He will replace Jeffrey Klausner who is retiring from the veterinary hospital group.
Banfield Pet Hospital has named Daniel Aja, DVM, senior vice president of medical operations, the new Chief Medical Officer (CMO), according to a company release. He will take the place of Jeffrey Klausner, DVM, MS, DACVIM, who will remain with Banfield in the role of senior vice president and chief medical officer until he retires at the end of 2014.
As the incoming CMO, Aja will lead medical operations and advancement, and his role will expand to include strategic leadership for the practice, selection and retention of veterinarians, and ensuring quality medicine and the cultivation of strategic relationships within the profession. "Dr. Aja shares Banfield's passion for helping pets live happier and healthier lives, and we believe he will continue to instill these core values throughout Banfield and the larger veterinary profession," says Jeffrey Klausner, DVM, in the release.