Two New Resources for Veterinary Professionals

Banfield released two new resources for veterinary professionals at the Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX). Julie Heade, Industry Relations Specialist at Banfield Pet Hospital, supplied the following information on each resource to disseminate as you see fit, including a one-pager outlining key findings from the 2018 VET Report. Please feel free to use the information below in a newsletter or other communications to your members. If you have any questions about either of these resources, please reach out to Julie Heade  at or 360-784-5234.

With over 1,000 hospitals across the U.S. serving over 3 million pets each year, Banfield Pet Hospital has a vast amount of data at its fingertips—data that they leverage to not only improve clinical care within Banfield hospitals, but also within the broader profession. Banfield recently announced two new resources for veterinary professionals:

Anesthesia and Analgesia for the Veterinary Practitioner: Canine and Feline

For the past 15 years, Banfield has made its Anesthesia for the Pet Practitioner publication available externally. The newest edition, Anesthesia and Analgesia for the Veterinary Practitioner: Canine and Feline, is the result of years of collaboration between Banfield veterinarians, anesthesiologists, research analysts and industry partners alike.

These resources are intended to provide every member of the hospital team with tools to deliver quality anesthesia and, ultimately, improve patient safety and outcomes for pets. For the first time, the publication is also accompanied by learning tools and medical quality standards to support a more comprehensive anesthesia program.

In addition to the updated anesthesia book, the new online suite of tools—found at — includes Medical Quality Standards to support key behaviors and actions while delivering care, job aids to support each phase of anesthesia, and an anesthesia dosage calculator and monitoring form to capture patient-specific needs.

Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET)® Report
Banfield has once again joined forces with the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) to publish its second annual VET Report. The 2018 VET Report focuses on antimicrobial usage in felines, expanding the conversation started in the 2017 VET Report around this same issue in canine patients.

Overuse of antibiotic treatments in companion animal medicine is contributing to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, in part due to a lack of awareness of existing guidelines. The 2018 VET Report places a special focus on prescription patterns and also provides practical tips to help improve compliance among feline patients.

For more information and to download the full report, visit

This information is shared as a benefit of Banfield Pet Hospital’s
Platinum-level Strategic Initiative Partnership with VMAE.