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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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. 


Applications for a BSAVA PetSavers' Master's Degree by Research (MDR) close on 31st August! This will fund a postgr… 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
We can’t wait to share the surveys for the @OldAgePets project with you once they’ve passed through ethical approv… 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
We’re pleased to say we are close to finalising both the vet and owner surveys for the @OldAgePets project, for whi… 14 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Our @OldAgePets team found that the average age at which the five most common dog breeds are taken to the vets with… 18 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Our @OldAgePets study looked at whether a dog’s breed affects how its age is perceived by vets. They noted a signif… 21 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
‘There are myriad ways to support older dogs, including ensuring ease of access to areas, adapting feeding position… 24 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Corneal ulceration is a common ocular condition in dogs, and bacterial invasion of such ulcers can impair vision an… 25 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
In our recent interview with Carl Gorman, we discussed the importance of the owner-vet relationship in caring for s… 28 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
We recently spoke to BSAVA junior vice president Carl Gorman about his book ‘The Ageing Dog’, which ties in perfect… about a month ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
RT @OldAgePets: Lisa's presentation "“Just old age” - A qualitative investigation of UK owner experiences and attitudes to ageing of senior… about a month ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
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