Banfield Pet Insurance Through PetSmart

Banfield® Pet Insurance, through PetSmart®, provides comprehensive health insurance for dogs, cats, and domestic pets in the U.S. Banfield Pet Insurance covers preventive care visits, vaccinations, testing, and treatment of illnesses for both congenital and chronic conditions.

Banfield Pet Insurance PetSmart

Banfield Pet Hospital, a leader in veterinary medicine, is the exclusive provider of PetSmart’s pet insurance plans. Banfield has more than 1,500 hospitals and health centers, making it the largest privately owned veterinary practice in the country. Banfield provides convenient, affordable care for your pets with a focus on preventive care—more than 90 percent of Banfield visits are for wellness exams, vaccinations, and minor medical issues.

The numbers show that pets who have regular checkups are less likely to have health problems that require expensive medical treatment. A simple procedure like teeth cleaning can cost hundreds of dollars at a veterinary hospital. Good preventive care from Banfield can help prevent more serious health problems down the road.

That’s why it’s important to take advantage of the comprehensive benefits package for your pet.

Is Banfield owned by PetSmart?

No. Banfield is not owned by PetSmart. Banfield is owned by privately-held Mars Inc.

Even though Banfield occupies over 850 of PetSmart’s 1,600 stores, they are still separate companies.

PetSmart has no administrative control over the running of the veterinary clinics. They are simply the leaseholders of the clinic space.

Any pets requiring overnight care must be referred to a standalone Banfield clinic or other nearby veterinary clinics.

Can you walk into Banfield?

Banfield® offers convenient walk-in services for pets, but you can also schedule an appointment.

If you have a non-urgent concern with your pet, such as a skin irritation or an ear infection, you can easily walk into Banfield and speak to a veterinarian or veterinary technician. However, if your pet needs urgent care, it’s best to call the team first. This ensures that your pet can receive the immediate care they need.

If you’re seeking urgent medical attention for your pet, please contact your local Banfield clinic as soon as possible so they can work to accommodate your pet’s needs as quickly as possible.

Banfield can also offer your pet emergency care if you’re a member of their Wellness Plan. The Wellness Plan is a program that helps keep your pet healthy so they’re less likely to become sick or injured.

How much does Banfield cost monthly?

Wellness plan pricing:

  • Dog over six months: $33.95 for Active Care and $56.95 for Special Care.
  • Cat over six months: $29.95 for Active Care and $52.95 for Special Care.

Banfield offers wellness plans that help you manage your pet’s health from puppy to senior. Every Banfield plan includes:

  • Unlimited office visits
  • Routine vaccines at no additional cost
  • Discounts on some prescription medications and other Banfield products and services
  • Banfield’s preventative health plans include wellness care coverage for dogs, cats and rabbits at all life stages – from puppy to senior.

Does Banfield keep pets overnight?

Banfield does not keep pets overnight. Pets are kept until their appointments and then they are released to their owners or guardians.


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Hannah Elizabeth is an English animal behavior author, having written for several online publications. With a degree in Animal Behaviour and over a decade of practical animal husbandry experience, Hannah's articles cover everything from pet care to wildlife conservation. When she isn't creating content for blog posts, Hannah enjoys long walks with her Rottweiler cross Senna, reading fantasy novels and breeding aquarium shrimp.

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