I was all set to post a summary of Twitter for vets when “The Atlantic” magazine published a excellent and comprehensive piece called “The Bare Bones Guide to Twitter”. Instead of rewriting the wheel I am posting a link to the story. When Charlie Sheen can attract 2.5 million followers in a week you can appreciate how popular Twitter is becoming. I will add though that in my opinion Twitter is well suited to vet practices and not just demented actors. It allows for quick thoughts on how the day is going from a veterinarians point of view or an update on a case. Photos, videos and web site links are easily attached to posts. I use Twitter for much of my news about the equine world and to catch up with how friends are doing including some friends I have made on Twitter. I honestly would not know them if I ran into them but I enjoy their tweets and thoughts. Enjoy the article and if you have any questions or c omments about Twitter please leave a comment below.
I created McKee-Pownall Equine Services with my wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, in 2002. Since then we have grown to include 4 equine hospitals. Even as a veterinary student I have had a strong interest in the business side of veterinary practice. I realized that having a strong business foundation in a hospital or clinic will give the framework to hire the best vets and staff and provide the best medical care. You can’t do that if the veterinary owner hates the business side of things or if the veterinary hospital is struggling to pay its bills because of poor financial management.