Las Vegas Veterinarian Encourages Pet Owners to Use Facebook to Become Part of Growing Social Community

Las Vegas, Nevada, UNITED STATES

LAS VEGAS, July 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- St. Francis Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, NV is encouraging pet owners to visit the animal hospital's Facebook page for seasonal pet care tips. The new Facebook business page is designed to improve communication with pet owners through regular blog postings, shared news articles and photos. Pet owners may also post questions for the hospital's veterinary care team.

Pet owners with questions or concerns about their pets' care are turning to Facebook to learn more. Las Vegas pet owners can now visit the St. Francis Animal Hospital Facebook business page to learn more about pet wellness care.

"We are excited to welcome pet owners to our Facebook community," said veterinarian Dr. David Drake. "Between work and family commitments, it can be difficult for many owners to contact us during regular office hours. Our new Facebook page is a great way to learn more about the basics of veterinary care, share funny pet stories and photos, and become an active member of the St. Francis pet community."

A recent posting shared the miraculous story of a lost dog's journey from California to Texas. Thanks to microchipping, the lost pet was reunited with his owner.

"As a veterinarian, I frequently tell pet owners about the importance of microchipping and other routine pet care," said Dr. Drake. "However, it is a story like this that really underscores the importance of proactive wellness care. Thanks to a microchip, a lost dog that had ended up in Texas was reunited with his family in California. We use the social network to help empower pet owners by raising awareness about important pet wellness care."

Dr. Drake says the vet hospital will continue to post stories like the one about microchipping to remind pet owners about the importance of wellness care.

"Thanks to Facebook, we are able to communicate with our pet owners on a daily basis," said Dr. Drake. "Otherwise, we might only see a pet once or twice a year during an annual exam. By taking an active role on the social network, we are able to keep pet owners engaged and informed."

The vet hospital also encourages pet owners to post questions about care, or to share photos and videos of their pets. "We want to build a strong community of pet owners, and we appreciate the feedback and questions we receive from each one," said Dr. Drake.

Pet owners may "like" the animal hospital's page by visiting their Facebook page. Doing so will allow pet owners to receive regular updates.

The Las Vegas veterinarian treats dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, as well as pocket pets and reptiles. Comprehensive pet wellness care services include pet dental, pet spay and neuter, and pet vaccinations. Pet boarding is also available to current clients.



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