We are delighted to announce participation by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) into VetCompass from November 2014. VetCompass team member Dan O’Neill speaks for us all in welcoming PDSA onboard: ‘The involvement of PDSA will be hugely valuable to VetCompass by augmenting our existing database with their vital insight into health issues affecting PDSA patients across the UK.’ Steve Howard, Head of Clinical Services at PDSA says: ‘As the largest UK veterinary charity, PDSA provides free veterinary services to sick and injured animals & promotes responsible pet care. PDSA cares for more than 400,000 pets and provides 2.7 million treatments each year. Alongside our provision of frontline clinical care, PDSA has recognised the benefits that its large clinical database can bring to important nationwide epidemiological initiatives such as VetCompass. We hope that our involvement in this initiative will aid in the further development of evidence based veterinary medicine.