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Eden Prairie, MN, United States, 2011/01/07 - Banfield Pet Hospital®, the largest general veterinary practice in the world, has selected Hot Dog warming for all 770 Banfield hospitals across the United States.
Augustine Biomedical + Design, manufacturer of the Hot Dog® Patient Warming System, announced today that Banfield Pet Hospital®, the largest general veterinary practice in the world, has selected Hot Dog warming for all 770 Banfield hospitals across the United States.
The Hot Dog Patient Warming System represents a breakthrough in technology, utilizing conductive fabric warming to safely and effectively warm patients during surgery and recovery, while eliminating many of the issues associated with other warming methods. The reusable Hot Dog blankets and low energy consumption also make the Hot Dog warming system environmentally friendly.
“Banfield is committed to providing the highest quality veterinary medicine to each pet we see,” said Jeffrey Klausner, DVM, senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) for Banfield Pet Hospital. “Providing that high-quality medicine requires our doctors to have the best medical equipment available—the Hot Dog Patient Warming System is an excellent tool for both surgery and post-surgery recovery.”
“We’re excited that Banfield has selected the Hot Dog Patient Warming System”, said John Bayard, senior product manager at Augustine Biomedical + Design. “The meticulous selection process involved several months of field testing several warming systems. Their testing validated the safety, effectiveness, and durability that make Hot Dog warming an unbeatable value in the veterinary industry.”
About Augustine Biomedical + Design
Augustine Biomedical + Design (augbiomed.com) was founded by Dr. Scott Augustine, who developed the first forced-air patient warming system 25 years ago. Based on his extensive experience and on years of feedback from end users, Dr. Augustine has now developed the next generation of patient warming, the Hot Dog Patient Warming System (vetwarming.com). Used in both human and veterinary medicine, Hot Dog warming is the new standard of care in patient warming. The patented conductive fabric technology in the Hot Dog warming blankets makes them safe, effective, and reusable, and offers many advantages over competing warming methods.
About Banfield Pet Hospital
Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield has become the largest pet general veterinary practice in the world, with more than 770 hospitals in neighborhoods across the United States. More than 2,400 veterinarians at Banfield are committed to giving pets the highest quality of veterinary care. Banfield hospitals offer a full range of comprehensive medical services, computerized medical records, preventive care plans for pets and extended operating hours. Banfield is the only veterinary practice in the world with an extensive quality assurance program. Banfield Pet Hospital helps extend the lives of millions of pets each year through our Optimum Wellness Plans®.