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It has officially been an entire year since our world flipped upside down and COVID-19 was deemed a pandemic. Through it all, we have found ways to not just survive, but thrive. Hats off to you, veterinary industry! Let’s celebrate our achievements with some awesome posts that you can share on your clinic’s social media!

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right.

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These suggestions are pawstively certain to generate some buzz on your socials!

Poison Prevention Awareness Month:

Poisons- they lurk around every corner and can be hiding in plain sight. Bring attention to this subject with this infographic about the most common poisons as reported by the Animal Poison Prevention Hotline.

Post Suggestion: It’s Poison Prevention Awareness Month and a great time to brush up on how to keep your pet safe from common poisons!


March 3: International Ear Care Day

Ears are an often forgotten part of pet anatomy that needs care! Last month, we brought attention to mouth health with Pet Dental Health Month, and today we bring attention to ears! For bonus material, consider filming a quick video about how to properly clean a pet’s ears at home!

Post Suggestion: It’s International Ear Care Day! Clean ears make for happy pets, so be sure you aren’t neglecting those adorable treat bag detectors 😊


March 9: Unique Names Day

What is the most unique pet name you have ever encountered? Ask clients to share a photo of their uniquely named pet and give a little back story on how they arrived at this name!

Post Suggestion: Happy Unique Names Day! Does your pet have a unique name? Share a photo of them, their name, and how you decided on the name down below!


March 14: Daylight Savings Time

Time to Spring Forward and remind pet owners to adjust their clocks. Take it one step further with reminding them that with the springtime and warmer weather right around the corner, creepy crawlies like fleas, ticks, and mosquitos will soon be out. Encourage them to purchase their preventatives by picking them up from your clinic or visiting your online pharmacy.

Post Suggestion: Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour!


March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

Share with your followers a little luck of the Irish wish with a fun post to celebrate the holiday.

Post Suggestion: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Show off your wee lucky charms down below (bonus points if they are wearing green!)


March 20: First Day of Spring

FINALLY. Share this interactive post to help get your followers chatting about springtime plans!

Post Suggestion: Happy SPRING! What are your plans with your pet for when the weather warms up?


March 23: National Puppy Day and Cuddly Kitten Day

Ask your followers to show off photos of their puppies and kittens or a photo of their adult pet when they were little!

Post Suggestion: Happy Puppy Day and Cuddly Kitten Day! Let’s flood this post with photos of our pets when they were little!


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 Need some blog-spiration? Here are some ideas to kickstart your creative writing streak!

Spring Safety: A change in the seasons means that there are new safety alerts your clients need to be aware of. Some spring safety tips you can elaborate on are spring garden dangers, spring cleaning products, car safety, and bites, stings, and allergies.

Poison! March is Poison Safety Month, and it is important to touch on topics like common poisons in the home, signs, and symptoms of poisoning, the poison safety hotline number, and what to do in case of a poison emergency.

Hiking, Biking, and Camping: Outdoor Safety for Pets! Spring means more outdoor time! If your clientele tends to be the outdoorsy type, craft a blog about safety measures they can take if they are bringing their pet along for their outdoor adventures! Include a reminder to keep pets without a strong recall leashed even on the most deserted hiking paths, avoid contact with wild animals, and microchip just in case. Make it even more personal by including a list of pet-friendly local destinations for outdoor activities!

Preparing for Flea, Mosquito, and Tick Season: While we are aware that flea, tick, and heartworm prevention are measures that should be taken all year round, a lot of people choose to stop monthly preventatives during the cold months. Gearing up for warmer weather and the onslaught of the creepy crawlies is a good reminder that preventatives are important and now is the time to get on track with preventatives before an infestation can occur.

Ear Care: Problems and Solutions! Talk about the common ear issues your clinic sees and how to prevent or treat them in honor of International Ear Care Day on the 3rd. Ear cleaning is an important part of pet care, so provide your followers some bonus material by filming a short video on how to clean dog and cat ears!


