Susan Macaldowie, past Chair of the BSAVA PetSavers’ Management Committee:
“Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We have been fundraising and allocating grants to help with research into small animal (pet) diseases for over 40 years. We operate in the rapidly evolving field of small animal medical and surgical advances, but many projects have relevance to large numbers of pets, who may be affected by disease or benefit from improvements in preventative care.
A big part of our work is fundraising, to allow us to continue providing the money. Volunteers run our committees to coordinate this and scrutinise the grant applications we receive, supported by a few dedicated staff members within the BSAVA office. In addition, we depend on vets, nurses, practices and owners around the country getting involved in events and collections on our behalf. Awareness of the charity amongst pet owners, breeders and the veterinary profession is key, as all help to inform research needs, seeing the incidence and changing trends in our pet population.”