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What I do

I oversee 18 Banfield Pet Hospitals in New England, making sure they have the tools and support they need to delight our clients and fulfill Banfield’s purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

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Why I do it

I love the responsibility of managing a business and leading people, especially seeing someone evolve from being new in their career into a position of leadership. It’s fulfilling to help someone grow and achieve something they want.

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My Big Career Moment

The moment I realized what it means to lead others. All along, I had been looking at how I can impact the organization. But I realized leadership is more about equipping people, so THEY can impact the organization.

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Equipping People to Be Successful

29/12/2019 06:00am | 962 views

By Kim Perez

David Soto excels at putting things in place for success – paving the way and equipping others with the tools and expertise they need to reach their goals.

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About the mentor

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David Soto

Field Director, New England North
Banfield Pet Hospital

As field director for Banfield Pet Hospital, David Soto oversees 18 hospitals throughout the northeast, covering territory that stretches from Concord, New Hampshire down to south Boston, Massachusetts. He manages and mentors 18 hospital leaders and supports the leaders and their teams by making sure they have what they need to provide high-quality pet care and live Banfield’s purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. 

Soto gained his management expertise as an Operations Sergeant in the United States Army, serving two years active duty and six years in the Army Reserves. He put that expertise to use as a store manager for a large specialty crafts and fabrics retail chain, then as a district manager for a major American healthcare and pharmacy company. He joined Banfield in 2016 as field director. 

He specializes in helping people grow into positions of leadership, whether leading associates at Banfield or mentoring teens by volunteering with nonprofit Boston Cares.