Additional Tips:

social snippetLaura’s Social Snippet: Animated posts and advertisements are eye-catching, entertaining, and make a spectacular visual impression! Using .gif or .mp4 files for posts and ads on your social media will capture the attention you are looking for and throw some variety into your social media lineup. If you are interested in learning more about creating and uploading animated posts, or if you would like custom animated posts made specifically for your clinic, shoot me an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

marketing minuteStephanie’s Marketing Minute: Just like you can't be all things to all people, you also can't (and don't have to) be all things to your business. Your proverbial plate is filled with things you're passionate about - your patients, clients, team, family, and friends. If you don't have a passion for social media, Google Ads, bookkeeping, or payroll, then I encourage you to leave it to VHA Business Services Specialists who do have a passion and can make you and your clinic shine. If you'd like to set up a complimentary consultation to learn about all that we do, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today!


Need more? Be sure to follow VHA on social media for additional content and ideas for keeping your clinic’s social media fun, fresh, and engaging! If you are interested in personalized assistance with your social media, blogging, and marketing, get in touch with us here!

Click Here3Welcome, February! There are a lot of reasons to embrace the month of love, including plenty of reasons for pet lovers to celebrate. From promoting clean and healthy teeth to celebrating that big day of love on the 14th, here are some great ideas to include in your social media line up that will help you engage your followers!

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right.

get social

These suggestions are pawstively certain to generate some buzz on your socials!

Pet Dental Health Month

February is Pet Dental Health Month! Be sure to promote any specials you are running this month for dental exams and cleanings. Consider setting up a paid advertisement with Facebook Ads, and see how many dental appointments you can book this month. If your clinic is swamped, consider extending your special offer to include anyone who makes an appointment for a dental exam over the next 2 or 3 months. If you have an online pharmacy or sell dental-related products in-house, be sure to share what products you carry and why you recommend them. You can share photos of before and after’s, post fast dental facts, or host a pet smile contest for a special dental discount or dental goodie bag. Be sure to follow VHA social media pages for additional dental-related content throughout the month of February!

Post Example: It’s Pet Dental Health Month! Here at CLINIC NAME, we are VERY passionate about your pet’s chompers! Give us a call today to schedule your pet’s dental cleaning!


Golden Retriever Day: February 3

Loveable, sweet, goofy, goldens! One of America's most popular dog breeds, today is a day just for Golden Retrievers and their mixes!

Post Example: Happy Golden Retriever Day! Show off those gorgeous goldies and goldie mixes!


Valentine’s Day: February 14

Wish your followers a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Post Example: Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you have any special plans with your pet to show them the love today?


Love Your Pet Day: February 20

It’s like second Valentine’s Day for pet owners!

Post Example: Happy Love Your Pet Day! What do you LOVE most about your special companion?


Spay Day: February 23

A great day to raise awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering non-breeding companion pets!

Post Example: Today is Spay Day! Spaying and neutering non-breeding pets not only prevents unwanted litters but can be beneficial to your pet’s health as well! If you are interested in having your pet spayed or neutered, give us a call today to discuss a plan of action that will work best for your individual pet!

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 Need some blog-spiration? Here are some ideas to kickstart your creative writing streak!

Dental Health

Why do pets need dental care? What happens during a dental appointment? How do folks keep their pet’s teeth in tip-top shape between dental appointments? Do you recommend any products that assist with dental health? Answer these burning questions your clients probably have!


Spay and Neuter Awareness

There is A LOT of information out there about spaying and neutering, and some of it is quite conflicting. Let your clients know what your clinic's stance is and help them navigate the waters on the best course of action for their non-breeding pet.


Pet Theft Awareness

Pet Theft Awareness Day is on February 14th. You will probably prefer to post something on social media that day having to do with puppy kisses and kitten cuddles, so dedicate your blog to discussing the topic of Pet Theft. You can look up statistics, discuss microchipping, and help your clients understand the steps they can take to avoid a tragedy.


Showing the Love Without Piling on the Pounds

It’s not a new scenario; a porky pooch or fatty feline comes into the clinic and after some detective work, you come to learn that the well-meaning owner just simply can’t find another way to show love besides filling up the bowl and doling out the treats. Take an opportunity to share fun and exciting ways for owners to show love through other means than through the tummy.


Tug!

Tug of War, a favorite game among most dogs! Why do dogs love to tug so much? What toys do you recommend for tug enthusiasts? 


