Our mission comes to life through our associates. Meet the real people of Banfield and hear their stories.
This profession chose me. I chose Banfield.
Dr. Kirk Breuninger
Director, Strategic Planning
Dr. Molly McAllister
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Lilian Wong
Product Manager, Veterinary Experience
Dr. Mary Guerra
Dr. Kirk Breuninger, Director, Strategic Planning
I always knew I wanted to have a broader, bigger impact on the profession.
Kirk Breuninger, VMD, MPH, DACVPM Director, Strategic Planning
Dr. Kirk Breuninger was named Pennsylvania’s 2015 Veterinarian of the Year, but he didn’t always have the skills and confidence that ultimately earned him this top honor.
When he first started his career with Banfield he felt overwhelmed in the hospital and left after a year to pursue a master’s degree. He returned to Banfield in 2012 with a renewed commitment and a sharp focus on what he wanted from his career – the ability to impact other veterinarians and the profession as a whole.
Dr. Molly McAllister, Chief Medical Officer
There is no question in my mind that we are making a difference and learning things that will make pets’ lives better in the long run.
Molly McAllister, DVM Chief Medical Officer
Molly’s career path has had its share of twists and turns. She worked in both small and large animal practices, did wildlife rehabilitation and worked in the pet food industry with Royal Canin before her journey led her to Banfield in 2012. Driven by her belief in evidence-based medicine and her dedication to knowledge sharing, she’s found a home on Banfield’s Applied Research and Knowledge (BARK) team.
Now, she lends her talent and expertise to determining what types of research her team will conduct, and how that information can be shared out with our practice and the profession at large.
Watch Molly’s video to learn more.
Dr. Lilian Wong, Product Manager, Veterinary Experience
Being a veterinarian and a mom, it’s harder to find time to give back to the community. But it’s great to work for a company that encourages it.
Lilian Wong, DVMProduct Manager, Veterinary Experience
Giving back to the community has always been a part of Dr. Lilian Wong’s life for as long as she can remember. As kids her age were saving their allowance to spend on themselves, Lilian was donating hers to animal organizations.
When Lilian graduated from vet school, became a new mom and returned to work, she wanted to continue being active in her community. While many people might give that up when life gets a little hectic, Lilian was determined to balance it all. Banfield gave her the flexibility to do everything she wanted. For Lilian, that’s a perfect fit.
Watch Lilian’s video to learn more.
Dr. Mary Guerra, Field Director
I get to do what I do best and I get to have an impact on my profession and the veterinarians that are around me. And that is what I've always wanted.
Mary Guerra, DVM Field Director
Dr. Mary Guerra believes it is her calling to develop people. If there’s anything she can do to help others, she considers it a privilege. It’s no surprise, then, that her commitment to her team earned her Banfield’s “Chief of Staff of the Year” award and then a promotion to Medical Director.
Mary knows that a team that works well together can always accomplish more than an individual. Her priority as a medical director is to get to know the associates in the hospitals she oversees—from their strengths and opportunities to their goals and aspirations—so she can provide the right coaching and support at the right time, every time.
Watch Mary’s video to learn more.