From the Field
Addressing the Growing Problem of Overweight Pets
Pet owners may not see how overweight their pet is or be willing to address the problem. Banfield's 2020 VET Report assesses the problem of pet obesity.
Pet owners may not see how overweight their pet is or be willing to address the problem. Banfield’s 2020 VET Report assesses the problem of pet obesity.
Measuring Patient Outcomes
Developing a patient outcome improvement program that focuses on both treatments within a hospital and results of care outside the hospital provides a more holistic view of the entirety of patient outcomes.
Build Lasting Client Bonds That Make an Impact
Being a veterinarian is a calling. We go through years of schooling and dedicate our lives to practicing veterinary medicine because we have a deep desire to care for pets. But what school doesn’t always prepare us for are the complexities of effectively communicating with clients.
Loneliness, Pets, and the Role of Vets
We know pets can help fight loneliness and social isolation, but what is the role of veterinarians? Read more about the veterinarians’ role in the human-animal bond with both companion animals and service animals.
Osteoarthritis: When Age Is Not to Blame
As veterinary professionals, we know all too well that the signs of osteoarthritis (OA) can be missed or misinterpreted by pet owners. Many times, the subtler clinical signs associated with osteoarthritis are thought to be normal age-related changes. Because this leads to underdiagnosis of OA, we focused Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2019 State of Pet Health® Report on osteoarthritis, including how the condition is linked to excess weight.
Facing Veterinarians’ Financial Burdens Together as an Industry
Student debt is among the most critical issues facing veterinarians—and we can all do something to help.
Supporting Emotional and Mental Health in the Veterinary Profession
Mental and emotional health is becoming less taboo in the veterinary world as compassion fatigue, cyberbullying, and more escalate. Banfield is realizing the importance of transparency and assistance.
Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in Arthritic Pets
Managing osteoarthritis, particularly in pets with excess weight, is not new to the veterinary profession; however, we found several opportunities exist to improve the care these affected pets receive. Quality medical management of OA requires a multi-faceted diagnostic and treatment plan—a combination of diagnostic testing, multi-modal pain management, and weight management must be considered to most effectively improve patient outcomes.
The Importance of Elevating Veterinary Technicians
Banfield is invested in supporting credentialed veterinary technicians. In addition to increasing hourly pay and continuing education funding for all our veterinary technicians in 2018, Banfield is supporting the Veterinary Nurse Initiative.