Additional Tips:

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Stephanie’s Marketing Minute: It's the beginning of the year and a good time to review the content that's on your website. Are your hours correct? Are your COVID-19 protocols up-to-date? The right team members on (or off) your site? Go through page by page to ensure the content is correct so that clients both old and new have the right information when they search for you!

social snippetLaura’s Social Snippet: Blogs are a great way to elaborate further on topics that you have touched on throughout the month. Blogs encourage your followers to learn more about certain topics without having to scour for information on other sites. If you are ready to start a blog, be sure to join me on February 2nd on VHA’s Facebook Live while I discuss the ins and outs of blog writing!

Need more? Be sure to follow VHA on social media for additional content and ideas for keeping your clinic’s social media fun, fresh, and engaging! If you are interested in personalized assistance with your social media, blogging, and marketing, get in touch with us here!

Happy July! Between the fireworks and barbeques, take some time to share these informative and fun posts to keep your followers engaged and aware. From Independence Day to National Mutt Day, we have you covered!Click Here3

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right.


The Month of July: Pet Hydration Awareness Month

Remind your clients how important proper hydration is to their pet’s health, especially during the summer months. You can share signs and symptoms of dehydration along with tips and tricks to making sure your clients are providing plenty of water to their furry pals.

Suggested Post: With the dog days of summer rolling in, July is the perfect time to bring awareness to proper pet hydration! Dogs require approximately one ounce of water per pound of body weight and cats require just a little less. Make sure you are providing enough cool, clean water daily to help keep those canines and felines properly hydrated!


The Month of July: National Lost Pet Prevention Month

Remind clients that now is a good time to replace old ID tags, invest in microchipping, or update out of date information by highlighting National Lost Pet Prevention Month.

Suggested Post: Did you know that more pets go missing in July than any other month? Animal shelters often see about a 30% increase in lost pets from July 4 to 6 due to Independence Day celebrations. Make sure you will be able to reunite should your pet become lost by investing in a microchip or updating old, hard-to-read ID tags.


Independence Day: July 4

Wish your followers a safe and healthy Independence Day! If you are closed on July 4, remind followers of your hours and where you recommend they take their pets in case there is an emergency and you are closed.


All-American Pet Photo Day: July 11

Keep the celebration of America going with All American Pet Photo Day! It’s the perfect time to invite your followers to share those adorable photos they took of their pets decked out in the red white and blue on Independence Day!

Suggested Post: Happy All-American Pet Photo Day! Let’s see those Patriotic Pooches and Fancy Felines in the comments!


National Pet Fire Safety Day: July 15

July 15 is designated as National Pet Fire Safety Day. Keep your clients informed about the steps they can take to not only prevent accidental fires caused by pets but to help ensure their safe removal should a house fire happen.

Suggested Post: July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day. Take some time to read this article about keeping your pet safe from fires: https://www.aspca.org/news/fire-safety-and-your-pets-keeping-them-safe-unexpected


National Mutt Day: July 31

Give your followers a chance to post their beloved furry family member's photos on your page by celebrating National Mutt Day!

Suggested Post: Show us your Mutts! It’s National Mutt Day and time to celebrate those mixed breed dogs. Drop your mutt photos down below and let’s see if we can guess their mix!


Firework Safety Tips

Be sure to share these tips prior to Independence Day!

Suggested Post: Here are some firework safety tips to help keep your pet safe during the upcoming festivities! If your pet suffers from extreme anxieties during fireworks or thunderstorms, they may require additional support like medication. We are here to help you and your furry friend should you need us!


Cute Quote

Share this lovely quote from Dr. Jane Goodall to help lift the spirits of your followers and remind them why we love our pets so much.

Can you believe it's already August? Although there are not any monthly observances to highlight, keep sharing heat and hydration safety tips as well as preventative and vaccine reminders. The dangers of summer are not over yet, and pet owners need to conClick Here3tinue vigilance against pesky mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas as well as heatstroke. Things might be cooling off, but the dangers are still red-hot.

 

 

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right.


August 8: International Cat Day

Celebrate everything cat on International Cat Day! Ask followers to enter a contest by submitting a photo of their feline friend in the comments. Prizes could be a small gift basket with cat treats and a toy that can be given to them at their next visit or set out for curbside pick up at their convenience, or a gift certificate good towards future services. Remember to set a time for the contest to end and promptly announce a winner after that time.

