Vancouver lands Banfield Pet Hospital HQ | The Columbian

Look for more coverage of Banfield Pet Hospital’s move to Vancouver in the coming days.
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Several months after Banfield Pet Hospital broke ground on their new corporate headquarters in Vancouver – located just west of SE 192nd Avenue along SE Mill Plain Blvd. in the Columbia Tech Center – the campus is abuzz with construction activity.
Banfield Pet Hospital says its new corporate headquarters in Vancouver, Washington, has won LEED Platinum certification for green features.
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As writer Sue Vorenberg points out in a story set to publish online later today (for subscribers; it's also our Strategies piece in the PBJ print edition, which lands Friday), Banfield Pet Hospital's new Vancouver headquarters seem a bit out of place. Banfield Pet Hospital HQ Moving To Vancouver . News | OPB
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Dr. Rachael Wood was raised in Northern Idaho and moved to Vancouver, WA in 2012 when she joined Banfield after finishing veterinary school at Washington State University. She obtained her B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a B.A. in Spanish in 2006 from the University of Idaho. During her undergraduate education, she had the opportunity to study Spanish in the Basque region of Spain for six months, and enjoys the opportunity to use Spanish with clients. She considers herself lucky to have a career that blends her love for animals with her passion for medicine, and enjoys partnering with clients to provide lifelong care for their pets. She appreciates all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in preventive medicine and hospice care.

When not in the hospital, Dr. Wood enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, Tim, and son, Isaac. They have a Bluetick Coonhound mix named Bentley and a black and tan cat named Mia. In her free time she enjoys swimming, hiking, skiing and traveling around the world.GBS extended a friendly paw (er, hand) to some of our favorite furry friends through our recent role as sustainability consultants to the new Banfield Pet Hospital Corporate Campus, located in Vancouver, Washington. Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1955, Banfield Pet Hospital is the largest general veterinary practice in the world. Today, as a member of the Mars, Inc. family of businesses, it boasts nearly 975 pet hospitals and employs 16,000 associates across the United States and Puerto Rico.From our hospital front desks to our field leaders to our home office in Vancouver, WA, every Banfield associate contributes to our mission of making a better world for pets. In addition to our commitment to delivering world class veterinary care to our clients, we also give back to the communities where we live, work and play through volunteer efforts, disaster relief assistance and partnerships to advance the veterinary profession as a whole.Banfield Pet Hospital’s new 17.5-acre corporate campus in east Vancouver will include three office buildings designed by one of the Northwest’s top architects, a half-acre off-leash dog exercise area, and lush landscaping, company officials disclosed Thursday.VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital's new corporate headquarters has earned LEED Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council's highest possible designation. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human-health performance.Leavitt called landing Banfield Pet Hospital’s headquarters a huge achievement for his city, comparing the news to hospital giant PeaceHealth’s decision to move its headquarters from Bellevue to east Vancouver in 2011. The health care company, like Banfield Pet Hospital, was attracted by Clark County’s high-ranking school systems and housing that is considered fairly affordable in the Portland metropolitan area.