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Mistakenly, I took one of my little girls (Pug) to Banfield in Lake Mary Florida for a UTI. After my 3rd paid visit and her UTI getting worse, all Banfield would focus on is me committing to an expensive wellness plan.

On my third visit, I told the desk person that would not pay one more dime for another exam. I told her that I just wanted the right antibiotic. She said that there would not be a charge it was only a recheck.

Well now a collection agency wants a visit fee. Boycott for your pet and my pets' sakes.

Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Wellness Plan.

Monetary Loss: $28.

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Anonymous
#551764

Agree...high sales tactics for services not asked for or necessary. STAY AWAY!

Anonymous
#539297

Medical Management International (MMI) has the best interests of our furry and feathered friends at heart. As the largest pet-specific veterinary hospital operator in the world, the unit of Mars provides medical services and procedures for pets through clinics in more than 760 PetSmart stores. Under the Banfield, The Pet Hospital name, it employs some 2,250 veterinarians. It also operates veterinary hospitals in Canada, the UK, and Mexico. In addition to its hospital business, MMI offers pet wellness plans, which provide discounts on preventive care (vaccinations, annual exams) and other veterinary services. The company, founded in 1955, is 21%-owned by top pet products retailer PetSmart.

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Address: 8000 NE Tillamook

Portland, OR 97213-0998

Phone: 503-256-7299

Fax: 503-922-6000

Financial Highlights

Fiscal Year End: December

Key People

• President and CEO: John Payne

• EVP and COO: Tony Ueber

• SVP and CFO: Phil Freeman

here is the info on the owners ceo of banfield

Anonymous
#539292

Gabby our feline furbaby died in Feb 2012, Banfield was the ones who killed her, they wanted me to sign a release of liability banfield is also Medical Management International, Inc. The advocate team is well rehearsed but lacks real compassion.

they stopped billing us for the wellness aka death plan for 6 months, just this past month started the billing again.

Talk about reopening the wound.I am thankful that I didnt sign any settlement agreement as now I plan on taking furthur action legally The 'pet' as they called Gabby might have gone to the other side of the rainbow bridge but her voice will still be heard. This is the Altamonte springs Hospital #0305

Anonymous
#538920

Banfield pet hospital visit for 1 dog for routine checkup and shots: 600+ bucks

Discount after signing up for "wellness plan": 250 bucks off of original 600 dollar bill

6 months of recurring charge of 25 bucks (with no additional services provided) before canceling: 125 bucks

A year or so later, after uncountable collection calls, a hit on my credit report and a final collection bill of 145 bucks= total bill for routine visit: 620 bucks...

I should have just paid the inflated bill, and avoided the headache

Better still, I should have avoided going to banfield pet hospital altogether.

Lesson learned.

Banfield Pet Hospital
#538839

Hi Waynejscott - We apologize that there may be errors in this billing/invoice. After reading your feedback, we would like to speak with you directly to gather more information. We truly appreciate your honest opinion about your experience with us. Could you please call our Client Advocate Team, toll-free, at 877-500-2288 or email cat(at)banfield(dot)com so we can talk this through in more detail?

Most sincerely,

Lisa

Banfield Online Community Manager