Welcome to Micro Chip 101
AVID is a worldwide leader in MicroChip identification products and services including the MicroChips, MicroChip Scanners and the PETtrac Database - PETtrac is a global 24hr pet MicroChip reunification database.
AVID is dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their owners, via the AVID pet identification MicroChip and 24hr PETtrac MicroChip Database!
Through AVID's Global Recovery System, PETtrac, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, AVID has has been continuously providing this service since 1985. PETtrac provides freephone numbers around the world, so there is no cost to you if you need to obtain owner information for a found pet, or report your pet missing; all calls are answered by trained recovery specialists - we do not use call centres.
AVID designs, manufactures, and sells its own patented MicroChips and scanners...plus...we do the work to reunite lost pets with their families! AVID supplies pet identification MicroChips which are registered on it's PETtrac Global Database to offer a 24/7 reunification service operated via freephone numbers.
AVID® pioneered the development of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for animals.
HORSEtrac™, founded by AVID in the late 80's, is the innovative recovery network that utilizes the electronic microchip to help in disasters, theft and to reunite horses with their owners.
AVID® Equine microchip products and HORSEtrac™ services, along with the original PETtrac™ global network, establish AVID as a worldwide leader in efficient databased animal recovery.
Horses enrolled in the HORSEtrac™ system are protected by real-time access to third party documentation of ownership. In many situations, this can prove to be invaluable. In cases of theft, disaster recovery or insurance claims, HORSEtrac™ stands ready.
HORSEtrac™ is operated in conjunction with PETtrac™, the largest companion animal recovery network in the United States. Combined, these two respond to over 5,000 recovery calls a week. As an added precaution, HORSEtrac™ maintains backups of the database at remote locations.
Owners become HORSEtrac™ “members” and receive special services and fast action when their horse is in trouble.
HomeAgain, an all-inclusive pet recovery and protection service, is dedicated to the safety and well-being of your pet. To take advantage of our service, your pet first needs a tiny microchip containing a permanent and unique ID number. Your next step is to enroll to access the invaluable services included in an annual HomeAgain membership.
A veterinarian simply injects a tiny microchip about the size of a grain of rice (12mm) beneath the surface of your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to a routine shot, takes only a few seconds, and your pet will not react any more than he would to a vaccination. No anesthetic is required.
The microchip itself has no internal energy source, so it will last the life of your pet. It is read by passing a microchip scanner over the pet’s shoulder blades. The scanner emits a low radio frequency that provides the power necessary to transmit the microchip’s unique code and positively identify the pet. HomeAgain is the only microchip on the market today that has the Bio-Bond™ patented anti-migration feature to help ensure that the microchip will stay in place so that it may be easily located and scanned. If your pet gets lost and is taken to an animal shelter or veterinarian, they will scan the microchip to read its unique code. This is the number used by HomeAgain to identify the pet and retrieve your contact information, which is used to contact you and reunite you with your pet.