Banfield Foundation

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Get to know the Banfield Foundation, our mission and our impact.

About the Banfield Foundation

From Banfield Pet Hospital’s start as a single hospital in 1955, to our presence today with more than 1,000 hospitals across the country and Puerto Rico, we have been committed to giving back.

At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us.

Download our 2019 Impact Report for highlights of our fourth full year of operation.

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Donations help us provide veterinary care for the pets of homeless people, enable survivors of domestic abuse to transition to safety with their pets and provide critical medical equipment to shelter and rescue organizations, just to name a few. Your donation enables this important work to continue and is 100% tax deductible.

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The People Behind the Programs

Kim Van Syoc
Executive Director

Alison Benninger
Director of Finance

Steven Kenton
Community Programs

Paula Little
Director of Development

Lane Murphy
Community Programs

Our Board of Directors

Jeannine Taaffe
President and Chairman of the Board, Banfield Foundation
Vice President, Digital Health, Kinship

Brian Garish
President, Banfield Pet Hospital

Anthony Guerrieri
SVP, Corporate Affairs, Banfield Pet Hospital

Jeff Irving, CPA
VP, Operational Finance, Banfield Pet Hospital

Julie L. Lawless
SVP, Corporate Affairs, Elanco

Brent Mayabb, DVM
Vice President and Chief Veterinary Officer, Royal Canin

Hannah Peters
Managing Director, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Charlotte A. Rossetter
Mars Family volunteer

Jacque Schrock, DVM
Director of Veterinary Quality, Banfield Pet Hospital

Kimberly-Ann Therrien, DVM
Vice President of Veterinary Quality,
Midwest Region, Banfield Pet Hospital

Winson Wong
Head of Labs, Kinship