My Company Lives Its Purpose — A Better World for Pets — While Empowering Its Employees

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Jamie Doyle

Photo courtesy of Banfield Pet Hospital.

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June 20, 2024 at 10:43PM UTC

Banfield Pet Hospital is the largest provider of preventive veterinary care in the U.S., with over 1,000 hospitals and 19,000+ associates. More than 3,600 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care to over three million pets annually. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of practices, Banfield’s goal is to be there for pets, people, and society, leveraging its size and scale to share insights and resources to help advance the veterinary profession.

“At Banfield, we are committed to our purpose: A Better World for Pets. We strive to provide high-quality preventive care to the pets that rely on us, while making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work,” explains Jamie Doyle, Senior Learning Manager at Banfield Pet Hospital.

Doyle recently talked to us about the benefits of working at Banfield and how the company supports her and her career.

5 Guiding Principles for a passionate, diverse workforce.

Banfield believes that delivering on its purpose starts with making a better world for its associates. This commitment and “focus on our culture and our drive to innovate and change the industry for the better,” as Doyle remarked, is what helps to differentiate  Banfield.

Photo courtesy of Banfield Pet Hospital.

Banfield’s work is informed by Mars’ Five Principles, which “provide a framework for how we make decisions and show up to work each and every day,” Doyle says. The Five Principles mean that associates:

  1. Are committed to Quality of work and contributions to society.  

  2. Embrace their Responsibility (as individuals and a company) to act now.  

  3. Base decisions on Mutuality of benefit to their stakeholders.  

  4. Harness the power of Efficiency to use their resources to maximum effect.  

  5. Have the financial Freedom to make their own decisions, unrestricted by the motivations of others. 

Top benefits of working at Banfield Pet Hospital.

Banfield provides a great range of development opportunities for its associates and strives to help them grow — from continuing education and career advancement opportunities across a broad range of fields, to tools for excelling at Banfield. “We have signature processes that are embedded in our culture that support personal development. Each associate has an opportunity to create a development plan to determine what their best next move is and how they want to get there,” said Doyle. 

When asked about a few benefits that positively impact associates, Doyle noted the company’s parental leave, flexibility in work schedules and focus on equity, inclusion and diversity. Of course, these are only a few of the innovative programs and benefits that Banfield provides in order to create a team-oriented work environment and a sustained culture of health and wellbeing. Other benefits include:

  • A Veterinary Student Debt Relief Program

  • Comprehensive health, welfare and time away benefits 

  • Childcare subsidies

  • Continuing education funds

  • Banfield-sponsored industry memberships

  • Community volunteering programs

  • Stress resilience and energy management programs

  • A series of free counseling services for associates and their families through the Associate Assistance Program

As for inclusion, Banfield makes it a priority to build an inclusive workplace and community of people with diversity of thought, background, preference and approach. The company’s aim is to create an inclusive environment where all associates can be themselves and find value in their differences.

Banfield also offers a few unique perks, such as access to easy and affordable pet healthcare (with associates getting access to preventive care plans for up to three pets) and discounts at sister companies on products.

For those who want to help make a real impact on pet health in hospitals, communities and the field of veterinary medicine, Banfield, part of Mars Petcare, is a great place to work! As the nation’s largest provider of preventive veterinary medicine, Banfield has the potential to make a greater positive impact than any other practice — relying on its committed associates, like Doyle, to move forward.

Interested in working at Banfield? Browse current opportunities via the link below.

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