Stephanie Neuvirth Joins Banfield Pet Hospital® Senior Leadership Team

Vancouver, WA April 24, 2017

Banfield Pet Hospital named Stephanie Neuvirth senior vice president of the organization’s People & Organization (P&O) department.

In her new role, Stephanie also joins Banfield’s senior leadership team, assuming responsibility for the leadership, vision and strategic planning for P&O, which includes associate relations, human resource (HR) systems, compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, learning and development.

“Our people are the heart and soul of Banfield Pet Hospital,” said Brian Garish, president, Banfield Pet Hospital. “As part of our senior leadership team, Stephanie’s breadth and depth of HR leadership will be critical in helping Banfield achieve its sharpened strategy of being an employer of choice.”

Stephanie joined Banfield in July 2015 as vice president of talent acquisition. In that role, her passionate leadership was instrumental in strengthening doctor hiring and retention. In November, Stephanie transitioned into the P&O lead role for Banfield, which included executing on short- and long-term strategies in support of doctor recruitment, engagement and wellbeing that will strengthen the company’s associate-focused practices for years to come.

“As a believer in purpose-driven leadership, I joined Banfield because the organization’s mission and committement to its people deeply resonated with me,” said Stephanie Neuvirth, SVP, P&O, Banfield Pet Hospital. “Today, I am more confident than ever in both the company and the opportunity that lies ahead—and look forward to helping create a better world for pets and veterinary professionals.”

Stephanie brings more than 25 years of broad HR experience to her new role, including leadership roles with Mars Food, Mars Petcare, the Walt Disney Company and Advantage Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Banfield, she was chief HR and diversity officer for City of Hope, a biomedical cancer research institute and health system. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Denver and holds a master’s in business administration from U.S. International University. Based out of Banfield’s Vancouver, WA headquarters, Stephanie resides in Camas, WA with her family, including a Beagle named Lucy.

About Banfield Pet Hospital

Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield is the largest general-veterinary practice in the world. In 2007, Banfield joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, and today has more than 975 hospitals across the United States and Puerto Rico. More than 3,500 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care for three million pets annually. Banfield's charitable arm, the Banfield Foundation, was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of pets and communities. Press seeking additional information are invited to call the Media Hotline: (888) 355-0595.

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