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Use of antimicrobial agents in veterinary medicine

Banfield is investigating current antimicrobial usage (AMU) to identify opportunities for improvement.

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How to host a preventive care clinic in your community

Banfield is proud to participate in MVP, a year-round program that enables our Associates to give back on company time in their local communities.

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Patient-centered care for cats

Every year, Banfield Pet Hospital hosts Quality Week to celebrate how our nearly 20,000 Associates show up every day to provide quality care to pets.

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Assessing the risk of becoming overweight or obese among spayed or neutered dogs

New data from Banfield found a 13% increase in dogs diagnosed as overweight or obese over a two-year period.

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Quantification of life expectancy in dogs and cats

We collaborated with Royal Canin to create life expectancy tables for dogs and cats in the United States. Check them out.

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The impact of Big Data on veterinary medicine

Data can improve the quality of veterinary medicine and advance pet health. Learn about its impact.

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Three ways to improve sustainability in veterinary medicine

Many human activities, like caring for our pets, significantly impact the environment. Learn more how we’re reducing our impact at the practice level.

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Four tested strategies to destigmatize mental health at work, encourage help-seeking behaviors

New data from Banfield underscores the importance of cultivating help-seeking behaviors among staff to create a culture of wellbeing.

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Referrals expand the array of options to meet pets’ diverse needs

Referrals have become more common in veterinary medicine with advances in diagnostic and treatment approaches and the growth of the veterinary profession.

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Vaccine-associated adverse events in dogs are far less common today

Study published in Scientific Reports reviews new data-led approach to measuring and quantifying canine wellbeing. Learn more about the potential impact.

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Genetic risk factor identified for cryptorchidism in dogs

Study published in Scientific Reports reviews new data-led approach to measuring and quantifying canine wellbeing. Learn more about the potential impact.

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Making better use of antimicrobials when treating pets’ urinary tract infections

Responsible use of antimicrobial medications is essential to ensure that effective treatments are available to treat infectious diseases in people as well as pets. Learn about our ongoing commitment.

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Mars Petcare Researchers Develop New Quality of Life Assessment to Evaluate the Wellbeing of Dogs

Study published in Scientific Reports reviews new data-led approach to measuring and quantifying canine wellbeing. Learn more about the potential impact.

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Feline hyperthyroidism more common in the Northwest and East Coast

We mapped disease prevalence among cats across the U.S., sharing these results at the recent American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum. Check out what we learned.

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Medical quality standards reduce anesthesia associated mortality in veterinary practice

As part of the quality improvement program at Banfield, find out how we focused on reducing anesthesia-related mortality in dogs and cats.

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Periodontal disease is more prevalent in small breeds and overweight dogs

As part of the quality improvement program at Banfield, find out how we focused on reducing anesthesia-related mortality in dogs and cats.

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New Report Looks at Pandemic Pet Ownership Two Years In

If you’d rather cuddle up at home with your pet instead of venturing out into the world, a new Banfield Pet Hospital survey shows you’re not alone.

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Extending quality care to pets in their homes

Virtual visits provide new ways to care for pets, expand career options, and strengthen connections between hospital teams and clients.

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Steps toward more equitable veterinary care

Delivering equitable care is part of our ongoing pursuit of quality. Learn about recent efforts that have already begun to make an impact.

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Cultivating CVTs: Attracting talent, building skills, and creating opportunities

Targeted efforts to recruit, develop, and more fully utilize CVTs enable quality pet care, improve client experiences, and boost job satisfaction among CVTs.

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