Banfield Pet Hospital to open stand-alone branch in Solana Beach


The world’s largest pet health care provider is set to open a branch in Solana Beach.

With a grand opening tentatively scheduled for Jan. 10, Banfield Pet Hospital will offer a range of services, from preventive care to surgery. Located in the Beachwalk shopping center and headed by Medical Director Shelly Ferris, the site will feature separate dog and cat exam rooms and boarding areas that play pet-friendly videos, as well as a children’s play center and a free coffee bar.

Banfield Pet Hospital is the largest general veterinary practice in the world, with more than 880 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico. Although most are located inside PetSmart stores, this branch will be the company’s newest stand-alone location at 437 S. Highway 101, Suite 100.

Grand opening activities will include hospital tours, “Ask-the-Vet” sessions, contests, giveaways and refreshments. Pet owners will also be invited to sign up for a Banfield Optimum Wellness Plan, a comprehensive package of veterinary services that offers year-round preventive care.

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