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10 Engaging March Social Media Post Ideas for Veterinary Hospitals

Updated: Jan 26

By Cheyanne Flerx

Below are some social post ideas that any veterinary practice can use as presented or use to spark a new concept that is relevant to your practice.

Side note: if you are looking for a reliable social media holiday calendar to refer to, I highly recommend you check out WhiskerCloud's calendar. I find it to be the most current and dependable!

1. Spring Facebook Cover Mini Photo Contest

This is one of my favorite quick go-to posts I use when I want to update a Facebook cover and get some engagement rolling on my account. All you have to do is create a cover photo in Canva and some blank spots for photos to be inserted, download it and change your banner.

Then in the description of that banner, change the text to say something like, "Help us fill in the empty photo slots and share a photo of your pet in the comments! The first X photos to be shared below will be featured in our cover photo!

Then, once you have the photos, download them from Facebook and go back into Canva. You'll then upload the pictures, add them in the blank spaces, and download. Then update your Facebook cover photo, and voila!

See examples below:

2. Lucky Pets

Create a graphic with the text, "We're lucky to have ____ as our pet!" and encourage your followers to fill in the blank with their pet's name and share the new statement in the comments. This post idea works great for Facebook or Instagram.

3. Respect Your Cat Day

Post a picture of your clinic cat or team member's cat being spicy or bothered by the presence of humans and ask your followers how their cat demands respect. This idea works great for either Facebook or Instagram.

4. Spring Hazard This or That

This post idea is fun to get people commenting while passively educating on an important topic! Take two pictures, one poisonous and one safe object, and place them side by side in one image.

Then add text on the photo that says, "Which is harmful to your pet, X or X?" and see what people say in the comments.


5. Favorite Dog Walking Spot Poll

For National Take a Walk in the Park Day, try asking your followers for recommendations on where they like taking their dogs for walks. People love to talk about things they love and share their opinions, so naturally, they should want to share where they like to take their companion for a walk.


Poison Prevention Awareness Month/Week Post Ideas

Most of us know that this is a great time to bring awareness to all the toxic things to pets but to get your followers engaged, try mixing up how you present the information.

6. Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day: Pet Poison Awareness Edition

With peanut butter and other ingredients being sweetened xylitol these days, it's an excellent opportunity to educate your followers. Achieve this by sharing a picture of a patient receiving a safe peanut butter option as a treat or the jar's ingredients label and educating on the importance of checking for xylitol. This could be used on Instagram or Facebook.

7. Toxic Photo Shot

Get creative and use toxic items to make an impressionable moment. For example, post a picture of a staff member posing with a toxic item awkwardly and briefly inform your followers why their pet should avoid that item. Then, add a call-to-action to encourage them to click the link or link in your bio for more info from your blog. This is great content for either Facebook or Instagram.

Here are some examples: