On June 19, Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital participated in our first-ever LGBT Pride event! After waiting 2.5 hours in the heat, Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital staff members, dogs and friends and family members represented Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital as the only veterinary clinic taking part in this year’s Portland Pride Parade. We marched proudly, outfitted with rainbow gear, through the streets of downtown Portland. Several parade-goers yelled, “Hey! That’s my vet clinic!” We handed out stuffed animals to kids, nearly 1,200 dog biscuits and 400 free exam vouchers. We received overwhelming support from the crowd in the form of cheers, tears, applause and hugs.
To further show our support, we also sold our “All Genders, All Identities, Most Species.” t-shirts in the week leading up to the parade. All proceeds from t-shirt sales are being donated to SAGE Metro Portland at Friendly House. SAGE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education, advocacy, outreach and resource development for older and elderly LGBT individuals.
Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital is proud to be involved with and recognized as a supporter of the LGBT community. As a local business and as individuals, we are happy to promote equality and acceptance of all persons, regardless of their varying identities.
This was the first but certainly not the last year Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital will be involved in Portland’s Pride festivities. We are incredibly thankful to everyone who made our presence in the parade possible by donating their time and energy. We are looking forward to going all out for next year’s parade!
Recent Community Involvement
St. Mary’s Academy 1/2 day with a vet for their auction
Supported Friendly House’s annual auction by purchasing half a table.