Pet Peace of Mind Names Banfield Pet Hospital® Chief Medical Officer to Board of Directors

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Photo: Dr. Molly McAllister

Pet Peace of Mind, based in Salem, Oregon, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Molly McAllister to the board of directors. Dr. McAllister, chief medical officer (CMO) at Banfield Pet Hospital®, is responsible for the veterinary function, ensuring the strategy, talent, organization and culture to effectively deliver excellence in high quality medicine.

“I am passionate about Banfield’s commitment to its purpose – A Better World for Pets – and the people who love them,” said Dr. McAllister. “Pet Peace of Mind’s mission is wonderfully aligned with this vision, and I am incredibly honored to join the board of an organization that adds such positive benefit to society.”

Dr. McAllister earned her veterinary degree from the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a master’s in public health from the University of Minnesota. She started her career in private veterinary practice before joining Royal Canin as a scientific services veterinarian. In 2012, she moved to Banfield to lead medical education programs before transitioning to lead the Veterinary Science team and drive research from Banfield’s electronic medical records database. Dr. McAllister became the chief medical officer in June 2019.

“We are delighted to welcome an accomplished professional such as Dr. McAllister to our board,” said Dianne McGill, President of Pet Peace of Mind.  “As a long-time supporter of Pet Peace of Mind’s work, she will be an excellent addition to further our continued growth and expansion plans.”

Pet Peace of Mind’s purpose is to enrich the quality of life for seriously ill patients and the pets they love. Pet Peace of Mind (PPOM) supports the human animal bond by training human healthcare organizations to build robust volunteer-driven programs to help patients preserve the bond with their pets.

About Pet Peace of Mind
Pet Peace of Mind is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Salem, Oregon.  Since 2009, we have partnered with hospice, home health care organizations, and hospitals to enrich the quality of life and well-being of their patients by providing programming to help care for the pets they love.  Our program provides a turnkey approach to help healthcare partners establish a local program to train volunteers to help patients with their pet care needs.   We envision a nation where all critically ill patients have the support they need to maintain the loving bond with their pets and to ensure that no pet is left homeless after the passing of their human companion.

About Banfield Pet Hospital®
Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in Portland, Ore. in 1955 and today is the largest general veterinary practice in the United States with more than 1,000 hospitals in 42 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. More than 3,600 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care to over three million pets annually. As part of the Mars, Inc. family of brands, Banfield is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®—because pets make a better world for us.

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