News & Press Room

Here you'll find the most up-to-the-minute news and press releases from Banfield addressing a wide variety of topics from new veterinary research to upcoming professional events.

  • News

    Oct 08, 2014

    Portland, OR
    Banfield is proud to introduce its first-ever children's book titled, My Very, Very Busy Day!
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    Jul 15, 2014

    Livestrong.com, National
    Summer is in full swing and for many dog owner that means enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, exploring new areas can bring you and your pet into contact with contagious diseases that can spread between animals and people. On Livestrong.com, Banfield Pet Hospital’s Dr. David Dilmore shares tips for protecting pets from two such diseases, Lyme disease and Giardia, during the summer months.
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    Jun 06, 2014

    The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, National
    With the start of the 2014 hurricane season in the Northeast, Banfield Pet Hospital and American Humane Association mobilized its new, 50-foot Red Star® emergency rescue vehicle to ensure pet owners and their pets are prepared to weather the storms ahead. Dr. George Melillo, Banfield’s Northeast regional medical director, was interviewed on FOX News Channel’s “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” and provided tips for pet owners to safeguard their pets in the event of a large scale disaster.
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    May 20, 2014

    The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon
    May is National Pet Month! OregonLive online posted an article on May 1 announcing the kickoff of Pet Month at the Portland Children’s Museum, sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital. May is filled with fun activities including FutureVet and Ask the Vet meant to educate and inspire children on the principles of preventive care.
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    May 19, 2014

    With the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season bearing down on the Northeast, Banfield Pet Hospital and the American Humane Association will mobilize its new, 50-foot Red StarTM emergency rescue vehicle to ensure pet owners and their pets are prepared to weather the storms ahead.
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    Apr 25, 2014

    TODAY Show, National
    Banfield Pet Hospital’s State of Pet Health ™ 2014 Report made national news on the April 19 edition of the TODAY Show. Dr. Nina Nardi from our Canoga Park, CA hospital was interviewed in the segment and reviewed key findings from the report, including the rise in feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and Lyme disease in dogs. Dr. Nardi also explored where viewers should be vigilant of infectious diseases, including in their own backyard.
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    Apr 21, 2014

    Denver Post’s YourHub, Denver, Colorado
    Denver Post’s YourHub online published an article on April 8th recapping a recent community event hosted by Banfield in partnership with the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) and PetAid Animal Hospital. On March 22nd 17 students attending the SAVMA conference in Loveland took a “field trip” to PetAid where they learned from Banfield associates best practices in preventive care. Over 40 pets received wellness exams as a result of this partnership.
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    Apr 15, 2014

    Portland, OR
    Banfield Pet Hospital released its State of Pet Health™ 2014 Report today, revealing a staggering 48 percent increase in the prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in cats and a 21 percent increase in the prevalence of infection with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease in dogs.
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    Apr 03, 2014

    Portland, OR
    Banfield Pet Hospital® today announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Portland, Ore. to Vancouver, Wash. in late 2015.
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    Mar 31, 2014

    St. Augustine Record , St. Augustine, Florida
    On March 29, 2014, Banfield opened its first location in St. Augustine, Florida. Dr. Ramon Nieves, the Chief of Staff at the St. Augustine hospital, was interviewed by the St. Augustine Record where he explained the advantages of being part of the Banfield family. To commemorate the grand opening, Banfield provided free veterinary services to the SAFE Pet Rescue on March 25 and 27, as well as donating 20 percent of opening weekend revenue to the nonprofit.
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    Mar 27, 2014

    Portland, OR
    Former Director of U.S. Professional and Veterinary Affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition to Lead Medical Operations and Advancement for the World’s Largest Veterinary Practice
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    Mar 10, 2014

    WAPA and Telemundo , Puerto Rico
    Banfield opened its second hospital Puerto Rico at El Señorial Plaza in South San Juan on March 1, 2014. The grand opening was featured on Puerto Rican TV stations WAPA and Telemundo with an interview with spokesdoctor Rhemuel Valcarcel. The opening celebration included a contest titled “My Pet is a Star” with celebrity guest Jamie Mayol onsite to judge the furry contestants on their singing and dancing skills. The grand winner received a one-year Optimum Wellness Plan®. To further commemorate the grand opening, we donated a day of free veterinary services to El Faro de Los Animales and 20 percent of grand opening revenue to Humane Society of Puerto Rico.
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    Mar 03, 2014

    FOX 5 News, Washington D.C.
    Dr. Amy Bowman, Mid Atlantic Regional Medical Director for Banfield Pet Hospital gives great preventive care tips for pet owners with dogs and cats that love to give slobbery signs of affection. Dr. Bowman was interviewed by FOX 5 in Washington, DC on February 27, 2014 and provided practical advice to the age-old adage that kissing your pet might be bad for your health.
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    Feb 11, 2014

    ABC News, national
    As much of the country endures freezing temperatures, Banfield Pet Hospital reminds pet owners to be mindful of their furry family members. Dr. George Melillo, Banfield's Northeast regional medical director, was interviewed on February 3, 2014 by ABC News and he provided 6 pet safety tips to keep pets safe during below-zero temperatures.
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    Feb 11, 2014

    NewsIsMyBusiness.com, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
    Banfield is expanding to Puerto Rico and recently opened its first hospital in Guaynabo at San Patricio Plaza on Feb. 1. In addition to providing state-of-the-art preventive veterinary care to the pet owners of Puerto Rico, Banfield is committed to supporting local animal welfare organizations on the island. Banfield commemorated the grand opening by providing free veterinary services to El Faro de los Animales during the week of Jan. 9 and also donated 20 percent of its opening weekend revenue to the organization. We will open our second hospital at Senorial Plaza on March 1, 2014.
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