Agria supports PetSavers with funding for Student Research

Agria Pet Insurance is supporting the vital charitable work of PetSavers with a £1,500 donation set to fund a study into treatment for a serious illness in companion pets.

PetSavers is the UK’s leading veterinary charity and a division of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA). Funded entirely through donations, PetSavers is dedicated to improving the health of companion pets by relieving the distress and pain caused by diseases.

The donation from Agria will enable PetSavers to fund a Student Research Project. These are awarded annually to veterinary students undertaking study into specific illness, currently including: Erythropoietin in Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour Disease and developing novel biocompatible and antimicrobial coatings for orthopaedic implants in dogs.

The results of PetSavers Student Research Projects are published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice and quickly passed on to the veterinary world for use in practice. In fact, as the only charity that funds veterinary studies for companion animals, many pets visiting a vet will benefit directly from treatment identified in a PetSavers’ study.

Chair of PetSavers, and vet, Susan Macaldowie, says, “Thanks to Agria’s generous donation, PetSavers will be able to fund a Student Research Project and support the charity’s aim to raise awareness of its vital work.

“As a vet, I always recommend that clients take out pet insurance; with this backing, should their pet need treatment, they can access the latest approaches and cutting-edge treatments without concern over cost.”

Janet Hughes, Head of Veterinary Business for Agria Pet Insurance, says, “We are delighted to support the advanced, life-changing studies funded by PetSavers, and it is a great honour to play a part in the critical work they do to help our companion animals.”

Janet and Agria’s Managing Director, Simon Wheeler, will present the cheque to PetSavers during the BSAVA Congress on, Friday 7th April, at 10am, on the Pet Savers stand.