Banfield Pet Hospital celebrates its grand opening in Abingdon Saturday with contests and giveaways


A new Banfield Pet Hospital in the Constant Friendship shopping center is celebrating its grand opening Saturday. Here are the details:


The World’s Largest Veterinary Practice Celebrates the Grand Opening of its New Location 


ABINGDON, Md.March 12, 2011 The doctor is in at the new Banfield® Pet Hospitalin 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’ Valera, 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’ Valera, and Dr. Suraya Haldeman. For more information about Banfield Pet Hospital visit


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.