Exterior signage for Rosevean Veterinary Practice, PenzanceRosevean Veterinary Practice is proud to give something back to our community by being the only practice in Penzance and the surrounding area providing free veterinary care for those genuinely in need of financial assistance under the PDSA PetAid Scheme

(terms and conditions apply).


The PDSA Pet Aid scheme at Rosevean Veterinary Surgery provides free veterinary treatment to those genuinely in need of financial assistance.


Your pet must have been registered at the practice for at least 6 months prior to submitting an application for PDSA Petaid.

In order to be able to register an animal on the scheme you will need to provide evidence of receipt of either of the following benefits:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit

Only one animal per household may be on the scheme at any one time.

We require all other animals in the household to be registered at Rosevean Veterinary Practice. Normal fees for veterinary treatment will be charged for these animals.

We expect clients who are benefiting from the scheme to have their pet neutered at Rosevean Veterinary Practice and to purchase vaccinations, wormers and flea treatment from us. Treatment for conditions that could have been prevented by following this ad- vice will be subject to normal practice fees.


The PDSA Petaid scheme is NOT a pet insurance policy and does not cover all treatment and procedures. It is designed to cover basic veterinary care for the registered animal to ensure that the animal does not suffer as a result of an inability to pay for veterinary care. We strongly recommend considering taking out an insurance policy to cover veterinary fees .

The following conditions are a selection of those NOT covered:

  • Any pre-existing conditions
  • Neutering
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental work
  • Out-of-hours call out fees
  • House calls
  • Referrals to specialists
  • Reproductive/breeding problems
  • Cremation fees
  • Any conditions resulting from not following Veterinary advice


PetAid-Image1Your animal needs to be registered BEFORE they become ill or have an accident.

Pick up an application form from any member of our reception team. This must be returned to the practice accompanied by a postal order and proof of benefit.

Your pet will be booked in for a PDSA health check appointment (payable by you) so a vet can assess the condition of your pet before we submit your application

If accepted on the scheme you will be given a certificate which will need to be produced every time your pet visits the practice. PDSA funded treatment cannot be given without it.

Registration needs to be renewed every six months

The scheme only applies to appointments between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Appointments at any other times must be paid for in full at the normal practice rate.

Pleas Note:

The PDSA pet aid scheme receives no government funding and Rosevean Veterinary Practice receives limited financial provision from the PDSA..

As such, we reserve the right to permit or refuse funding of treatment under the scheme as we see fit.

At all times the welfare of the animal will be paramount.

We respectfully request that all criteria for the provision of the scheme be met at all times and that we are made aware of any change of circumstances that may result in an animal no longer qualifying for the scheme.

This will enable us to continue to provide this service into the future.