Banfield Pet Hospital

To help young people meet the workforce challenges of tomorrow, they need safe spaces, positive mentors and work experiences today. That's why Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Banfield Pet Hospital are partnering to offer career exploration opportunities to teens.

Careers in the Veterinary Industry

Banfield Pet Hospital's commitment to BGCA’s workforce strategy aims to inspire the next generation of veterinary professionals by introducing teens across the country to the field through live career sessions with Banfield doctors and pets. Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Banfield Pet Hospital will engage 12 Clubs through a combination of in-person sessions and video tutorials. The in-person sessions will provide opportunities for Club youth to expand their curiosity and receive meaningful exposure to careers in the veterinary industry.

According to a 2020 study by Banfield Pet Hospital, an estimated 75 million pets in the United States may not have access to the veterinary care they need by 2030, with an important factor being a critical shortage of veterinarians. Further, with nearly 90% of veterinary professionals identifying as white according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need to not only increase the number of veterinary professionals in the United States but also diversify the talent pipeline is a critical focus area for the industry.

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The outstanding commitment of Aaron's to Boys & Girls Clubs of America has contributed to significant growth in teen membership at Clubs across the nation. Additionally, Aaron’s partnership has provided thousands of youth access to Keystone Club, a premier teen leadership experience.

About MyFuture

MyFuture provides members with a safe, fun digital platform to showcase their work and earn recognition in the form of stars, badges and master badges. It’s a space where kids can interact with each other – free from the prospect of cyberbullying – and share their accomplishments locally and nationally. It’s a great way to experience BGCA’s digital programming, make friends and build a positive self-image through online achievement.

About Banfield Pet Hospital®

Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1955 and today is a pioneer in preventive veterinary care with more than 1,000 general veterinary hospitals in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 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 brands, Banfield is committed to its purpose — A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®— because pets make a better world for us. Press seeking additional information are invited to call the Media Hotline: (888) 355-0595.