Where your money goes

Where supporters money goesIt’s always helpful to see just what your support can achieve.

Every donation, no matter how small, can make a big difference to animal health and veterinary education, both in the UK and around the world.

From 2005 - 2010 the RCVS Knowledge has invested over £2.7 million in innovative and high calibre projects across a wide range of species and disease areas in the UK and overseas.


As a result, the RCVS Knowledge has:

  • Invested nearly £900,000 in improving the health and well-being of dogs, cats and other popular household pets.
  • Funded over £600,000 worth of projects benefiting cattle and other farm animals.
  • Awarded grants of nearly £300,000 to improve the welfare of horses.
  • Backed studies and initiatives aimed at improving the emotional and welfare needs of veterinarians, totalling £190,000.
  • Devoted over £100,000 to research relating to zoonotic diseases and work which leads to a greater understanding of human health issues.
  • Given £10,000 to fund special equipment for assessing lameness in dogs, cats and horses.


Below are some examples of what your money could buy: 

  • £75 would buy a latest textbook for the Library.
  • £100 would repair and preserve a rare ancient text.
  • £500 could fund a valued EMS grant for an undergraduate to explore research methods.
  • £1,000 could send a UK vet to use their skills in the developing world with a travel grant.
  • £5,000 could be a major contribution to the Library space refurbishment.
  • £20,000 would fund a Blue Sky Research project in one of the major UK vet schools.