Our vets and nurses are ready to deal with everything from lifesaving surgery to vaccinations. It all happens across our network of 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices around the UK. Here are our vital statistics:
- We employ 320 veterinary surgeons and 680 nursing team members
- We treat 470,000 pets every year
- We provide 2.7 million veterinary treatments at PDSA Pet Hospitals
- We support 300,000 pet owners throughout the UK.
Eligible pet owners
We help pets whose owners receive means-tested help with council tax (Council Tax Support / Reduction) and who live within the catchment area of a PDSA Pet Hospital or PDSA Pet Practice. We’d love to help everyone, but as a charity our funds are limited, so you do have to be eligible for your pet to receive PDSA funded treatment. But whether you are eligible or not, we never turn away a sick or injured pet in an emergency. And our website contains lots of information for keeping your pet healthy and happy.
Are you eligible? Find out now online
Our vet teams
All of our PDSA Pet Hospitals provide professional care from highly qualified vets and nurses, plus dedicated support staff, like the receptionists you see when you arrive.
PDSA Pet Practices are private vets who work with us to provide treatments to the pets of those eligible owners who don’t live near one of our own hospitals. If you’re going to see a Pet Practice, register with us before getting an appointment – otherwise you’ll be charged like their other customers.
Help for dogs, cats, budgies and ‘small furries’
We can help all the most popular types of pet – dogs, cats, budgies, rabbits and other ‘small furries’ like guinea pigs, hamsters and even chinchillas. Sorry, but we don’t cover insects, reptiles or farm animals, so if Sid the Snake is looking under the weather, you’ll need to take him to a specialist vet instead.
Help for pedigree pets
Though eligible pet owners may register up to three pets with PDSA, we only treat one pedigree animal per household. It’s because pedigrees often have breed-related health problems resulting in very expensive treatment. As our charitable funds are limited, this means lots of other pets could miss out.