Banfield Pet Hospital Barks Up the Right Tree in Abingdon

The world’s largest veterinary practice celebrates the grand opening of its new location

For Immediate Release

Kim Aumiller
Humane Society of Harford County
410-836-1090, x111

Brett Rolin
Banfield Pet Hospital® Media Hotline, 1-888-355-0595

Danielle Paleafico
Coyne Public Relations

Abingdon, MD (February 28, 2012) – The doctor is in at the new Banfield® Pet Hospital in Abingdon! The world’s largest veterinary practice, is hosting its official grand opening on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 412 Constant Friendship Boulevard, Abingdon, Md. To celebrate the newest location, PetSmart® and Banfield have teamed up to host grand opening activities including refreshments, contests, giveaways, “Ask-the-Vet” and hospital tours. To further commemorate the grand opening and give back to the loyal pet community, 20 percent of Banfield’s opening weekend revenue will be donated to the Humane Society of Harford County, Inc.

Offering preventative care including everything from annual examinations and nutrition counseling to prescriptions and surgical needs, Abingdon-area pet owners have a one-stop shop to pamper their pets while keeping them healthy with high quality veterinary care. Additionally, pet owners are invited to meet their local veterinarians and sign up for Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plans®, a comprehensive package that allows Abingdon pet owners to provide preventive care year-round.

“Banfield is very excited to join the Abingdon community,” said Dr. Rene’ Varela, lead veterinarian at the Abington hospital. “We look forward to assisting local pet owners in providing quality care for their pets with a strong focus on preventive medicine.”

With more than 800 hospitals across the country, Banfield Pet Hospitals offer the most advanced, high-quality veterinary care available to pets. From routine checkups and vaccinations, to a comprehensive range of ongoing medical services, Banfield Pet Hospital is Abingdon’s new caring partner in pet care.

The hospital will be open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff veterinarians include Dr. Rene’ Varela, and Dr. Suraya Haldeman. For more information about Banfield Pet Hospital visit

About The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc.
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community. Visit for more information and follow us at

About Banfield Pet Hospital
Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield has become the largest general veterinary practice in the world, with more than 800 hospitals in neighborhoods across the United States. More than 2,400 veterinarians at Banfield are committed to giving pets the highest quality of veterinary care. Banfield hospitals offer a full range of comprehensive medical services, computerized medical records, preventive care plans for pets and extended operating hours. Banfield Pet Hospital helps extend the lives of millions of pets each year through Optimum Wellness Plans®. For journalists seeking more information, please visit our press room at or contact our 24-hour Media Hotline at 888-355-0595.