A memory on Facebook from May 2018. Thank you Pete The Vet and David Bowles, sadly the answer from BVA remains a No – we don’t want to police microchips 💔

@DavidBowles21 from RSPCA at #CFSG Big Tent asking a good question: why don’t vets compulsorily scan every new pet for a microchip? Surely this would solve the stolen dog issue? @BritishVets say it’s complicated eg what to do if a woman has a dog registered to a man who is her ex-partner with a different name. Vets don’t want to be policemen.