PetSmart Vet Clinic: Banfield Pet Hospital

Pet Smart Vet Clinic: Banfield Pet Hospital
Detailed Information

Banfield Pet Hospital at PetSmart provides preventive pet health care, surgery, dental care, urgent care, and other services in thousands of locations across the country.

What time does PetSmart close and open?

PetSmart opening hours are typically 9 am – 9 pm, with veterinary hours running 9 am – 6 pm. Appointments are made via Banfield’s website, over the phone or in-person at the store.

PetSmart vet prices

The price of a PetSmart vet visit is between $45 and $65 for dogs and cats, depending on location. Additional services such as vaccinations, microchips and dental care are chargeable, plus the cost of any prescribed medication. 

Cost of neutering a dog at PetSmart

Spay/neuter services run from $180 to $300 depending on species and bodyweight. The pricing takes into account the dosage for anesthetic and usually includes a 1-week follow-up appointment.

Prices of PetSmart vaccinations

PetSmart’s vaccines can cost anywhere from $30 to $125, depending on the type of vaccine.

Cost of microchipping a dog at PetSmart

The cost for microchipping a dog is around $30. Microchipping is a quick and painless procedure to implant a rice-grain-sized microchip under the pets’ skin. This microchip holds the owner’s name and contact information in the event the pet is ever lost or stolen.

Cost of Euthanasia at PetSmart

End-of-life care is something pet owners never want to think about, but it is important to plan for.

At PetSmart’s Banfield vet clinics, putting a dog to sleep costs between $50 and $100 depending on the species, plus any additional bereavement services, such as cremation. In all, the total cost of euthanasia is expected to be $175 – $300 at PetSmart.

This is more cost-effective than other private practices who may charge in excess of $200 just for the euthanasia medication.

If you have a Banfield wellness plan, arranging end-of-life services at a PetSmart Banfield clinic can get you a further discount. If you have pet insurance, your policy may cover some end-of-life costs.

Is Banfield owned by PetSmart?

The answer is no. Banfield, which is owned by privately-held Mars Inc., veterinary care within PetSmart stores has been provided by Banfield pet hospitals since 1994.

To date, Banfield occupies over 850 of PetSmart’s 1,600 stores. As of 2018, PetSmart began advertising for new veterinary clinics in 188 stores that do not currently offer veterinary care.

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

The only major service that PetSmart veterinary care does not offer is overnight care, however, there is no oversight from PetSmart. All medical care is run by the veterinary clinic. Any pets requiring overnight care must be referred to a standalone Banfield clinic or other nearby veterinary clinics.

Does PetSmart do animal checkups?

General health check-ups are available at PetSmart. Banfield Pet Hospital provides preventive pet health care, surgery, dental care, urgent care, and other services in thousands of locations across the country.

How does the Banfield wellness plan work?

Banfield offers wellness plans, which work in a similar way to pet insurance but there is no payout. Instead, the monthly costs cover the basic treatment a pet may need throughout the year, such as general health check-ups, vaccinations, and parasite prevention treatment.

PetSmart Banfield Pet Hospital Reviews

“I had my cat here for a weekend visit and they were kind enough to give her meds once a day along with additional care. I have seen that they have some mixed reviews but my experience was great! They gave me updates about my cat throughout the weekend and the staff was very friendly!”

“I am very happy with my Banfield experience. The staff is always helpful and kind, the vets are genuinely concerned, and the service is excellent.”

“I had to take my cat in for a checkup and I could not have been more pleased. The staff was friendly and helpful, the place was clean and the vet was amazing! She listened to me when I explained what I thought might be wrong with my cat, she was gentle and caring with him and she had a great way of explaining things to me so I could understand. I felt that she really cared about my cat’s well-being.”

“I have used Banfield for several years now. They are my go-to vet and I have been pleased with their services.”

“Do not take your dog to Banfields in PetSmart! They have done nothing but give him the runaround and have put his life and health at risk. My dog was bitten by an infected flea and he started developing a rash on his belly. I took him to Banfield because they said they could see him that day. They were extremely overbooked and I waited over three hours before being seen. The doctor saw my dog for less than 5 minutes, did not examine him, gave us some cream, and said he had dermatitis. I asked if it could be an infection from the flea bite, but he assured me it was dermatitis. He advised me to come back in two weeks if there was no improvement. Two weeks later when no improvement had occurred, I went back to Banfield, only to be told that they were now closed due to COVID-19. They would only see emergencies. When I told them my dog’s rash had not improved and looked worse than it did two weeks earlier, they still refused to see him because they were concerned about COVID-19. I then took my dog to another vet who diagnosed him with a bacterial infection that was likely caused by the flea bite. He has been in treatment for almost a month.”

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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