Below are additional suggested social media posts for veterinary clinics this month. To use the posts on your page, copy and paste the text into your post. To save the image, first click it, then right-click on the enlarged image and select “Save As.”
Don’t forget to download our 2019 Social Media Marketing Calendar for Veterinary Clinics for a full list of holidays and observations through the rest of the year.
The entire month of October is National Pet Wellness Month, a great opportunity to promote nutrition within your clinic. In addition to the month, October 9 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, and October 16 is World Food Day. These are three great times to promote healthy weight and treat and diet options your clinic sells in-clinic and online.
Suggested Post: We want all pets to live long, happy, and healthy lives. To do so, your pet needs the best nutrition throughout its whole life. Our team is here to help you decide which diets and treats best meet your pet’s individual needs and throughout each stage in their life.
World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights. You can celebrate in several ways, including featuring a local rescue group or humane society your clinic may partner with, news about the pets your staff may have rescued recently, or simply asking your clinic’s social media followers to interact with your post by sharing photos of their pets.
Suggested Post: It’s World Animal Day, a day to celebrate all the unique animals who make our world brighter and the efforts of those who help support, save, and love them! Feel free to comment below with a picture of your pet(s) and where you may have adopted/rescued your pet from.
Learn more about World Animal Day and the ways you can support and make a difference by visiting https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/.
Fire Prevention Week focuses on fire safety and prevention for humans, including practicing escape plans, checking extinguishers and smoke detectors, and more. Remind your clients to include their pets in their escape plans, including having a ‘go bag’ of necessities they can grab, if it’s possible, as they exit. Also, remind pet owners of the things they can do to prevent their pets from starting fires, too.
Suggested Post: It’s Fire Prevention Week, and a great time to practice your escape plans, replace the batteries in your smoke detectors, and check the charge of your fire extinguishers.
Also take this as an opportunity to check around your house to make sure your pet is safe from starting fires, too. Yes – pets can accidentally start fires! Lit candles can be knocked over by excited tails or curious noses, stove knobs can be turned when trying to get a taste of what’s on the counter, and electrical cords can become a convenient chew toy. Consider replacing standard candles with flameless/battery operated, removing stove knobs if your pet is prone to surf counters, and bind cords out of site to keep even chewiest of pets away from temptation. This keeps them AND you safe!
Veterinary technicians are the backbone of veterinary clinics, and they wear so many hats than just veterinary technician. Take an opportunity to feature your technicians individually with special Thank You posts – or do a large group shot listing names individually if you have a large team – and explain to your social media followers the integral role these individuals have within your clinic. If the team does something to celebrate the week, whether it’s a group outing after hours or a catered lunch, share the behind-the-scenes photos on your social media network, too!
Suggested Post: HAPPY NATIONAL VETERINARY TECHNICIAN WEEK! We are so thankful for our team of veterinary technicians. This wonderful, dedicated group of individuals help keep the world going within our clinic, and there isn’t enough time in the week to give thanks for all the things they do!
Reptile Awareness Day is an opportunity to educate clients about reptiles as pets, their care, and the services you offer for reptiles. Feature some behind-the-scenes photos of your team working with reptiles to really show off your services!
Suggested Post: Happy Reptile Awareness Day! Did you know we care for cold-blooded pets, too? Lizards, snakes, geckos, turtles, and more – we serve them all, both big and small!
Feature fun facts, treats, and toys you sell, client photos, and more on National Cat Day! Have fun on a day that’s all about our feline friends.
Suggested Post: Happy National Cat Day! We love all our feline companions and love seeing them in the clinic every day. Comment below with your kitties and introduce them to everyone!
Consider hosting a Halloween costume contest in your clinic, sharing photos of pets, clients, and staff who come in dressed on your veterinary clinic’s social media pages. Make a game of it by asking social media followers to vote for their favorites, and encourage vendors to get engaged by offering treats, toys, and prizes for best dressed, scariest costume, and more.
In addition to having fun, encourage Halloween pet safety by reminding pet owners of the dangers candy poses to their pets, along with ways to keep them safe during celebrations.
Suggested Post: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! For most, Halloween is a fun day of costumes and candy. For pets, this day can be very stressful and even downright dangerous. Remember to keep all candy and toys up and away from your pets, including glow sticks. If you have a pet that can be an escape artist, make sure their microchip or tag is up-to-date, and consider kenneling them in a different room away from where you answer the door for trick-or-treaters. If you’re planning on dressing your pet up for the day, try their costume on before Halloween – and if they don’t love it, don’t force them to wear it.