Suggested Post: Happy #InternationalCatDay! Let's celebrate our feline friends with a giveaway. Comment a photo of your cat below to enter to win them something tasty and something fun! A winner will be selected at 9 PM and can claim their prize at their next visit or arrange for a curbside pickup. Good Luck!


August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day

Who wouldn't want to celebrate a day specifically dedicated to giving in to those puppy-dog eyes? Remind your followers that August 10 is a great day to spend a little longer playing, cuddling, and giving a special tasty treat.

Suggested Post: It's #SpoilYourDogDay! It doesn't take much to make them feel the extra love. 10 extra minutes at the dog park, a tasty treat, a new toy, or added cuddle time means the world to our pooches. How do you plan on spoiling your dog today?


August 15: National Check the Chip Day

We all know that microchips are important tools in reuniting pets with their families. Remind your followers to check their chips and help encourage unchipped pet owners to take the next step in protection from a potentially heartbreaking lost pet situation.

Suggested Post: Tags and chips together make the best combination to make sure your pet is safely returned to you should they become lost. However, microchips only work well if the information is kept up to date and accurate. Take time today to double-check your pet's chip info. If you are interested in having your pet microchipped, give us a call today!


August 20: World Mosquito Day

A day to remind followers that mosquitos are not just annoying and that if they are running low on monthly preventatives, it would be a good time to reorder!

Suggested Post: Mosquitos are annoying, cause itchy welts, can transmit diseases, and are both a danger to you and your pet. Keep yourself safe with bug spray during outings, and your pet safe with monthly preventatives to keep mosquito-transmitted heartworm from wiggling its way into your life. Let us know if you need a refill on your pet's monthly preventative!


August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

As veterinarians, we know that cats mask and hide their pain very well. Their symptoms are not always obvious, and tracking their health during annual or bi-annual visits is the best way to catch potentially life-threatening conditions. National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is the perfect time to remind cat owners how important it is to make that appointment at least once a year.

Suggested Post: Cats are notorious for being able to hide pain and illnesses. Annual vet visits are a great way to make sure your cat is not concealing any health issues from you. Today is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day and a great reminder to schedule an appointment for your feline friend!


August 26: National Dog Day

We like to celebrate our dogs every day, but today is the actual day set aside to honor them! Like International Cat Day, today is a great day to host a giveaway to drive interaction and responses on your social media platforms! 

Suggested Post: Happy #NationalDogDay! Share a photo of your pooch in the comments below to enter a giveaway for something tasty and something fun for your K9 companion!


August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

As veterinary team members, you have the immense responsibility of helping pets cross the Rainbow Bridge pain-free and with honor. Owners remember this moment and remember the care you provided to their pets in their final moments. Take a moment to recognize those pets who have made such an impact on you and your client's lives on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.

Suggested Post: Our pets mean the world to us, and after they leave the earth, their friendship and love live on inside of our hearts. Today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day and is a special time to honor and remember those beautiful souls who changed our lives forever.

Ah, September! Time to get ready for cooler weather, crunchy leaves, and back to school in whatever capacity that might be this year. September is recognized as two significant monthly observances. The chances are that the majority of your clients will have a reason to pay close attention to one or the other. September is not only Responsible Dog Ownership Month, but also Happy Healthy Cat Month. These two observances provide an excellent opportunity to speak directly to your feline and canine clients about how they can help their companions live their best lives!Click Here3

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right. 


September: Monthly Preventative Reminder

Remind your clients that it is time to give their monthly flea, tick, and heartworm medications on September 1!

Post Example: Happy September! It’s time to give your pet their monthly preventative! If you are running low on supplies or need a new prescription, give us a call today!


September: Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Having a dog takes a lot of dedication, time, and is truly a life-changing experience. Dog owners must know exactly what they are getting into when they decide to add a canine companion to their family. Created by the American Kennel Club, Responsible Dog Ownership Month is a way to bring awareness to what we all must do as dog owners to ensure a happy, enriching, and wonderful life for our dogs. This is a great opportunity to share the core values of being a responsible owner with your clients. Take extra time this month to periodically remind owners what responsible dog ownership means. You may consider including tips like making sure your dog is leashed when out and about, microchipped and tagged, brought in for regular wellness exams, vaccinated, provided with quality food, allowed to exercise their brains, nose, and bodies, etc.

