Banfield Educational Pathways

Banfield provides eligible associates with 100% upfront tuition coverage toward bachelor’s degrees, including business, STEM and preveterinary medicine, veterinary sciences and high school diplomas offered online from top-tier academic institutions.

The Banfield Experience

Start, Stay and Grow Your Career

Hear Brian Garish, President Mars Vet Health International, and Shift Lead Chelsea talk about how Banfield pays for employees to earn a bachelor’s degree or a high school diploma and all the ways you can benefit through reaching your personal and professional goals.

Online Education

Top-tier Academic Network to Choose From

Online programs and courses created with flexibility and support for working adult students.

Your Education Coverage

Achieve Your Goals with Education Paid for by Banfield

Eligible Banfield associates in a Pet Care Assistant, Vet Tech, Vet Assistant, Client Service Coordinator, Shift Lead or Practice Manager roles are eligible to receive 100% in upfront tuition coverage for programs and courses offered online.

Qualify after 90 days of service if you are in an eligible role, are in good standing, and have received at least a ‘Meets Expectations’ on your last performance review, if applicable

Earn your high school diploma or pursue a bachelor’s degree

Receive 100% in upfront tuition coverage towards programs and courses to support your growth with no catch

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Virtual Information Session

Watch the Information Session

Start your education journey by learning more about how Banfield pays for your education, including eligibility, coverage, application and enrollment information.

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High School Completion

Earn Your High School Diploma

No matter what your past experience has been, we are here to support your future. With Smart Horizons Career Online High School, you can complete your diploma 100% online and at your own pace. Plus, you’ll earn a career certification and gain in-demand skills to move forward in your career.

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Alternate Path to Admission

Not sure you’ll meet undergraduate admission requirements?

Most academic institutions offer alternate paths to admission. The best way to get started is to request information about the course, certificate or degree program you’re interested in. An admissions representative will contact you to answer your questions and provide the support you need.

Banfield Veterinarian

Advance Your Career

Interested in Becoming a Veterinarian?

The veterinary sciences and preveterinary medicine programs will help you develop the skills needed to effectively work with animals. This program will make you a competitive applicant for veterinary school or for careers related to veterinary medicine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a question?

Visit the Learner Support page for everything from understanding eligibility requirements to enrollment and graduation. We have answers to help you start your education journey today. You can also contact InStride Support with your questions.

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Join Banfield Pet Hospital

Not a Banfield Associate, yet?

Our ongoing investment in the growth and development of veterinary professionals comes from our commitment to building a stronger, more diverse veterinary community. Explore our open positions to learn more.