Author Topic: Anyone been on the microchipping course?  (Read 7694 times)

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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2009, 18:07:57 PM »
Yes cats skin is suprisingly tough and came as a shock when I was taught to give injections to Franta.

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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2009, 17:26:51 PM »
i sigeed up for this course in Feb, our local one isnt uyntil june though so having to wait. Iv e orded everything else ready though mind except the id chips themselfs as you need your pass registration number to order those.

Im looking forward to being able to ID chip all the rescues we have come in myself and offer a cheaper service to locals. Bit worried about the training though as ive heard the skin is tough to get through and I am very soft handed   :shy: :scared:

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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2009, 11:37:59 AM »
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What stops us doing it as a branch is the insurance costs.

We are lucky as we are covered by Cats Protection and that is why CP volunteers should only chip cats homed by CP as we would not be covered for insurance for other owned cats.
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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2009, 17:27:42 PM »
Suppose it depends as well on how many cats a year you are microchipping Julie as to whether its worthwhile.

Sounds as though you have a good set up with the vet though.
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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 11:47:33 AM »
I have just asked our welfare people about doing this and apparantly some people are already trained. What stops us doing it as a branch is the insurance costs. Even with the certificate, there is still a slim chance of the inserter damaging the spinal column and therefore the insurance costs aren't much cheaper than paying the vet to do it.  :shy:

I do have to say we are lucky here... we buy our own chips (which cost about £3 I think) and the vets fit them for free. So really not worth doing it ourselves.

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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2009, 20:21:42 PM »
if you check out the site www.pet-detect.com they are who we trained through and do courses throughout the country.

Thank you very much i will go take a look and get myself booked on a course if one is avaiable.  :hug:
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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2009, 10:31:14 AM »
if you check out the site www.pet-detect.com they are who we trained through and do courses throughout the country.



This is the same ones I am doing the course with at the end of May in Newbury.
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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009, 09:50:51 AM »
if you check out the site www.pet-detect.com they are who we trained through and do courses throughout the country.

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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2009, 19:36:02 PM »
This sounds like a very interesting course can anyone PM me with details of courses in my area please?
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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2008, 20:02:59 PM »
Thats a bummer  :doh:


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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008, 15:10:46 PM »
www.pet-detect.com

MM, I would rather get mine done by someone who had a certificate than someone who had been taught by a vet - Molly and Ginger were done by a petshop owner who had done the course

The 3 hr 'course' is done by a vet, would be quicker for lesley if she didnt have to wait for a place to become available

Unfortunately, if done with my vet I would not get a certificate and also would still have to buy my microchips through them, with them putting a mark up on them.
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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 15:07:59 PM »
www.pet-detect.com

MM, I would rather get mine done by someone who had a certificate than someone who had been taught by a vet - Molly and Ginger were done by a petshop owner who had done the course

The 3 hr 'course' is done by a vet, would be quicker for lesley if she didnt have to wait for a place to become available


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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2008, 21:26:07 PM »
Can you pm me the details Lesley, I would be very interested in doing this?
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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 19:05:42 PM »
Have you asked your vet Lesley?
A friend of mine works for a big charity and they are all taught by a vet not on a course. Im sure any vet is capable of doing this! Id hope lol


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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 13:46:22 PM »
That sounds like the same course then Angie, as I can take an Observer with me so hubby will be coming. 

Hopefully I will get a place then, still on the waiting list at the moment, if not I don't think the next one is until March :(
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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 13:10:40 PM »
Jill and me went to one (I was the observer as I can't do things like that :sick:).
It went very well. Jill now offers to go to homes for chipping and charges £12 thus making some money to help out her oldies.

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Re: Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 13:04:48 PM »
Cats Protection will pay for their volunteers to be mirco-chip trained. The trainer come to the house. She was there for a morning and trained 3 or 4 volunteers, I was there but no way can i do it I didn't even try, although my husband does it.
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Anyone been on the microchipping course?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 11:44:09 AM »
Have just put my name on the waiting list for one of the Pet-Detect microchipping courses so that I can microchip myself rather than paying the Vet.

Anyone had any experience of them?

They seem to offer a good deal to rescues (£30 plus VAT) for the course so hopefully I should be able to save some money in the future and also raise some additional income with microchipping days.
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