Post Example: September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month! Dogs require a lot of dedication, love, and attention. As dog owners, it is our obligation to make sure that our companions lead fulfilling and enriched lives by following a standard of care for our loyal canines. This includes the basics like regular vet care, shelter, food and clean water, exercise, safety, and play. Add a little love into the mix, and you can guarantee that your dog is living their best life!


September: Happy Healthy Cat Month

Much like Responsible Dog Ownership Month, Happy Healthy Cat Month was established to bring attention to the things that we as cat owners can do to ensure a quality life for our feline friends. Often seen as independent creatures, cats require a lot more time and effort that we generally give them. There are countless people out in the world that think that cat ownership is basically boiled down to food, water, and somewhere to sleep - but cats require so much more than that to live a full life.

Post Example: September is Happy Healthy Cat Month! Our feline friends deserve to live their lives to the fullest! Besides the basics of food, water, and shelter, providing cats with mental and physical stimulation through toys and play, regular and consistent vet care, and love and affection are all ways to ensure a happy and healthy cat!


September 3: International Day of Charity

If there is one thing that we can all rally behind during these turbulent times, its that giving back to those in need is important. On this International Day of Charity, consider uniting your followers to help a local animal shelter, rescue, or other good cause! Consider starting a fundraiser on Facebook, linking directly to a donation page for the cause of your choice, or simply encouraging followers to do something good like dropping off a bag of food, treats, towels, blankets, or toys at the local shelter. Don’t forget to do your part too!

Post Example: Today is the International Day of Charity. It is time to reflect on what we can do to help those in need. If you are able and feel inclined, local animal shelters and rescues are always in need of unopened dry and canned dog and cat food, treats, towels, blankets, and toys!


September 7: Labor Day

Labor Day was established to celebrate the social and economic achievements of the American worker. Here is to you, veterinary workforce! Be sure to remind clients of any office closures and what to do in case of an emergency.

Post Example: Happy Labor Day! As a reminder, we will be closed today in observance of the holiday. Our office will resume regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, September 8. Have a safe and healthy holiday!


September 11: Patriot Day

A somber and heartfelt reminder on Patriot Day speaks volumes to remembering those who lost their lives on September 11 and those who stepped up to help in America’s time of need.

Post Example: Today, we honor the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001, and extend our sincerest gratitude to all of the women, men, and rescue dogs that risked their lives to save those in need.


September 22: First Day of Fall

Happy Fall! The official change in the season is a great time to make sure that your clients know that preventative care is a year-round plan!

Post Example: Happy First Day of Fall! Just because the season is changing doesn’t mean your preventative care plan should! Fleas, ticks, and mosquitos are still out and about wreaking havoc, and your pet’s monthly preventative is needed to keep them safe and protected. If you need a new prescription or a refill, give us a call today!


September 28: World Rabies Day

Rabies. It’s scary, it’s deadly, and it’s 100% preventable with a rabies vaccine. World Rabies Day was established to bring awareness about rabies and the steps we can take to prevent it. Although not extremely common in our area, exposure to rabies-infected wildlife - the majority of which are bats and skunks - is still possible, and vaccinating our pets not only protects them but our human families as well. Remind your followers that rabies vaccines are not optional.

Post Example: Rabies is a fatal virus that is most commonly found in skunks and bats in Minnesota. Up-to-date rabies vaccinations are the only way to keep your pet and family safe from this deadly disease. If your pet is due for a round of rabies vaccine, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

Fall is in full swing! Welcome to the season of pumpkin spice everything, gorgeous foliage, football, and crisp and cool weather. There are plenty of things to celClick Here3ebrate this month and fantastic opportunities to engage with your followers!

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right. 



October: National Pet Wellness Month

Celebrate National Pet Wellness Month by featuring tips and tricks to keeping pets happy and healthy! Encourage your followers to book their pet's wellness appointment with you today!

Suggested Post: Happy National Pet Wellness Month! Now is the perfect time to book your pet's annual appointment if you have not done so already. Check back on our page throughout October for tips and tricks to keeping your pets happy, healthy, and well!


