Mar, 2023

Mars Veterinary Health Appoints Dr. Molly McAllister as Chief Medical Officer

VANCOUVER, Wash., March 24, 2023 – Mars Veterinary Health, a division of Mars Petcare, named Molly McAllister, DVM, MPH as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In this role, Molly will shape quality veterinary care across Mars Veterinary Health’s network of nearly 3,000 veterinary clinics and hospitals around the world.

Molly joins Mars Veterinary Health after 10 years with its practice Banfield Pet Hospital. Serving as Banfield’s CMO since 2019, Molly led the practice’s Veterinary Affairs function, ensuring the right culture, strategy, talent and tools are in place to consistently deliver excellence in high-quality veterinary medicine. Molly will continue in her role at Banfield until her successor is fully onboarded.

“I’m so proud of my team’s work over the last four years to improve the quality of veterinary care and patient outcomes at Banfield. I’m thrilled to further this work at Mars Veterinary Health, helping drive innovation in veterinary medicine during a period of great evolution and growth,” said Dr. McAllister. “I remain committed to promoting inclusive health and wellbeing for veterinary professionals, the development of future medical leaders, and working across the Mars Veterinary Health family of practices to realize our shared purpose: A Better World for Pets.”

Molly also serves on the board of the Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition (DVMC), which she helped establish in 2020 to advance the representation of Black, Indigenous and people of color in the veterinary profession through scholarships, internships and educational grants.

Dr. McAllister graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota. She brings industry experience to the CMO role from her years working as a scientific services veterinarian at Royal Canin.

About Mars Veterinary Health
Mars Veterinary Health is a global division within Mars Petcare – more than 70,000 Associates strong – dedicated to delivering high-quality pet healthcare to further its collective Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. Mars Veterinary Health’s network operates nearly 3,000 veterinary clinics around the world, putting pets, people, and the planet first. The Mars Veterinary Health network includes Associates at AniCura, Banfield, BluePearl, Linnaeus, Mount Pleasant, VCA, VES, and VSH who demonstrate compassion and expertise by enabling more than 25 million pet visits each year. Learn more at Press seeking additional information are invited to contact