What we do
PDSA is a charity. We want a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet. Every day, vets in our 48 Pet Hospitals care for sick and injured pets - saving lives, and keeping pets happy and healthy.
Treating pets is a huge part of what we do... but our work doesn't stop there. We're a leading authority on pet health and wellbeing: from raising awareness of pet obesity to surveying the state of Britain's pet nation; raising the status of animals to celebrating their contribution to our lives.
Pets are part of the family. Our four-legged friends give unconditional love and are sometimes our only companion. They don't deserve to suffer because of financial difficulty or social hardship.
Our directors make up our senior management team and bring their professional expertise and significant leadership experience to the charity.
PDSA is governed by a Council (composed of Trustees) which approves all policies and major expenditure programmes within the charity.
Find out more about our ethical, pay and recruitment, and safeguarding policies.
HRH Princess Alexandra has been PDSA's Patron since 1973. Find out more about how she has supported our charity over her many years of patronage.