December Social Media Posts for Veterinary Clinics

November 29, 2019
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It’s December and 2019 is nearing its end. Take this month to celebrate your patients, clients, and team, sharing the successes throughout the year. Thank your clients for trusting their pet’s care to you, and (with owner permission) reveal happy ending stories of patients who overcame illness or injury. But don’t forget to also take a moment to remember the pets who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2019. Offer an opportunity for clients to share their photos in the comments of a dedicated post in their memory.

Also, don’t forget to remind pet owners to give their pets their monthly preventatives!

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.”

We will be publishing our 2020 Social Media Marketing Calendar for Veterinary Clinics mid-December and will send an email to all those who’ve downloaded our 2019 calendar when it’s available.

1 Cat Lovers MonthMonth of December: Cat Lover’s Month

December is Cat Lover’s Month, a great opportunity to feature the services you provide for feline patients! If you are a Fear Free clinic, explain the steps your clinic takes to comfort patients and ensure their Fear Free experience. Share photos of your team giving exams to cats, your clinic cats, suggested feline diets and treats, and more!

Suggested Post: Happy December! While gearing up for the holidays, take time also to celebrate that December is Cat Lover’s Month! We would love to see photos of your furry felines in the comments below.

2 Giving TuesdayDecember 3: Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday (or #GivingTuesday) is a day of charity. Recognize the organizations your team or clinic support, whether they be disaster relief, local humane societies, local rescue groups, or any other local organization near and dear to you.

Suggested Post: Happy Giving Tuesday! There are so many wonderful organizations to support throughout the year. Today, we’d like to give a shout-out to our friends at ______ and recognize all the important work they do. Please consider contributing to their efforts by donating at ________. Your support will be greatly appreciated and will make a big difference for those they help!

3 International Day of Veterinary medicineDecember 9: International Day of Veterinary Medicine

Today is a day dedicated to those individuals throughout the veterinary industry dedicated to the health and wellbeing of those who cannot speak for themselves – and those individuals are YOU!

For a Suggested Post, share heartfelt messages from your team on why they love what they do. You can also share individual photos of your team members providing the statements, introducing them to your social media followers. You could also share an entire team photo with the messages!

4 Poinsettia DayDecember 12 – Poinsettia Day

While poinsettias are a beautiful holiday plant that many bring into their homes for the season, they are also toxic for pets.  Remind pet owners of the symptoms to look for, suggest ways to keep pets safe and away from the plants, and make recommendations of other plants pet owners could bring in to celebrate the season and that is safe for their pets!

Suggested Post: Poinsettias are beautiful holiday plants, but did you know they are also poisonous to pets? If ingested, pets may experience vomiting, drooling, and diarrhea, among other things. Keep these plants up and away from pets, or better yet, bring in holiday plant alternatives that are pet-friendly, such as Christmas cactus, red roses, and white orchids.

Don’t forget, if you’re bringing in holiday bouquets from your local florist, remember to keep your pets away from lilies, holly, mistletoe, and rosemary, too!

5 Happy Hanukkah6 Christmas Eve7 Christmas Day8 Happy Kwanzaa

December 23 – Hanukkah  |  December 24 – Christmas Eve  |  December 25 – Christmas Day  |  December 26 – Kwanzaa

Suggested Post: On these days, wish your followers a happy Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, and remind everyone of your holiday hours. If you do not provide emergency services, share your preferred or closest emergency veterinary clinic along with their location and phone number.

9 New Years EveDecember 31 – New Year’s Eve

Time to ring in 2020! Before you do so, thank your clients for their continued support throughout the year. You could also share what your team members are looking forward to in 2020 and emphasize your mission statement as your clinic’s resolution for the new year.

Suggested Post: Happy New Year’s Eve! Thank you for all the love and support you have shown our team and clinic throughout 2019. We appreciate you all and hope you all have a very safe and fun New Year’s Eve! (Insert your clinic’s holiday hours and nearest/preferred emergency veterinarian, if applicable).