Charitable Work

We are committed to helping local people and their pets who may, through no fault of their own, struggle to cover the cost of private veterinary care in Reading and the surrounding areas.  We have a long history of working with national and local charities to provide our services to those in need. 

We are very proud to be Reading's PDSA Practice

PDSA Scheme at Shinfield Vets

This important scheme enables eligible pet owners to receive certain treatment funded by the PDSA for their pets at this practice.  

PDSA Vet Care services are only available to pet owners who receive either Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit, and live within a defined catchment area around our practice.

All popular domestic pets are treated:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Hamsters
  • Guinea pigs
  • Gerbils
  • Rats
  • Mice
Shinfield Vets' Terms and Conditions of Registration on the PDSA PetAid Scheme

Registration is entirely at the discretion of the Clinic Veterinary Surgeons and management. The animal must have been fully vaccinated within the last 12 months and must be fully vaccinated at all times while on the scheme. Any charges made as a result of, or in connection with, your animal being unvaccinated will not be covered by the PetAid scheme.   

Before acceptance onto the scheme, the animal must be examined by a practice Veterinary Surgeon in order to confirm that it is currently well and free from any symptoms of injury or disease; a standard consultation charge will be made for this examination.

The practice strongly recommends neutering. PDSA registered animals will be entitled to neutering procedures at a discount of 40% from normal Clinic Prices.  

Please contact reception to discuss the requirements, for entry to the scheme, for your pet at this practice.  For further information and to check your eligibility please got to the PDSA website or call 0800 731 2502. 

Please note, the following types of treatment are not covered by PDSA PetAid:  

Vaccinations, routine neutering, flea and worming preventive treatments, advanced medical and surgical treatments that would normally be referred to a specialist, supply of prescription pet foods , laboratory tests not essential for diagnosis, post-mortem examinations, health checks, pregnancy diagnosis, house calls and cremation services.

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