Banfield opts for the natural look Jul 30, 2009 By dvm360.com staff Banfield has announced that ear cropping and tail docking for cosmetic purposes will no longer be performed at their practices. Click here to read more. Hot topics on dvm3605 ways to wow pet owners (and pets) 10 steps to take when a practice owner dies dvm360 sits down with Dr. Pol Ack! How do you spell that again? "Best. Veterinary Practice. EVER."