October: Adopt A Dog Month

One silver lining we can take from this global pandemic is the fact that pet adoptions and volunteer foster-parents have skyrocketed since February. People working from home, coupled with the pleas of local shelters and rescues for help during this time, has led to widespread reports of clear shelters. However, there are still plenty of pets still looking for homes! Consider featuring adoptable dogs from a local rescue or shelter on your page this month and mention any discounts or specials that you run for newly adopted pets!

Suggested Post: October is Adopt a Dog Month! Can you imagine snuggling up with a pup while it snows this December? What about sharing a bite of Thanksgiving turkey with a truly thankful new friend? If you have been considering adding a new dog to your family, this month is the perfect time to do so! Adoptions have been on the rise since the beginning of the pandemic, but there are plenty of pooches out there looking for loving homes!


October 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week

Encourage your followers to get out and enjoy the ability to take a nice long stroll with their pup (or leash trained cat!) before the bitter cold and snow sets in! National Take Your Dog Week is a great reminder to pet owners that walks are not just good for the body, but the mind and soul as well!

Suggested Post: Happy National Walk Your Dog Week! Daily walks are not just essential for the physical wellbeing of our pets, but also positively affect their mental health and the bond that they share with you as their owner! This week, consider adding an extra walk to your routine, making your walk slightly longer, or change up your route to keep things exciting and new! Where is your pet's favorite place to walk?


October 2: World Smile Day

A smile just brightens everyone's day! Engage your clients on social media by asking for photos on a happy World Smile Day post.

Suggested Post: There is nothing sweeter than a smile! Let's see your smiley canines and felines in the comments below!


October 9: Pet Obesity Day

As veterinary professionals, we see overweight and obese patients every day. We fully understand the ramifications of poor diet and exercise on pets, but sometimes owners do not truly understand why a couple of extra pounds here and there is not ideal. Pet Obesity Awareness Day is a great opportunity to remind your followers that even our pets must battle the bulge.

Suggested Post: While we often find ourselves giggling at portly pooches and chunky cats on the internet, but the truth is that even a couple pounds of extra weight can cause health issues in our pets. Five extra pounds of body weight might seem to be a silly thing to worry about - but in a small pet, it could be the equivalent of carrying around an extra 50 pounds! Pet Obesity Awareness Day is the perfect time to assess your pet's body condition to see if a diet and added exercise routine might be in order. If you are having trouble with the battle of the bulge in your pet, give us a call today to schedule your next appointment!


October 11-17: National Veterinary Technician Week

Where would we be without those life-saving Vet Techs?! This year has been trying on so many levels - and our Veterinary Technicians deserve some kindness and recognition! We love the idea of featuring each technician at your practice individually so that the clients that know them can thank them as well! If you have a large staff, consider group photos!

Suggested Post: Our Veterinary Technicians are the backbone of our practice. This week is National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week, and we want everyone to know how much we value and care about these integral members of our clinic! We would like to say the biggest THANK YOU to our team!


October 17: National Fetch Day

Like we need an excuse to play a good round of fetch!

Suggested Post: Happy National Fetch Day! Whether you play indoors or outdoors, with a canine or feline, today is a great day to spend a little extra time playing fetch!

Is your dog a little confused about the concept of fetch? You are not alone! Many dog owners are familiar with the game of throw the ball and chase the dog around while repeating "drop it!" like some sort of miracle mantra. Another common game you may know is where you throw the toy, and your dog watches you fetch it. While some dogs take to fetch easily, some need a little extra guidance! Learn how to teach fetch here: https://bit.ly/2RDuWXX.


October 24: Pit Bull Awareness Day

Support your Pit Bull owning clients and help dispel negative rumors about those adorable house-seals and snuggle monsters! If your clinic feels strongly about educating others, consider busting up rumors about "locking jaws" and shed some light on the exploitation of Pit Bull loyalty and strength by humans.

Suggested Post: Pit Bulls are a classification of dogs that are truly misunderstood. As with any dog, bully breeds make excellent companions given the proper socialization and training. We absolutely love our Pit Bull patients! Let us see those adora-BULL pitties in the comments below!


