PetSavers is the fundraising and grant awarding arm of BSAVA, and was founded as the Clinical Studies Trust Fund in 1974 by a group of veterinary surgeons. To this day, we remain funded solely by charitable donations, receiving none of the BSAVA membership fee. Over the last nearly 50 years, we have invested more than £2 million in vital clinical research and training programmes, in areas as diverse as kidney disease, anaemia, diabetes, feline leukaemia, deafness, cancer and heart disease.
While several charities are devoted to the prevention of cruelty and suffering in animals, few are concerned with the study and improvement of pet medicine and surgery. We strive to be the UK’s leading veterinary charity provider of grants solely dedicated to supporting clinical research into companion animal diseases.
To achieve our aim, we award grants to researchers in universities, practices and research organisations enabling veterinary surgeons, nurses and academics to advance clinical investigations into the problems associated with pet animal medicine and surgery. Only studies involving naturally occurring diseases in small animals are considered and are undertaken to the highest ethical, scientific and veterinary standards.
Our purpose: To drive excellence in veterinary practice to improve the health and welfare of small animals.
Our mission: To fund vital clinical research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of pets, so that vets always have the knowledge they need to counter the distress and pain caused by those diseases.
Together we can help our companion animals live longer, fuller and healthier lives.
There are many ways to donate to PetSavers and every bit helps to fund breakthroughs in veterinary science.
With countless grants awarded over our 40-year history, we’ve made a real difference to improving the health and welfare of small animals. Find out about our impact here.
Read about the various grants we offer and find out how to apply. We have grants for every stage of their your research career so make sure to check them out!
Every bit of support, no matter how big or small, helps us continue to fund the research needed to improve the lives of our pets. Find out how you can help by donating, fundraising or volunteering today.
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