LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA Animal Hospitals, the largest family of animal care providers nationwide operating over 800 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, continues to strengthen its partnership with Pride Veterinary Medical Community (Pride VMC), the oldest professional organization that fosters acceptance, inclusivity and leadership for veterinary medical professionals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. VCA’s generous sponsorship supports Pride VMC and Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association chapters on veterinary campuses across the country with grants to further educational opportunities and acceptance for all those entering the veterinary field.
“We are proud to support Pride VMC, whose mission of inclusivity and acceptance matches our own workplace philosophy,” said Brandon Antin, VCA Vice President of Social Responsibility and Innovation. “Across North America, we are aware and concerned with diversity and wellness in the communities we serve. Additionally, our support will also directly assist and sponsor LGBTQ+ student groups on veterinary campuses. We want to show our pride, not only during June’s Pride month, but each day of the year.”
In June, Pride VMC and VCA will participate in pride events all over the U.S. and Canada as a way of recognizing the movement that celebrates the influence that diversity, acceptance and inclusion has had around the world. In San Francisco, Pride VMC and VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists are partnering to invite Bay area veterinary colleagues, friends and animal companions to participate in one of the oldest and largest pride parades in the world, San Francisco Pride. Contingents march through the heart of the city, along Market Street, with more than 100,000 spectators.
About Pride VMC
The Pride Veterinary Medical Community fosters acceptance and inclusivity for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the veterinary medical profession. Pride VMC’s vision is a veterinary profession in which we all live to our full potential, both personally and professionally, conduct our lives openly and with integrity, and freely share our experience and wisdom for the betterment of and care for ourselves, our profession, our clients and all animals. For more information, visit www.pridevmc.org
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals, part of the VCA family of companies, operates more than 800 companion animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. VCA hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care. With over 525 board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency & critical care, and surgery, VCA Animal Hospitals provides not only a full range of general practice services to keep pets well, but specialized treatments for when pets are ill. For more information, visit vcahospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
About VCA Inc.
VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in North America. Through VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA operates the largest network of free-standing companion animal veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, while its Antech Diagnostics division operates the preeminent network of veterinary exclusive clinical laboratories in North America, servicing all 50 states and Canada. VCA also supplies diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry through its Sound™ division and through Camp Bow Wow franchises, a premier provider of pet services including dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming, and other ancillary services at specially designed pet care facilities.