EAGLE ROCK — Many Eastside animal hospitals tend to be independently owned or part of a small group. But now one of the nation’s largest operators of veterinary hospitals, Banfield Pet Hospital, has opened an outlet in an Eagle Rock shopping center, complete with pet-friendly videos playing in the boarding area and a complementary coffee bar (do dogs and cats like lattes?).
Banfield held a grand opening this past weekend for the 3,000-square-foot hospital in the newly expanded Figueroa Street shopping center anchored by Vons market. In addition to surgical services, the Eagle Rock hospital will also offer preventative care and nutritional care, according to the company.
Banfield, which operates more than 900 hospitals, including many at PetSmart stores, will staff its Eagle Rock location with 10 employees, including two veterinarians. Why did Banfield open an outlet in Eagle Rock?
“It’s important to us to find locations where the population is passionate about pets,” Woods said via email. “We are looking forward to partnering with Eagle Rock pet parents on the care of their furry family members.”