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  • Pet MicroChip Registration. Done.

    Pet MicroChip Registration. Done.

    At the beginning of October 2015 AVID launched a new and enhanced version of its pet MicroChip registration system for vets, rescue centres, dog wardens, breeders and individual pet MicroChip implanters.


    The original version launched a few years ago was well liked by customers, but we felt it could be improved.


    With the rise in the use of mobile phones and tablets, the new website has been designed to be fully responsive and function well across all platforms, which is particularly useful to those who don't always work at a desktop PC.


    Compulsory MicroChipping
    In 2016 the introduction of compulsory microchipping will affect the information which will need to be recorded at the point of registration. The biggest changes relate to MicroChips being implanted for breeders, which AVID are pleased to say our system can already facilitate.


    Simon Clark, manager at AVID Plc, said 'We asked users of our website to give us their feedback, both good and bad, so that we knew where we could make improvements. Taking all of the feedback in to account and working with the new legislation, we are proud to have produced a registration system which will build on the success of our previous version.'


    'It is important for us to be at the forefront of developments, both in designing our systems but also in utilising new technologies. We felt it was important to launch the new system well in advance of the new legislation coming in to force, so that everyone has a chance to become familiar with it and contact us with any questions.'


    Initial Feedback
    We are pleased to have developed a system which meets our customers' requirements, with 100% of respondents saying that they were extremely satisfied with our new system, in a recent survey about it.


    When A Stray MicroChipped Pet Is Found
    The other side to the system is the ability to search for MicroChip details when a stray pet is found. The latest version of our system will automatically check whether a MicroChip is registered with PETtrac or an alternative database, by performing a live search against all compliant databases in real-time.


    If a MicroChip is found to be with PETtrac it is then possible to retrieve keeper and pet details electronically via the website. Of course this is only possible to authorised users via their secure login.


    If the MicroChip is registered with a different database, the contact details will be provided for that organisation instead.


    Try The New System Today
    Anyone wishing to try the new MicroChip registration system should visit www.avidplc.com/done for more information or contact freephone 0800 652 7 977.