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Our People

Overseeing a pet's lifelong preventive health care is a team effort. Part of our work is building a strong partnership between veterinarian and pet owner, and this partnership extends beyond the exam room.

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Our Communities

We believe in giving back to the communities in which we practice. Our associates volunteer in activities for a range of nonprofit organizations across the country—from cleaning up city dog parks to packing food—we strengthen the pet-human connection.

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Our Profession

We demonstrate our commitment to preventive pet health care by supporting the Partners for Healthy Pets initiative. We devote resources to educating pet owners on the importance of proactive disease management. The result: a healthier pet population.

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Weight, Weight…Don’t Tell Me: Why Dog Owners Should Care about Pet Obesity

06/05/2019 06:00am | 4649 views

By Karen Faunt

I am lucky to have two beautiful dogs: A three-year-old collie named Juniper and a one-year-old Taiwanese Mountain Dog named Zeppo with unbelievably expressive ears. I love them both, and they bring so much joy to my life. 

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Outsmart Fleas and Ticks with the Right Prevention for your Pet

11/10/2018 06:00am | 7208 views

Fleas and ticks love to make themselves at home in your house. They might be there even when you can’t see them. Many pet owners think they only need to worry about these pests in seasonal or warm weather, but thanks to our warm winter accommodations, both fleas and ticks can be active year-round. 

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Floppy Ears, Short Noses – Your Pet’s Features May Need Special Care

03/07/2018 06:00am | 9569 views

There are many physical features that make our pets so adorable and Instagramable – from floppy ears to goofy faces. 

But many of those same features come with specific health considerations. Veterinary care is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why it’s so important to develop a relationship with a veterinarian you trust, so you can take proper care of your pet in every environment. 

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About the company

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Banfield Pet Hospital


We know that caring for a pet doesn’t begin and end in the veterinarian’s office. It’s something pet owners do every day, which is why they need a pet care partner they can trust.

Banfield is proud to be the largest general veterinary practice in the world. Our focus has been on preventive care since we opened our first small practice in Portland, Oregon in 1955. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Incorporated, family of businesses, and together we use our size and scale to make a difference in the lives of pets and their families. Today, we are 17,000 associates strong, in 1000 hospitals in neighborhoods across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. We also have a teaching hospital in Mexico City, Mexico. Our hospitals are committed to giving pets the highest quality of veterinary care—everything from thorough physical exams, complete lab work-ups and dental cleanings to X-rays and surgery. As pet care partners, our teams explain pet examinations and encourage questions so pet owners can feel confident they have all the information needed to ensure their pets’ continued good health at home. We believe that working together is the best way to keep pets their healthiest, and it’s why we’re here today—to be our clients’ partner in pet care. Learn more about us at www.banfield.com.

As a practice, we also firmly believe all pets deserve access to veterinary care. This belief inspired our Banfield’s charitable arm, the Banfield Foundation, which was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of pets and communities. The foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us. For more information and stories of impact, visit www.banfieldfoundation.org.