PDSA Petaid Service
The PDSA is an animal charity which aims to subsidise the cost of veterinary treatment for pets. They have hospitals in Cardiff and Swansea but if you live at one of the following postcodes you can register for treatment at Maes Glas. Please note you will be asked to make a contribution to PDSA for any treatment your pet receives.
CF31 - CF36
CF39 - CF42
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS IT NORMALLY TAKES AT LEAST A MONTH TO REGISTER, WE RECOMMEND YOU REGISTER YOUR ANIMALS EARLY AND ENSURE THAT YOU RENEW YOUR COVER ANNUALLY OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE COVERED.
Do you qualify for PDSA Vet Care?
To qualify, pet owners need to:
- Live within the defined catchment area
- Be receiving either Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit
About PDSA Petaid Cover
- PDSA Petaid service covers the treatment of sickness and injury.
- PDSA does not cover preventative health care including but not limited to: vaccination, neutering, flea and worm treatment and preventative dental treatment. Although not covered by PDSA Petaid they are strongly recommended. These preventative treatments are the responsibility of all pet owners and must be paid for. The PDSA expects you to attend the practice from which you receive PDSA Petaid service for all of the veterinary health care your pet requires.
- Please be aware that PDSA Petaid is not available for insured animals.
- Only one animal can be registered per household. It is expected that other pets within the household are registered with the practice.
- Some advanced treatments are beyond the scope of a charitable veterinary service, if you wish to have access to such treatments you should consider taking out an insurance policy for your pet instead of registering through PDSA Petaid.
- The PDSA Petaid service does not cover the cost of the following and when provided must be paid for by the client:
- - House calls and out of hour fees
- - Case referrals
- - Laboratory procedures not essential for diagnosis
- - Preventative veterinary care: vaccinations, neutering of healthy animals, flea and worm treatments
- - Health checks and pregnancy diagnosis
- - Costs related to planned matings or, in the case of accidental mating where live offspring are produced which could be sold for profit
- - Supply of prescription diets
- - Post mortem examinations
- - Cremation
- The veterinary treatment you will receive as a PDSA Petaid client is equivalent to that of an average fee paying client.
- Your Petaid registration is for a defined period as printed on your certificate. It is important you re-apply in good time in order to maintain your registration as if lapsed you will be expected to pay for all required veterinary treatment until re-registered.
- PDSA does not receive any funding from the Government for Petaid services. It is a charity dependent upon client donations to fund the service. At every visit we request that you give a donation to PDSA proportionate to the cost of treatment your pet has received.
- The acceptance of an animal onto the PDSA Petaid scheme is at the practice's discretion. As such we require all animals to be examined at your expense prior to being accepted onto the scheme. In some instances the practice may require you to treat existing conditions or where existing conditions are lifelong to fund three months of treatment prior to acceptance onto the Petaid scheme.
- You are a client of this practice, not PDSA, this means that we are responsible for the veterinary care of your pet.
Application forms are available at all of our branches. Should you wish to apply to the PDSA please collect and fill in a form and take it, along with a postal order for £7.50 made payable to PDSA, to one of our reception team who will be happy to help you with your application.