DOWNEY - Banfield Pet Hospital, the world's largest chain of veterinary practices, will open a new location Saturday inside the PetSmart at Downey Landing.To celebrate the opening, Banfield is donating 20 percent of opening weekend revenue to Fail Safe 4 Felines, the nonprofit cat rescue organization. On Saturday, PetSmart and Banfield will be conducting tours of the new hospital while hosting contests, giveaways and "ask the vet" sessions. Banfield offers preventive care - from annual examinations and nutrition counseling - as well as surgical and prescription services. "We're very excited that Banfield is now an even greater part of the Downey community and we look forward to assisting local pet owners in providing quality care for their pets," said Dr. Ana Chazaro, lead veterinarian at the Downey hospital. Banfield operates more than 800 pet hospitals around the world. The Downey clinic will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
********** Published: March 22, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 49