Pet Aid and PDSA
The PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) is a charitable organisation that provide veterinary care for pets whose owners are not in the position to pay for private veterinary care.
The PDSA run the Pet Aid scheme in conjunction with local veterinary practices who agree to provide this service. BOTH the PDSA and Valley Veterinary Group fund this service. The PDSA pay a small amount per month for each client registered. Valley Veterinary Group pays for the remaining treatment. The PDSA do not reimburse the practice for the full cost of treatment.
To qualify for this scheme, clients must be in receipt of either HOUSING BENEFIT or COUNCIL TAX BENEFIT. No other benefit will qualify. Only clients from postcodes KA1, KA3, KA4, KA16 and KA17 will qualify.
To register on the scheme the client must fill out an application form, take it to their local council office to certify proof of benefit and then return the from to the practice with a £7.50 postal order. After this (normally about 4 weeks later we will verify the application).
Registrations generally last 6months and it is the pet owner’s responsibility to renew the application one month before it expires to ensure continuous cover.
A CLIENT IS ONLY ALLOWED ONE PET ON THE SCHEME.
ALL PETS NEED TO BE NEUTERED AND VACCINATED FOR US TO PROCESS THE APPLICATION TO THE PDSA.
Pet Aid will not cover:
- Preventative health care
- Annual vaccinations
- Flea treatment
- Worming treatment
- Dental care
- Nail clipping
- Prescription food
- Non-medical surgery
- House visits
- Herbal/complimentary/nutraceutical treatment
- Whelping issues
- Caesarean sections
Although clients are not having to pay their veterinary bill after treatment, it is essential that they try and, if at all possible, leave a donation for the PDSA, to help the charity continue to provide this invaluable service.