The 6 vans, medical supplies, and resources will bring preventative care to rural communities, inner cities, and native nations
Banfield Foundation announced it will donate 6 mobile veterinary units to nonprofit partners across the United States. These mobile units will help make preventative care accessible for the pets that need it most.
"The vans were designed to bring veterinary care into local communities and make care more accessible," said Jeff Ellison, chief operating officer for Banfield Pet Hospital in an organizational release.1 "The innovation work taught us a lot about the value of mobile units, and it also uncovered opportunities to make mobile care possible in under resourced communities where transportation is a limiting factor. Partnering with the Banfield Foundation to solve these challenges has been a real honor—we're incredibly proud to collectively deliver on our shared purpose: A Better World for Pets."
According to the release,1 these mobile vans were part of Banfield Pet Hospital’s learn and test innovation strategy. However, in 2022, it was determined that the vans would be better off used to support the Banfield Foundation and its nonprofit partners. Along with the vans, the nonprofit partners will also receive vaccines and medical supplies funded by Banfield Foundation to support community-based clinics.
The 6 nonprofits receiving the new vans, grant recipients and initiatives are1:
"We are on a mission to bring more care to more pets in more places—these mobile units help us deliver that care in new and meaningful ways," said Kim Van Syoc, executive director of Banfield Foundation.1 "We're improving lives by removing barriers to care and providing new tools and resources for partners who share the same commitment to free and low-cost care that we do. But most importantly, we are bringing care directly to neighborhoods and communities—we are meeting pets and pet owners where they live!"
BANFIELD FOUNDATION DONATES MOBILE VETERINARY UNITS, BRINGING PREVENTIVE CARE TO RURAL COMMUNITIES, INNER CITIES AND NATIVE NATIONS. News releases. Banfield Pet Hospital. June 15, 2023. Accessed June 16, 2023. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/banfield-foundation-donates-mobile-veterinary-units-bringing-preventive-care-to-rural-communities-inner-cities-and-native-nations-301851467.html