What we do

Banfield’s focus is on preventive care, which includes behavior, dental care, nutrition, parasite control and vaccinations. In addition to preventive care, Banfield also performs surgeries and other life-saving procedures.

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What diversity means to us

We are committed to diversity and developing local talent. Banfield hospital has the freedom to respond to local needs and shape practices that are culturally sensitive and consistent with open collaboration, communication and respect for all.

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Our core values

As a division of Mars, Banfield aligns with the five core principles of: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. These core principles link directly to our CSR efforts giving back to and volunteering in our communities.

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Life in lockdown: how to make children’s playtime with pets safe and enjoyable

16/05/2020 06:00am | 1163 views

by Nancy Gee

One of the most noticeable changes to daily life since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has been social distancing. Both here in the US and around the world, the need to slow the spread of the virus has seen vast numbers of us living in lockdown and – as a result – spending many more hours at home.

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Choosing a chew - how hard can it be?

14/05/2020 06:00am | 1199 views

By Joanna Gale

If you’re currently spending more time than usual with your dog, you might be thinking of treating them to some new chews or toys. Dogs love to chew. Actually, dogs NEED to chew. Puppies especially so. It’s an important behaviour for them, and it’s both natural and normal. That’s not to say it’s not frustrating for us dog owners if the items they choose to chew are furniture, shoes or your children’s favourite toys. I’m a little more sympathetic than usual to these challenges as we’ve recently welcomed a new pup into our family. Our 9 week old Labrador, Dorothy, is reminding me daily that the time we spent tidying all the children’s toys and shoes away into toy boxes and wardrobes before she arrived was time well spent! Some things can’t be tidied away though, and she’s become particularly fond of chewing the corner of the rug on our kitchen floor! Luckily, although I do love the kitchen rug, I love Dorothy more. But it’s clear that if dogs and puppies need to chew, they must be given safe toys and chews of their own to get their teeth into.

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Vet Jobs for the Girls? How Gender Bias Can Exist Even in a Female Dominated Profession

03/06/2019 06:00am | 3158 views

By Joanna Gale

Mark and Elizabeth. No, not two characters from the long-running TV show ER (although they were – and I was a big fan) but two imaginary veterinarians, brought to life by the British Veterinary Association for their research into gender discrimination in the veterinary profession. Now, you might be wondering why this research was carried out. Given that the veterinary profession is dominated by women – 80% of veterinary students and 60% of practicing vets in the UK are female with similar proportions in the US – isn’t discrimination against them a thing of the past? Sadly not, as the study results showed.

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About the company

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Banfield Careers


Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in 1955 in Portland, Oregon, and today is based a few miles north in Vancouver, Washington. 

Since its founding, Banfield has grown to more than 1,000 hospitals across the U.S. and Puerto Rico – as well as a teaching hospital in Mexico City, Mexico – making it the largest general veterinary practice in the world. In 1994, Banfield entered into a partnership with PetSmart, and today, many of its hospitals can be found within PetSmart stores. In 2007, it joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses.  

Because of its size and scale, Banfield has the unique ability – and feels a responsibility – to share trends and insights with not only pet owners but also the veterinary industry at large.

For example, Banfield maintains the largest electronic veterinary medical records database – reflecting more than eight million pet visits annually – which enables the practice to analyze trends and deliver findings through its annual State of Pet Healthand Veterinary Emerging Topicsreports.

Sustaining and supporting more than 1,000 hospitals depends upon not only taking care and meeting the needs of current associates but also hiring diverse, skilled talent. In addition to great demand for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, Banfield also seeks a broad range of talent, including other hospital team members and corporate associates at its headquarters.

Banfield offers compelling opportunities for both veterinary students and its associates. For students, this includes opportunities to gain hands-on hospital experience and immerse themselves in Banfield’s culture, mission and values. As a result, many of them return as associates post-graduation. When they do, Banfield offers a mentorship program that pairs all new graduates with experienced leaders within the company. Additionally, as part of Banfield’s Veterinary Student Debt Relief Pilot Program, the practice offers a one-time $2,500 payment to eligible doctors for each qualifying Banfield student program in which they participated prior to graduation.

Banfield also provides the opportunity for its associates to advance their careers. In addition to various personal growth and professional development opportunities, the practice offers a robust set of benefits and programs to its associates centered on mind and body, financial, career, and community well-being, such as flexible schedules, community volunteering programs, and Banfield-sponsored industry memberships.

Banfield also strives to be a force for good through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. Banfield's charitable arm, the Banfield Foundation, was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of pets and communities. In 2017, Banfield Pet Hospital – including the work of the Banfield Foundation – was named among Points of Light's Civic 50 as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S.