PetSavers is the grant awarding division of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and has been dedicated to improving the health of the nation’s pets since 1974. It funds research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases for which we currently have no effective treatments.

Funded solely by charitable donations, PetSavers has invested more than £2 million in vital clinical research and training programmes over the past 40 years, in areas as diverse as kidney disease, anaemia, diabetes, feline leukaemia, deafness, cancer and heart disease, to name but a few. 

There are two routes to helping the cause; either fundraising for PetSavers, by doing something as easy as having a collection box on your practice reception or holding a cake sale, or applying for a grant and having a direct influence on finding cures for diseases which affect companion animals.


Important grant deadline dates

  • Clinical Research Project - 31st January
  • Student Research grant - 31st January, 30th April and 31st August 
  • Master's Degree by Research - 31st August


Fundraise for us

PetSavers relies entirely on voluntary support to continue funding crucial research. There are many ways that you can get involved and help. You can make a donation, join an event or leave a legacy in your will. With your help we will be able to continue funding vital research, helping pets for years to come.

Visit the fundraising section of the PetSavers website

Study for us

PetSavers funds crucial clinical research designed to advance our knowledge of conditions affecting small animals and with potential to relieve illness and suffering. The projects are selected in the hope that study results will have a rapid and positive impact on the way diseases are diagnosed, managed and treated in general practice as well as at a specialist level.

Visit the grants section of the PetSavers website

PetSavers patron

Acclaimed writer and broadcaster, Gyles Brandreth, is the PetSavers patron and recently told us, "I believe that we humans benefit in so many ways from being pet owners. There is no National Health Service to fund the advancement of veterinary science, so it is up to us as individuals to do what we can to redress the balance and help ensure that veterinary medicine continues to grow.”

Visit the PetSavers website to find out more

PetSavers products

Support PetSavers by purchasing from the range of products for both veterinary and client use, including collars, recovery blankets, poop bags and cards.

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PetSavers client guides

Printable guides on owning your first puppy, kitten, guinea pig and rabbit plus caring for your elderly pet and advice on how to deal with the loss of a pet.

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Latest news

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