Pet Samaritan, One of Portland’s Oldest Veterinary Clinics, Celebrates Centennial Grand Re-Opening with Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Pledge of Free Care for 100 Pets
100 years after opening, the clinic renews its commitment to serving Laurelhurst and the surrounding neighborhoods with a grand opening of new facility. Pet Samaritan Clinic will unveil its new state-of-the-art veterinary clinic on June 29, just steps away from the historic little red brick building where it has served the community’s families and pets with compassionate care since the early 1900s. Humans of all ages and their beloved fur babies are invited to join in the festivities, as Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz helps celebrate Pet Samaritan’s legacy.
In the 1920s, Founder C.F. Milleson advertised Pet Samaritan as the “only hospital in Portland specializing in Dog Practice.” In the 1980s, under the leadership of Dr. Patricia Huff, Pet Samaritan was one of the only small and exotic veterinary practices in the area. Dr. Huff is remembered for her heart to serve the homeless, often going into the community to vaccinate pets for parvo during outbreaks. The new facility, located directly across the street from the iconic former location, continues the legacy of progressive medicine, featuring a new special procedures suite, advanced dentistry, endoscopy and design elements to enhance the client and patient experience. “Over the past 100 years, we’ve had the joy and honor of serving thousands of pets in the community,” said Hospital Manager Jennifer Robinson. “Our new facility ensures we’ll be able to continue to provide progressive and loving care for the next 100 years!”
The public is invited to help celebrate this historic occasion with festivities for the whole family and their fur babies. Activities include giveaways, a teddy bear clinic, face painting, photo booth, balloon artist, refreshments, hospital tours and veterinarian meet & greets.
Commissioner Fritz will do the ribbon-cutting at 2:30.
The grand opening is at 2480 E. Burnside St. across the street from the previous red brick building location.
· Free to the public; open to all ages!
· For more information: www.petsam.com