An AVID microchip number is the unique identifying number assigned to an implantable microchip transponder manufactured by AVID Identification Systems. These transponders are widely used to aid in the identification and recovery of lost pets.
AVID is one of a number of manufacturers of implantable microchips used for animal identification. These chips are typically implanted by veterinarians. Many animal shelters also implant microchips in animals that have been adopted. These microchips provide a safe and permanent form of identification.
Owners of animals implanted with a microchip, even microchips not manufactured by AVID, may enroll in AVID's PETtrac program, which is a registration and pet recovery service. Many animal shelters use microchip scanners during their intake processes, and animals with implanted microchips are more likely to be reunited with their owners.