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Veterinary Care

article-VetCaring for Our Rescues

All our animals are checked by a vet, vaccinated (age and health permitting), wormed, microchipped and where appropriate neutered before you take them home. A member of our team also assesses them so that we can learn more about each animal and make sure we find the right homes for them.

There is a weekly vet round where all the animals new to the Sanctuary receive a full health check. Any that show a problem are provided with treatment. In cases of emergency animals are taken direct to the veterinary surgery.

Microchipping Your Rescue


Microchipping is now compulsory for all dog owners in the UK. At OAS we have members of staff fully trained to microchip your dog or cat. Please call 01865 890239 to book in your pet.

What is Microchipping?

Microchipping is a simple, safe and quick procedure. It can make all the difference in being reunited with your pet should they go missing. The microchip is the size of a grain of rice and the procedure, which can be carried out by OAS, your vet or a trained implanter takes only a few minutes and lasts a lifetime.

How does a microchip help to reunite a lost pet?

Once your pet is microchipped, you and your pet’s details are stored on a database along with the microchip’s unique 15 digit code. When a missing pet is found, an authorised user (for example a vet or dog warden) will scan the pet revealing the microchip’s unique 15 digit code and contact the microchip database providing the aftercare service. The database operator will perform some security checks before releasing your contact details to the authorised user – so that you and your pet can be reunited.

As a dog owner, you must ensure:

  • Your dog is microchipped and registered with an approved microchip database.
  • Your dog must be microchipped by a veterinary professional or an implanter who has received government approved training.
  • Under the new regulations it is also a requirement that the records must be kept up to date and failure to do so could lead to enforcement action resulting in a ne for non-compliance.

Remember to keep your contact details up to date It is your responsibility as a pet owner to keep your contact details up to date on the microchip database. Please contact your vets for more information.