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Is Big Data the Future of Veterinary Medicine?

Posted on by Catherine Rhoads

Big data has been a buzz word for a while now. The term “big data” refers to datasets that are either too large or too complex to process using traditional database methods, and the term is also used interchangeably to … Continue reading

Banfield/PetAid Colorado Community Practice Experience

Posted on by Nina Silberstein

When I was in college and had the opportunity to intern in the field, I had hopes of learning all about the world of advertising from the ground up. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t learn much about the industry I … Continue reading

Rethinking Pet Health Care

Posted on by Elizabeth Lund, DVM, MPH, PhD

Television commercials don’t usually catch my attention, but there’s a commercial for a local hospital network in Portland, Ore., that compels me to listen. The backdrop is simple: a number of different patients from different walks of life are being … Continue reading

Stories from the 2013 Mars Ambassador Program (MAP)

Posted on by Sharon DeBusk

I consider myself lucky to work for a company that’s all about helping pets and their families. In my six years at Banfield, I’ve never had to look far for inspiring stories about the important and life-changing work that Banfield … Continue reading

Flipping the Switch on Pet Weight Loss

Posted on by Nate Spofford, MPH

A friend of mine recently commented on the “cute” belly hanging from our family cat, Smallie. The comment was intended as a lighthearted observation, but it highlighted an important area of concern for our family. Smallie’s veterinarian has confirmed that … Continue reading

Banfield/U. Minn. Study Shines Light on Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted on by Ashlee Addleman, MPH

Jordon the cat is monitored for early signs of the disease as she ages Feline Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has been the topic of conversation at my dinner table for the last couple of months. Our family cat, Jordan, will … Continue reading

Emotions, Pet Ownership and Veterinary Care

Posted on by Ari Zabell, DVM

We own pets because we want another being to share our lives, emotions and love with—openly, honestly and without apology. The reality is that pets typically live shorter lives than we do and rely on their owners to make good … Continue reading

Striving for Work-Life Balance

Posted on by Heidi M. Cooley, DVM

It’s March, and my New Year’s resolution has already slipped by the wayside. Every January, I firmly proclaim, “This is the year I will find it… the enigma that is the elusive work-life balance.” I’ve heard about the goal of … Continue reading

Is it Simply Old Age? Recognizing and Treating Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

Posted on by Summer Hedges, DVM

When Cousteau, my elderly chocolate and tan Cocker Spaniel, inexplicably attempted to leap over a 3-foot baby gate, I was startled by his enthusiasm but not the resulting crash when he connected with the gate and brought it tumbling to … Continue reading

Spring 2014 Banfield Journal Tackles Subject of Preventive Dentistry

Posted on by Nina Silberstein

The Spring 2014 edition of the Banfield Journal is now available. This first issue of the year—published in an exclusive digital format—focuses on preventive dentistry in pets and why it’s important to take a proactive approach to dental health. In … Continue reading

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