PDSA Cardiff is a popular vet in the Cardiff area. It actually features on the Three Best Rated website as one of the best vets in Cardiff. In this article I will look at the history of PDSA and what services Cardiff residents can expect from their local PDSA.
The PDSA was founded in 1917 by Maria Dickin. PDSA stands for The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals and it’s one the UK’s leading pet charities. It now has 48 pet hospitals within the UK and provides low cost or free vet care. When I say low cost, PSDA states that when vet care is chargeable, the typical cost is 20-30% of the cost that you would pay at an independent vet. The PDSA is funded by donations from the public. They also have a number of PDSA Charity Shops including a Cardiff branch at 229 Cowbridge Rd East. If you enjoy shopping in charity shops it is a good way to help support the PDSA. The shop accepts donations of items like clothing, books, toys and homewares.
Because the PDSA offers cheaper care than a typical vet, not all pet owners are eligible. Essentially the service is for people who can’t afford the cost of treatment. Typically if you are on some form of benefits you should quality.
PDSA Cardiff Address, Phone Number & Opening Hours
PDSA Cardiff Pet Hospital is located on Nettlefold Road, Cardiff CF24 5JQ. Their contact phone number is 029 2048 0990. According to Google their opening hours are as follows:
- Monday – Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm
- Sunday Closed
It should be noted however that currently due to lockdown restrictions PDSA Cardiff are only open for emergency, life threatening conditions. Non urgent cases are being handled by remote consultation where this is possible. This does mean they are currently unable to help with treatments like neutering, vaccinations and microchipping which can’t be carried out over the phone. They hope to be able to offer these again later in 2021.
PDSA Cardiff Reviews
If you look at the reviews on places like Google and Yell, customers seem very positive about their experiences. It seems they are compassionate and professional. Naturally being aimed at those who require lower cost vet care they also seem to score well for value.
I’d be interested in your thoughts about PDSA Cardiff vet hospital. If you have had personal experience with their services please feel free to leave a comment below.