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What I Do

As SVP, People & Organization at Banfield, my goal is to create a healthy, energized and inclusive work environment that embraces our associates’ unique differences while cultivating a culture that allows them to reach their full potential.

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Why I Do It

I believe that if we make a better world for the veterinary professionals, we create a healthier world for pets and people. Helping pets live better allows humans to live healthier and happier lives.

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My Big Career Moment

Banfield’s student-debt benefit program is the most significant contribution in my career. Making a positive impact on people lives and overall wellbeing inspires me to discover endless possibilities for the betterment of others.

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The Gift of Feedback

19/12/2014 09:12pm | 7244 views

High anxiety, defensive behaviors, and emotional blame are all common reactions to the word "feedback." Yet, if we are striving for excellence, how do we improve and make real time corrections if we are not open to continuous learning?

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Collaborative Leadership Will Bring You Bigger and Better Outcomes

10/10/2013 01:02pm | 21191 views

Prevalent in modern education is the cognitive theory, based on Gestalt psychology, that “the whole is more than the sum of its parts.” Twenty-first century leadership requires this same kind of thinking. We need individuals, or groups, coming together to create something bigger than they could create on their own; bringing groups together and leveraging their collective knowledge, relationships and resources for bigger and better mutual outcomes That is, we need collaborative leadership that adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

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Rise by Helping Others: The Importance of Leading With the Heart

15/02/2018 06:00am | 6430 views

We all know that an organization needs strong leadership to get the most out of employees. In fact, the relationship between leaders and their teams is foundational for all workplace performance. That’s why companies invest millions each year in training for managers to communicate better, set effective goals, and measure results. Yet, even when managers do these things well, many still miss the mark on unleashing the tremendous talent that is in their team. Why is that? Is breakthrough performance really reserved for just the rare few exceptional leaders among us? What do they know that the rest of us don’t?

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About Our Associates

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Stephanie Neuvirth

Senior Vice President, People & Organization
Banfield Pet Hospital

Stephanie Neuvirth is responsible for the leadership, vision and strategic planning for all People and Organization (P&O), including Associate Relations, Human Resource Systems, Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, and Talent and Learning. Prior to joining Banfield, Stephanie held HR leadership roles with City of Hope, Mars Food, Mars Petcare, the Walt Disney Company and Advantage Sales and Marketing. She is a graduate of the University of Denver and holds a master's in business administration from U.S. International University. Stephanie and her husband have two daughters and a Beagle named Lucy.