Louisiana Veterinarian Uses Social Media To Communicate With Pet Owners

We came across an interesting article about a veterinarian that is using social media to communicate with pet owners by keeping in touch with them, educating them and answering any questions they may have.  They also provide a veterinary blog which welcomes comments as well as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+ sites.

Social Media provides the veterinarian office customers with easy, instant and detailed communication with the Dr. and his staff.  Dr. Whittington of Whittington Veterinary Clinic in Abbeville, Louisiana believes that what keeps an animal healthy is the love and care from a knowledgeable owner.  He feels it is important to educate pet owners and what better way to do that than through social media.

Read the article:

ABBEVILLE, LA, Jan 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Dr. Paul Whittington of Whittington Veterinary Clinic in Abbeville, Louisiana and his staff are using the communication capabilities offered through social media networking to keep in touch with pet owners, educate them on health and wellness topics surrounding pet care, and answer any questions they may have about vaccinations or keeping their pets happy and healthy for many years to come. In addition to a free newsletter which encourages readers to indicate areas of interest such as pet health or specific pet types and a veterinary blog which welcomes comments, the veterinary hospital is also connected through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+. These various avenues of communication provide pet owners and pet lovers a convenient forum where they can easily share comments or concerns, and let others know about the services available through the Abbeville veterinarian.

Dr. Whittington purchased the veterinary clinic from Dr. Clyde Prejean in April 2009 and has been running the clinic ever since with a combination of small town commitment and modern day technology. Commenting on the social media services the animal hospital is now using to stay in contact with pet owners he said, “I’m passionate about animal care and am glad we are able to use such a variety of communication opportunities to keep in touch with pet owners and pet lovers.”

The clinic provides wellness exams, vaccinations, emergency care, and surgical procedures for house pets and farm animals alike. Dr Whittington says, “What really keeps an animal healthy is love and pet care from a knowledgeable owner. I’m hoping pet owners will use our information to educate themselves on the best ways to take care of their pets and also pass this opportunity on to friends and neighbors so their pets can benefit, too.”

In addition to routine pet care, boarding, grooming, emergency services and vaccinations, the Abbeville veterinarian is also an equine doctor. He and veterinarian Dr. Casi Boudreaux can provide care for many types of animals including dogs, cats, and small farm animals including horses, cows, sheep, goats and pigs. Facebook fans that ‘Like’ the clinic’s page can share photos of their pets and learn more about what’s going on at the practice.

Discounted services are offered with prior approval to senior citizens and local area rescue groups. Unique features of the clinic include working pens, a hydraulic flip chute and numerous stalls that make it easy to examine and treat larger animals. While providing the traditional spay and neuter, radiology and declawing services in a state-of-the-art facility, the practice also offers equine dentistry, animal pregnancy verification, breeding examinations, lameness examinations and routine hoof trips.

Whittington Veterinary Clinic is located at 1101 W Port St in Abbeville, LA. Further information on the clinic or its use of social media may be obtained by calling 337-376-2227 or visiting the website at http://www.whittingtonvetclinic.com . Interested pet owners are also encouraged to become a website member, register for the newsletter, read the clinic’s blog, or visit them on any of the social media networking sites.

From: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/abbeville-veterinarian-communicates-to-pet-owners-through-social-media-2012-01-04

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