Small Animal 

Small Animal Team Harleigh VetsThe small animal practice has developed rapidly providing personal care for your pet from our team of vets and qualified nurses at the purpose built surgery. We treat mainly dogs and cats but also cater for an increasing number of small furry animals.

The small animal department has been expanded by the arrival of Joe Hill who is very experienced and is particularly interested in Orthopaedics using modern techniques to repair damaged bones and joints.

We have recently introduced an appointment system in Bodmin due to the long waiting times during busy surgeries. This will allow us to spread out the work and ensure that we can give you our full attention without you waiting as before.

Appointments can be made by phone on Bodmin 72323 after 8.30am Monday to Saturday.

8.45 - 10.15 Weekdays

2.00 - 4.00 Weekdays

5.00 - 6.15 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

4.30 - 5.15 Wednesday

Spring offer- Microchips only £12
Have you thought about how worrying it would be if you were to lose your pet?

It is a sad fact that more than 300,000 pets get lost or go missing every year in the UK.

Why not microchip your pet to ensure it's safe return?

Micro-chipping is a permanent form of identification. A 'chip' (about the size of a long grain of rice) is injected under the skin of your pet, between the the shoulder blades. This chip carries a unique number that allows your pet to be traced to you when scanned. The owner's contact details are stored on a national database.  A dog should have a collar and tag as this is a legal requirement and a microchip doesn't replace the need for a collar.

In the event of an animal being injured in an accident and the owner's details are unavailable, a veterinary practice will only carry out basic first aid. A microchip will enable rapid retrieval of the owner's details, thus allowing the opportunity for more comprehensive medical treatment that may potentially save your pet's life.

What is a microchip?

Hardly bigger than a grain of rice, a microchip has a unique 15-digit code that is the key to all your pet's details.

  • Permanent.
  • Tamperproof.
  • Sedation/anesthesia not required.
  • Easy to implant by trained veterinary nurses or veterinarians.
  • Owner contact details can be altered at any time after implantation without removal/replacement of the microchip.
  • Facilitates accurate record-keeping for breeding purposes.


  • Migration of microchip is possible, although rare.
  • Risk of introducing infection via the implantation site (risk considered very low if appropriate technique employed).
  • No visible means of identification.

How does it work?

Each Tracer microchip has a unique code which is linked to the national 24-hour Petlog database. We will log all of your details with Petlog via a paper registration form or online. The database contains all of your details such as your name, address and phone number. If your pet is found away from home, most vets, animal charities and local authorities will have a scanner to read the Tracer microchip and retrieve your pet's details. Your pet can then be returned to you safe and sound.

Can any animal be microchipped?

Dogs, cats and rabbits are the most commonly microchipped animals, but many others can also benefit from microchipping. Birds, horses, reptiles (such as snakes and tortoises), fish and almost any small mammals can all be microchipped.

How long does the microchip last?

Once your pet has been microchipped it lasts for life! The microchip itself cannot be tampered with once it is implanted and the registration with Petlog has no expiry date, although changes to your details will be charged for unless you have opted to become a Petlog Premium customer.

If you are interested in having your pet microchipped please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.

Kernow Vet Group

Our locations

Harleigh Road, Bodmin
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Call 01208 72323

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