Brian Garish Named President of Banfield

Vancouver, WA February 01, 2017

Banfield Pet Hospital is pleased to name Brian Garish president, as which he will oversee the organization’s more than 975 hospitals and 16,000 associates.

Succeeding former CEO and President Vincent Bradley, Brian brings more than 20 years of leadership experience building and inspiring diverse, engaged and successful teams. An accomplished strategist and leader, his vision and expertise in team building and business performance have driven notable growth in the healthcare industry.

Brian joined Banfield in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw the operations support, new-hospital openings, real estate, facilities and construction teams. In his time at Banfield, Brian has been most inspired by the company’s people and purpose—and aims to foster a culture in which associates are supported in doing their best work for pets.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead Banfield Pet Hospital and empower our associates to do what they do best – impact pets’ lives,” said Brian Garish, President of Banfield Pet Hospital. “As President, I look forward to furthering our purpose of helping make a better world for pets.”

Brian’s vision for Banfield is grounded in past leadership of hospital operations, company growth and corporate partnerships. His exceptional record of business improvement and empowering high-functioning teams is based on a purpose-driven approach to leadership and implementation of reflective learning environments. Together with Banfield’s leadership team, Brian aims to further strengthen the company’s culture and quality of care—and maximize business success.

“I deeply respect Brian’s passion for the profession and look forward to partnering with him in a new capacity,” said Daniel Aja, DVM, Chief Medical Officer, Banfield Pet Hospital. “I have been incredibly impressed with Brian’s commitment to quality veterinary care and dedication to making Banfield a great place to work.”

Brian also serves on the board of the Banfield Foundation, Banfield’s nonprofit committed to improving the well-being of pets and communities.

About Banfield Pet Hospital®

Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield is the largest general-veterinary practice in the world. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, and today has more than 975 hospitals across the United States and Puerto Rico. More than 3,500 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care for three million pets annually. Banfield’s charitable arm, the Banfield Foundation, was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of pets and communities. Press seeking additional information are invited to call the Media Hotline: (888) 355-0595.

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