Funding studies to help your pets


Covid-19 update

Following UK government advice, all of our staff are working from home starting from 24th March 2020. Unfortunately you will not be able to reach us by phone until further notice so please direct general enquiries to For grant-related queries, please access our Apply for funding page. We ask for your continued patience and understanding if you need to contact us.

You can visit the BSAVA's dedicated COVID-19 pages here where you will be able to find veterinary advice, including the BSAVA's guidance on neutering, vaccinations and anaesthesia, as well as advice and resources for pet owners and businesses. 


Who we are

PetSavers is part of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and the UK's leading veterinary charity. We are dedicated to improving the health of pets by relieving the distress and pain caused by diseases, so that our companion animals can enjoy longer, fuller and healthier lives. 

About us

Clinical research

"I am a big fan of PetSavers grants because there is very little else available to fund small animal research". Hattie Syme, winner of a 2015 Student Research Project grant into feline vaccination and antibodies, explains why she believes PetSavers deserve recognition in the veterinary profession.

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Citizen Science research

PetSavers is funding a major research project at the University of Liverpool – Old Age Pets – aimed at helping veterinary professionals and owners to provide the best care for their senior dogs.


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Get involved

PetSavers relies entirely on voluntary support to continue funding crucial research. With your help, we will be able to continue funding vital research, helping our pets for years to come.

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We are run entirely by the goodwill of the veterinary profession.


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Find out about the many ways in which you can make a donation to PetSavers. 


How is exercise important to help senior dogs stay healthy? Leave a comment on the project Facebook page to contrib… 3 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Don't forget you can still apply for our Student Research Project grants! Read our helpful guidance on how to app… 4 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Researchers in our @OldAgePets citizen science project are looking at whether a dog’s breed affects when and how it… 9 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
It's Active Dog Month! It can be a struggle to keep older dogs active and healthy in their later years. The Petsave… 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Grant applications for our Master's Degree in Research are now OPEN! A PetSavers’ MDR will fund a postgraduate stud… 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
RT @OldAgePets: When do you think a dog becomes old? Don’t forget to answer our research question below if you want to contribute to the P… 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
This PetSavers paper ‘Use of acupuncture as adjuvant technique in dogs undergoing thoracolumbar hemilaminectomy’ is… 15 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
RT @OldAgePets: Today we’re looking at when a dog is considered to be old. There is no ‘right’ answer to this question and your response ma… 15 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Check out Clinical Abstracts poster #20 @BSAVACONGRESS by Josh Kennils: ‘The effect of non-absorbent hydrophobic sa… 16 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
This PetSavers paper on ‘MRI characteristics for “phantom” scratching in canine syringomyelia’ is the perfect read… 16 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
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