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10 Marketing Ideas for Your Veterinary Practice

Once you’ve launched your veterinary practice, it’s time to begin building your loyal client base. Similar to any other industry, spreading the word about your new business requires a sound marketing strategy with mapped-out steps. 

There is, of course, a difference between traditional and digital marketing. Even though we’re living in a digital age, however, it’s best to choose a combination of these two types of marketing approaches to reach the maximum number of potential clients. 

In this post, we’ll dive into several marketing tools you have at your disposal. It’s not necessary to try out every single idea from this list; the most important thing is to find something you’re good at that will garner positive feedback and new, loyal clients.


1) Step Up Your Social Media Game 

Marketing your veterinary practice on social media doesn’t have to be hard — but it’s time to think beyond Facebook! Utilizing popular TikToks and Reels, you can create original content that will grab prospective clients’ attention. These short video formats are perfect for mixing personable, pet-related educational content with some relatable moments. To get started, take a look at what other practices might be doing for inspiration.


2) Spread the Word: Brochures and Flyers

Never underestimate the power of a good, old-fashioned brochure. This is the best way to reach out to folks from your local neighborhoods, including demographics that might not always be online. A nicely designed brochure introducing your practice is a surefire way to reach local pet owners.


3) Invest in Your Website

Your veterinary practice marketing plan simply has to include a website. Not only is this crucial for today’s clients who prefer to schedule appointments online, but it’s a also a good way to build your brand and attract potential business partners. 

What should you take into consideration when designing your website? Usability should be top-of-mind during every stage of development. How easy is it to navigate? Is every section clearly written and with a purpose? How mobile-friendly is it? You can employ a web designer to help you, or you can design a simple version yourself with easy-to-use tools like WordPress.


4) Newsletter as a Refresher

Here’s a new scenario: your website is up and running, your brochures are shared, your social media is thriving, but you are feeling a bit uninspired. That’s where a newsletter comes in!

Sending out emails to your clients is a great way to connect with them though another channel – it’s a non-intrusive way to say: “Hey, we’re still here, and we have this awesome offer for you!” Email marketing is still going strong, so make sure to tap into this as well. Send out discounts, information about new products, introduce new team members; the possibilities are endless.

[READ MORE: 5 Easy Ways to Build Client Loyalty for Your Veterinary Practice]


5) Think about Branding

The best way to get your clients to remember you among the competition? Build a brand. This doesn’t mean to just design a fancy new logo. It also means to build your consistent brand voice and reputation across all channels, starting with your website and ending with your flyer.

Being consistent with your online presence and working towards creating your community will help you stand out in today’s competitive service industry. Every single thing you put out there, from designing a yearly calendar to a single newsletter, needs to be cohesive and tell your brand story. Once you find your voice, everything will be in tune with your brand. (Or you can come up with a mascot for your vet practice, and let them speak!)


6) Improve Your Google Business Profile

Often, when people are looking for local businesses, they’ll  turn to Google Maps. And what does Google Maps show? Your Google Business profile. That’s why it’s important to get out there and get listed. Furthermore, a Google Business profile provides access to Google reviews, which can help you gain new clients for your veterinary practice.

Don’t forget to add links to your website and socials, your working hours, and a couple of pictures of cute pets to strengthen your brand!


7) Try Out PPC Advertising

Pay-per-click advertising is a great way to get traffic to your website. Place your textual ads in search engine results pages and grow your customer base! This is an excellent marketing strategy especially if you offer online scheduling, discounts for certain appointments if visitors sign up to your newsletter, or similar other promotions.


8) Put Your Writer’s Hat On

While we are on the topic of getting traffic to your website, another important step is to start writing. And not just any writing, but blog post writing. With a unique voice, diverse topic cluster, and good SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practice, your blog posts can rank for specific keywords that your potential customers are searching for on search engines such as Google and Bing. Blog posts can also help showcase your expertise and knowledge – which can in the long run build your trustworthiness and bring in loyal customers.


9) Make Welcome Packages 

Marketing for veterinary practices doesn’t have to be some overly complicated campaign. A simple thoughtful welcome package for a new client is an inexpensive way to show that you care (and a sure proof way to get everyone talking about this cool, new vet practice). A free goodie bag, a couple of discount coupons on specific check-ups or a free first consultation is an awesome way to greet your new customers and their beloved pets.


10) Support Animal Organizations 

Last, but certainly not least, supporting animal organizations is not only good for your brand, but it also shows your willingness to help the community. Veterinary practice marketing ideas are sometimes solely working in favor of the businesses; focusing on the animals’ wellbeing is a selfless act that shows your love for animals. Get involved in promoting pet adoptions or even organize a fundraising event to benefit local shelters.

With a little bit of creativity and out-of-box thinking, your veterinary practice can get noticed by your potential clients. Don’t be afraid to try a number of different approaches until you find the one that sticks. This is your chance to present your business in the best possible light, with style and brand voice of your choice. Get out there and start creating!

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