A Pre-Halloween Post:

While Halloween make look a little different this year thanks to COVID, pet parents may still find themselves (and their kids) under mountains of chocolates and sweets. Share this post to help clients plan a Spooktacular Halloween with their pet!

Suggested Post: It's almost Halloween! Here are some tips, tricks, and treats for making Halloween 2020 with your pet Spooktacular!


October 31: Halloween

Celebrate the spookiest season of the year with a fun post. Better yet, if patients come in dressed in their Halloween best, feature them on social media!

Suggested Post: Happy Halloween! Let's see your howl-o-ween pets in the comments below!

 

Wow — who can believe it is almost November! November is the month of thankfulness and there is plenty to be thankful for, despite all that COVID-19 has brought. ThClick Here3ere are also plenty of observances to notify followers of, calls to action to get those clients booking appointments, and fun ways to engage with followers!

 

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right.


National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer. Just the word alone can cause a sense of dread and unease. Cancer is scary, but we all realize that clients who do not know or choose to ignore the signs and symptoms have a way less chance at a good outcome. Remind them that establishing regular wellness exams will help you as the veterinarian pick up on any changes, no matter how small!

Suggested Post: Our beloved pets are not immune when it comes to cancer. Pets get cancer at about the same rate as humans, and like cancer in people, the cause of cancers in pets is not fully known. Older pets are more likely to develop cancer, and regular veterinary exams can help with early detection. November is Pet Cancer Awareness month and a great reminder that establishing regular wellness exams with us will help us pick up on any abnormalities should they arise.


National Pet Diabetes Month

Like National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, National Pet Diabetes Month is a great way to remind clients that early detection will make the disease much more manageable.

Suggested Post: Diabetes is an ailment that affects pets in the same way it affects people. Pets with diabetes can and do live happy and healthy lives with proper care and treatment. Early detection of diabetes will not only bring more comfort to you and your pet but will also be much more manageable. We are here to help!


November 1-7: National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week

It is time to thank those shelters and rescues for all that they do! If you have a special connection with a rescue or shelter, be sure to feature some of their adoptable pets and mention any specials you run for newly adopted or rescued pets!

Suggested Post: Happy National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation week! If your pet was a rescue or shelter animal, share their story with us! Do not forget to thank the shelter or rescue that brought you and your best friend together!


November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

Explain Canine Lymphoma in a way your followers will best understand. Because of the high success rate in treating canine lymphoma, if you have patients battling or beat it, reach out to their owners to see if you can share their story!

Suggested Post: Lymphoma is a blanket term used to describe a group of cancers that stem from the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the immune system fight off infections. These special white blood cells are most highly concentrated in the lymph nodes, the spleen, and bone marrow and are often where most lymphoma cancers are found. Keeping up with regular veterinary exams can help establish a good healthy baseline for your pet and help point us in the right direction if something changes.


November 11: Veterans Day

Be sure to thank the Veterans, including Military Working Dogs!

Suggested Post: Happy Veterans Day! We are extending our sincerest gratitude to the brave women, men, and military working dogs who have served.


Pre-Thanksgiving Reminders

Take some time to post this helpful reminder about common toxic foods and other dangers lurking on the thanksgiving table.

Plus, do not forget to provide an update on your holiday operating hours! Be sure to include emergency contacts for clients to use should something arise during a time when your office is closed.


November 26: Thanksgiving

It is Turkey day! Let your clients know you are thankful for them!

Suggested Post: Happy Thanksgiving! Do you know what we are thankful for? We are thankful for all our wonderful clients and their amazing pets! We hope that you have a fantastic turkey day full of delicious foods, wonderful company, and thankful hearts.

Click Here3With a sigh of relief, 2020 is over. 2021 will certainly present its own unique sets of challenges, and after the year we just all had, we are ready to face them! Was your New Years Resolution to give some more love to your clinic’s social media? Well, you are in luck! Here are some great things to celebrate and share with your following for the month of January!

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right.


January: Train Your Dog Month

This month is a great opportunity to share some helpful tips and tricks on how to train dogs! Besides sharing these helpful graphics, you can also consider creating a post for questions and answers or collecting common questions and responding via Facebook Live. Whatever you choose to do, your dog owners that struggle with training will be thankful for your insight and advice!

