Veterinary Storytelling Through Social Media
Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools you can use in your social media marketing, and no more so when you’re running a veterinary practice.
After all, you’re marketing to pet owners who would do anything to keep their pets happy, healthy, and safe. One of their biggest concerns when choosing a vet practice for their pets isn’t necessarily the cost – it’s whether your staff will love their pet as much as they do.
That’s why humanizing your practice through storytelling can help you to attract more customers.
The Power of Veterinary Storytelling
Storytelling is an important tool to help pet owners understand your practice, your medical processes, and who you are as a healthcare team. You can tell heartwarming stories about pets you’ve saved or cautionary tales about household dangers. Giving information about pet healthcare in this narrative form helps your audience understand who you are without you having to tell them.
However, understanding what your clients want to see in a story is vital. Stories can help them process their pet’s life-threatening diagnosis, but at first, they may just want the facts. Later down the line, they may want to read success stories to give them hope and help them understand how to spot any signs of deterioration or improvement.
By having a rotating list of fact-based narratives, success stories, cautionary tales, you can showcase your team’s dedication to pets and their owners. Telling stories about pets helps owners to understand what happens behind closed doors, removing the mystery of veterinary care and humanizing animal healthcare.