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

    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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    Dec 27, 2013

    Fox News, national
    Banfield Pet Hospital recently partnered with the American Humane Association to sponsor a new 50’ rescue rig focused on the Northeast FEMA region. This rig is ready to provide emergency services to pets in the event of a large-scale natural or man-made disaster. On December 27, 2013, Fox & Friends interviewed American Humane Association’s CEO Robin Ganzert who explained the importance of emergency services for pets.
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    Dec 11, 2013

    Portland, Ore.
    Banfield Pet Hospital®, the world’s largest veterinary practice, and its internal research team, Banfield Applied Research & Knowledge (BARK), released today the top pet names of 2013, pulled from its database of nearly 2.5 million pets nationwide. As the records revealed, pet owners looked high and low to find inspiration for their pets’ names in 2013, including some of the year’s hottest films, celebrity news and pop culture, while other pet names seemed to have an origin uniquely all their own.
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    Dec 03, 2013

    Portland, Ore.
    Banfield Charitable Trust®, Banfield Pet Hospital® and Royal Canin® invite pet owners and advocates across the country to take the Pledge to End Pet Hunger in support of the 8th annual holiday pet food drive. The program—launched on November 29 and running through December 31—raises awareness about pet hunger, collects pet food and raises funds to benefit senior citizen pet owners needing support in the care of their companions.
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    Dec 03, 2013

    FOX 5-TV, Washington, DC
    Dr. Amy Bowman, regional medical director for Banfield Pet Hospital, appeared live on FOX 5’s “Morning News” on December 2nd. Dr. Bowman provided tips to pet owners on proper pet food storage. Keeping pet food correctly packaged and stored protects pets against health risks, including food poisoning.
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    Nov 29, 2013

    WJBK-TV, Detroit, MI
    Dr. Katie Martin of Banfield Pet Hospital of Ann Arbor appeared live on ”My Fox Detroit” morning show and provided tips to help your four-legged friends have a happy, healthy holiday season.
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    Oct 28, 2013

    WNWS-TV, Arlington, Virginia
    Dr. Amy Bowman, regional medical director for Banfield Pet Hospital, appeared live on WNWS-TV’s “Let’s Talk Live” show in Arlington, VA on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Dr. Bowman discussed our wellness plans, the benefits of preventive care and our Washington DC-area hospitals, including the new Woodbridge and Manassas-Bull Run locations.
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  • Media & Press Inquiries

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