Suggested Post: Did you know that January is designated as Train your Dog Month?! Training your dog not only helps them learn good behavior, but it also helps to strengthen the bond you share! This month, we will be sharing training tips and tricks to training!


January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day

While travel might not be at the forefront of a lot of folks’ minds, people are still moving about and traveling with Fluffy and Fido. With the hope of a COVID vaccination on the horizon, it is inevitable that those who are sheltered in place will soon be making up for lost travel time and making an effort to go see those friends and family members they have missed so much for the past year.

Suggested Post: COVID put a lot of our travel plans on hold for 2020. If you have travel plans with your pet this year, check out this guide to safe travels with your pet in honor of Pet Travel Safety Day!


January 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day

Like we need an excuse to put the cat in a bowtie and pajamas on the dog! Encourage your followers to share photos of their pets all dressed up and give them a quick reminder of comfort and safety.

Suggested Post: Calling all Pups in Parkas and Cats in Clothes! Today is Dress Up Your Pet Day, and we want to see your pet in their best. A lot of pets are not comfortable in clothing, so feel free to throw on a pretty bandana or a special collar if your pet is stressed by clothing!


January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day

No one appreciates squirrels quite like our K9 and feline friends! Their fluffy tails, coupled with their quick and sporadic movements, are just downright mesmerizing for most pets. Appreciate those adorable little tree rats by asking your followers to share what happens when their pet catches sight of a squirrel!

Suggested Post: Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! No one appreciates squirrels quite like our feline and canine friends! How does your pet react when they see a squirrel? Do they go nuts, turn into a stealthy hunter, or do they even care at all? Tell us about it below!

Click Here3Welcome, December! There is so much to celebrate and get excited about in December! 2020 is almost over, and hope feels like it is lurking right around the corner. Although COVID doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, we can be thankful for the end of the year that ushered it in. Here are some things you can celebrate with your social media family this month!

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. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right.


December: Cat Lovers Month

December is Cat Lovers Month! Remind your faithful cat lovers that this month is for them by sprinkling in some funny cat memes, celebrating #Caturday by featuring feline clients on Saturday, and asking clients for photos of their beloved feline friends.

Post Example: Happy Cat Lovers Month! A special shout out to our feline-loving family. Tell us what makes your cat special in the comments below!


December: Holiday Safety

Candles, a strange tree inside (also known as ‘indoor plumbing’ for our canine friends!), wires with very interesting lights attached to them, tempting foods—the holidays are full of chances for accidents to happen. Share this holiday safety information to help remind your followers to be vigilant for hidden holiday horrors!

Suggested Post: Check out this infographic full of safety reminders!


December: Holiday Posts

Think about your clientele and be sure to cover all the December holiday bases. Hanukkah begins on December 11th, Christmas is on the 25th, and Kwanzaa on the 26th!


December 9: International Day of Veterinary Medicine

Some fun ideas for this special holiday could include a short quote from the Veterinarian(s) on why they decided on pursuing veterinary medicine or a simple post saying thank you to the veterinarians and technicians at your practice—your clients will want to thank them too!

Post Example: Ask any Veterinarian or Vet Tech why they chose veterinary medicine, and most likely, the short answer is because they have a passion for helping animals in need. Today is the International Day of Veterinary Medicine and a great time to send some appreciation to those Doctors and Techs that take care of our non-human family members. Thank you, Vets and Techs!


December 21: First Day of Winter (Holiday Hour Reminders)

Wish your followers a Happy Winter, and don’t forget to include your holiday hours—and be sure to include New Year too!

Post Example: Happy Winter Solstice and welcome Winter! With the holidays fast approaching, here are our updated holiday hours!


December 31/January 1: New Year's Eve/New Year's

So long, 2020! This year was hard—and it taught us a lot! Give a heartfelt farewell to 2020 and let your clients know that if we work together, 2021 has the potential to be great!

Post Example: Happy New Year—and farewell 2020! Thank you for sticking with us through clinic closures, curbside services, and at that time, we were only allowed to provide emergency care (remember that?!). 2020 has been tough on everyone, and we suspect this new way of life will continue a little longer. What we can look forward to is hope for the future. We are thankful for all of you, our amazing clients, for your understanding and support. We hope this year is brighter than the last!