Our centenary: 100 years of PDSA

This year we're celebrating a very special milestone - 100 years of treating sick and injured pets. Since our first hospital opened in 1917, we've treated millions of pets right across the UK and provided a lifeline for families in need.

We've achieved a huge amount in the last 100 years but we've only just begun! As we celebrate our past we're also looking to the future and we're asking you to be a part of it - by donating, fundraising or joining us at one of our special events.

However you get involved, you'll be helping us build a brighter future for sick and vulnerable pets.

Watch the story of PDSA:

A century of saving pets and changing lives:

Our History

We've achieved a lot in the last 100 years, from saving pets during the Blitz to setting up the UK's first pet slimming club. Explore our history with our interactive timeline. 

See our history

PDSA Today

Saving, protecting and healing pets has been our mission for 100 years. Find out about our modern day Pet Hospitals and our team of lifesaving vets. 

What we do


We’re thrilled to announce that Chips, a US army dog, has received a PDSA Dickin Medal for bravery and devotion to duty during the US Army’s invasion of Sicily on 10 July 1943.

Read Chips' story

Join our Centenary Celebrations


Donate to PDSA

Will you help save pets for another 100 years? Your donation will help us carry out life-saving operations and stop pets suffering.

Donate now

Volunteer with us

Join our team and help us help animals while having fun, making friends and gaining valuable experience.


Fundraise for us

As we turn 100, we're looking towards the future. Become a PDSA fundraiser and be a huge part of our very special year. 

Find out more