered on one of many different databases. If you are unsure where your pet is registered contact one of the below databases and they should be able to point you in the correct direction.

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“I have been using Katie for about 2 years now and have found her to be brilliant.”

Janet H

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our frequently asked questions  below. If you have any other questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Vet care in your own home takes away the stress of travel, an unfamiliar place and other animals for your pet. Many dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals are extremely stressed in the veterinary environment. This can make examination and treatment very difficult and cause further problems down the line with repeated negative experiences.

These visits are also often stressful for people, can be inconvenient times and difficult to get to if you don’t have access to transport. Instead at home you don’t have to worry about time wasted travelling or waiting in the waiting room. You can get on with your life at home and Dr Katie will arrive and start the consult straight away.

Our consults are usually 30-45 minutes long. This allows lots of time for getting to know you and your pet, a low stress exam and plenty of time for consults!

In the clinic you will often be allocated only a 10 minute appointment which is a rush to fit in history taking, clinical exam, treatment, questions and history writing! You don’t need to feel that rush with Positive Pet Mobile Vet and Dr Katie is always more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Dr Katie is based in Whiston, Staffordshire Moorlands and works around a 25 minute radius from there.
Covering Cheadle, Leek, Ashbourne, Tean, Endon, Denstone and villages in between.

Zone One and Zone Two areas can be seen here.

Further visits can be arrange but an additional surcharge will be applied. Please contact us to discuss if you are out of area.

Home vet visits are no designed for emergency situations. In a true emergency it is likely your pet will require hospitalisation for further work up and stabilisation (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, IV fluids).
So please ring Lime Trees Veterinary Clinic on 01782 385285.

Their hospital in Meir also host VetsNow for out of hours cover.

Dr Katie mainly sees dogs, cats and rabbits.

Guinea pigs, small ferries (e.g. hamster, rats, gerbils, mice) and tortoises can also be seen but for more complex cases Dr Katie would recommend seeing an exotic pet specialist vet.

  • Pet health check
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea and worm treatments
  • Microchipping
  • Claw clipping
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Minor procedures
  • Diagnostic tests (urine tests, blood tests, skin test)
  • Pet euthanasia
You can pay with cash or card at the time of your consult or via BACS in advance.
For purchases not in person (e.g. repeat prescriptions) invoices will be emailed to pay online or you can pay via BACS.
Yes! Most medication will be available there and then at your consultation. Some medications may have to be ordered in specially or a prescription can be bought to enable you to buy the medication yourself online.
Call us on 07521 300999, or email
Please ensure that you have completed our Contact Form

Please let us know days of the week/time which are best suited for you so that we can offer you some available appointments to suit.

Dr Katie works with Lime Trees Veterinary Clinic for all treatment requiring hospitalisation, including surgery. Dr Katie will pass on all your details and inform Lime Trees of your pet’s treatment plan.

If you live further a field and would prefer to use a different practice for surgery this can be arrange too.

Dr Katie offers a home euthanasia service and strives to make this extremely upsetting experience as easy as it possibly can be.

She takes her time to ensure you and your pet can have plenty of cuddles. Sedation is routinely used for pets to ensure their last moments are not stressful. Cremation, including having their ashes returned can all be organised by Dr Katie for you.

You can read more about our gentle, in home euthanasia here.

Our aim is to be competitive with traditional vets for medication and procedures and you can see a price guide here.

Our consult fee includes the call out fee. In zone one are £45 and zone two £50. Click here to see which zone you are in.

 If you have any other questions, please contact us

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