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Apr 19 2013

A veterinary blog? Seriously? I have to write a BLOG now?

Scratching Post vet blog for Yorkville Animal Hospital

Most people that know me well know that I never doing anything halfway. Five years ago I didn’t drink. At all. I remember sneaking a sip of my father’s rum and coke as a youngster, and being reminded of that horrible red cold medicine that children of the 70’s are all too familiar with.

Then one night, I went out with some friends to a martini bar. A week later, I had become an amateur mixologist. My new home bar was stocked with glassware, shakers, recipe books, and liqueurs of every colour of the rainbow.

Updating our clinic website was a similar experience. After I requested photos of your babies (and they came POURING in), I was in heaven trying to piece together a website that would be visually appealing, entertaining to read, and maybe even a tad educational. I was quite pleased with how it all turned out, and received many lovely compliments from my clients. This is always a happy thing.

And so I decided to keep going and created a clinic Facebook page. Apparently, everyone that is ANYONE has a Facebook page. According to veterinary marketing gurus, if you’re not savvy with the kids and social media, then your practice will die a slow and painful death. That would be sad.

Grumpy cat facebook page

Don’t listen to Grumpy Cat. Like our Facebook page.

Our Facebook page began two months ago, and is slowly gathering a following consisting of more than just my mother and sisters. (Keep an eye out for the flurry of “likes” our postings get when my mother logs on…)  So I thought everything was just hunky-dory, until I started getting emails from the veterinary management gurus again. Apparently, I have to start blogging now…

Cat reading veterinary blog

At least someone appreciates my efforts.

And so I’m blogging. In the coming weeks, months, and hopefully years, I will do my very best to share a little bit of our lives here at Yorkville Animal Hospital, whilst simultaneously trying to amuse, enlighten, and otherwise entertain you. Who knows. We may even learn something.

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4 thoughts on “A veterinary blog? Seriously? I have to write a BLOG now?”

  1. John Shellhorn says:

    Great start! I look forward to reading some more.

    Great name for the blog, by the way…

    1. yorkville says:

      Thanks John! It is an awesome name, isn’t it 😉 Thanks so much for the suggestion!

  2. Susan says:

    Congratulations on your blog! I look forward to reading your posts and will be sure to discuss them with Tiberius ;-))

    1. yorkville says:

      Thanks Susan! I hope we can live up to Tiberius’ expectations 🙂

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