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Banfield Pet Hospital
Banfield Pet Hospital is an expanding chain of veterinarian clinics owned by the Mars Corporation.1
The company was founded in Portland in 1955 by Warren J. Wegert and named for the nearby Banfield Freeway. The company changed its name to Medical Management International, Inc..
MMI formed an alliance with PetSmart to add clinics in their stores in 1994 which was originally called VetSmart. Banfield began a period of rapid expansion and grew to 250 units by 2001 and became the largest privately owned veterinary practice by 2004.
Mars Corporation acquired the shares of CEO Scott Campbell in 2007. The company has grown to over 800 pet hospitals by 2016. Mars acquired VCA family of pet hospitals in 2017.
The Banfield YouTube channel has helpful videos about pet care. This video recommends getting a Microchip. I would add to the video that you should ask the vet to do a verifying scan after injecting the chip.
BTW, if you find a lost animal, most vets will scan the pet for free to help reunite it with its humans.
Corporate Time Line
- 1995: William J. Wegert opened Banfield Pet Hospital in Portland, Or near the Banfield Freeway.
- 1987: Scott Campbell bought the pet hospital.
- Campbell created Medical Management International, Inc. (MMI) as a holding company.
- 1994: PetSmart formed a partnership with Banfield to put clinics in stores which were initially called VetSmart.
- 2000: MMI purchased PetSmart Veterinary Services from PetSmart.
- 2001: Banfield had 250 clinics.
- 2001: Banfield launched BluePaw Family Pet Insurance Company. They changed the name to TruePaw after Blue Cross Blue Shield launched a trademark claim.
- 2007: Mars Incorporated bought Scott Campbell's shares in the company.
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