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What I do

I’m a veterinarian and area chief of staff for Banfield Pet Hospital. That means I split my time between treating animals and supporting other doctors at four different hospitals.

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Why I do it

I love animals, but I also love helping new doctors become confident in their skills and make their own way as a veterinarian. Seeing people do what they do best, every single day – that’s extremely rewarding.

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My Big Career Moment

Moving from Mexico to Arizona. Many nights I thought: am I making the right decision? When anticipating a move, it’s exciting. When faced with the reality of it, it’s so hard. But it’s the best decision I ever made.

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Caring for Animals and Leading People – A Perfect Combination

01/11/2021 06:00am | 275 views

Bridging two worlds seems to come naturally to Benjamin Macuil-Rojas. Animals and people … the clinic and the lab … theory and practice … Mexico and the United States. 

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About the mentor

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Benjamin Macuil-Rojas

Area Chief of Staff, Greater Phoenix Area
Banfield Pet Hospital

Benjamin Macuil-Rojas, DVM, is a veterinarian with Banfield Pet Hospital. He serves as area chief of staff for the greater Phoenix area, which means that in addition to seeing patients, he supports veterinarians at four hospitals in the metro area. He is responsible for providing guidance to doctors and hospital staff so they can focus on what they do best: provide high-quality care to pets. 

He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2011 from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in Mexico City. His years of study and practice have included small animals, horses, wildlife, zoo medicine and research. He earned a master’s degree in stem cell research, studying fat-derived stem cells from dogs. He investigated what the cells looked like and how they behaved, to learn if they might be useful in treatments for traumatic neurological problems.

Dr. Macuil-Rojas is a member of the  Latinx Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) which works to increase the visibility of current Latinx veterinary professionals and inspire more students to become veterinarians.