How to Market Your Veterinary Clinic during Easter using Content Packs

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Easter is a time of joy and celebration for many families. As Easter approaches, pet owners are busy preparing for the holiday season. They are buying colorful decorations, Easter eggs, and candies to celebrate the occasion. However, amidst all the excitement, pet owners should not forget the safety and wellbeing of their furry friends! Easter can be a dangerous time for pets, with many potential hazards that can harm them.  As  their trusted veterinarian, you have the opportunity to educate pet owners about the potential hazards associated with Easter and how to keep their pets safe during this time. This is also a great time to use materials and resources to boost veterinary marketing for your clinic.

How to educate pet owners about Easter hazards

Here are some ways veterinarians can educate pet owners about their pets and Easter: 

  1. Host a Pet Safety Seminar

Hosting a pet safety seminar is an excellent way to educate pet owners about the potential hazards associated with Easter. During the seminar, you can discuss the dangers of chocolate, hot cross buns, Easter lilies, and other potential hazards. You can also provide information about how to create a safe space for pets during Easter celebrations and discuss the importance of keeping Easter baskets and decorations out of reach of pets. Word of mouth is also a way of veterinary marketing and hosting a seminar is a good way to help with that.

  1. Share Information on Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool for educating pet owners about pet safety. As a veterinarian, you can share information as single image posts or video reels about Easter hazards and tips for keeping pets safe during the holiday. You can also share images and infographics that provide visual aids to help pet owners understand the potential dangers. We have provided some free assets, Vetstoria’s Easter Content Packs, which you can use and customize to your own liking.

  1. Provide Educational Materials

Providing educational materials to pet owners is an effective way to educate them about Easter hazards. You can create handouts or brochures that provide information about potential hazards and how to keep pets safe. These materials can be distributed in the waiting room of your clinic, at pet stores, or other locations where pet owners may gather. The Easter Content Packs also have a few templates for brochures and flyers which you can download to use. 

  1. Provide One-on-One Consultations

One-on-one consultations are an excellent way to provide personalized education to pet owners. During a consultation, you can discuss the specific risks associated with Easter and provide customized advice for keeping each pet safe. You can also answer any questions or concerns the pet owner may have about their pet’s health and well-being. This can also be reception and clinic staff-led, where pet owners can be educated in more detail.

  1. Use Real-Life Examples

Using real-life examples is an effective way to educate pet owners about Easter hazards. Share figures and statistics, or stories of pets that have become ill due to Easter hazards. This can help pet owners grasp the importance of taking precautions to keep their pets safe.

  1. Partner with Pet Supply Stores

Partnering with pet stores is an excellent way to reach a wider audience of pet owners. You can provide educational materials or host a seminar at the pet store to educate pet owners about Easter hazards. You can also work with the store to create safe and pet-friendly Easter displays.

  1. Create a Newsletter

Creating a newsletter is an effective way to stay in touch with pet owners and provide them with valuable information. You can create a newsletter that includes tips (see below) for keeping pets safe during Easter, as well as other useful information about pet health and wellness throughout the year. Newsletters are a great way to boost revenue and loyalty by staying connected with clients between visits.

To help you with all of the above, we have designed our fully customizable Easter Content Packs for you to download and use. They are completely free and very easy to access!

The content packs provide important information designed to be shared with your pet owners,  answering some of the frequently asked questions around protecting pets during Easter.

An Instagram image template educating pet owners about the hazards of Easter

Do’s and Don’ts for Pet Owners During Easter

Pet owners, please do:

  1. Keep Easter Candies and Chocolates Away from Pets

Easter candies and chocolates are a significant part of the celebration, but they are not safe for pets. Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and cats. Ingesting even a small amount of chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures, and in severe cases, it can be fatal. So, pet owners must keep all the Easter candies and chocolates out of their pet’s reach.

  1. Provide Pet-Friendly Treats

Instead of giving your pets Easter candies and chocolates, consider giving them pet-friendly treats. You can make homemade treats using pet-friendly ingredients such as peanut butter, pumpkin, or sweet potato. These treats are not only safe but also healthy for your pets. However, remember to give these treats in moderation to avoid overfeeding your pets.

  1. Keep Easter Lilies Away from Pets

Easter lilies are a popular decoration during Easter, but they are highly toxic to cats. Ingesting even a small amount of lily can cause kidney failure in cats, which can be life-threatening. So, if you have cats at home, make sure to keep Easter lilies out of their reach.

  1. Keep pets away from Easter egg hunts

Easter egg hunts are fun for both kids and pets. However, it is recommended to keep your pets away during the egg hunt. Pets can accidentally ingest the plastic eggs, which can cause choking or intestinal blockage, or a chocolate egg which is harmful too. So, make sure to keep an eye on your pets and remove any plastic or edible eggs that they may find.

  1. Use Pet-Friendly Easter Decorations

Easter decorations such as Easter grass and plastic eggs can be dangerous to pets if ingested. Easter grass can cause intestinal blockage if ingested, while plastic eggs can cause choking or intestinal blockage. So, pet owners must use pet-friendly Easter decorations or ensure pets do not have access to these areas. You can use paper or fabric-based decorations, which are safer for pets.

A fully customizable Instagram image template from Easter Content Pack

Pet owners, please don’t:

  1. Don’t Feed Table Scraps to Your Pets

During Easter, pet owners may be tempted to feed table scraps to their pets. However, it’s not a good idea as table scraps can upset their stomachs and cause digestive problems. Some table scraps such as bones, fatty foods, and onions can be toxic to pets. So, it’s best to stick to their regular diet and avoid giving them table scraps.

  1. Don’t Leave Your Pets Unsupervised

During Easter, there are many potential hazards that can harm your pets. So, it’s crucial to supervise them at all times. Make sure to keep them away from Easter candies, chocolates, Easter lilies, and other potential hazards.

  1. Don’t Allow Your Pets to Roam Freely

During Easter, pet owners may have many visitors coming and going from their homes. This can be stressful for pets, and they may try to escape. So, it’s essential to keep your pets in a safe and secure place, away from the front door.

  1. Don’t Give Your Pets Alcohol

During Easter, pet owners may have alcoholic beverages, which can be tempting for pets. Alcohol can be highly toxic and even fatal to them. Alcohol affects pets differently than it does humans, and even small amounts can cause significant harm. If you suspect your pet has consumed alcohol, contact your veterinarian immediately for advice and medical attention.

Free Veterinary Marketing Resource- Easter Content Pack

What are Vetstoria’s Content Packs?

Vetstoria Content Packs are our completely editable marketing assets that you can use to promote appointments and communicate with clients. Simply use the packs as they are or edit the elements and they’re ready to go! We have a range of templates that include printable assets for in the clinic, pre-made social media posts and captions, emails and text messages, and even video reel templates! The packs are completely free and are available to everyone – regardless of whether or not you use Vetstoria. We release new packs every couple of weeks, so don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know!

How to use the Content Packs?

You can download these content packs from here:

It is pretty simple!  

Step 1: Choose the pack you want, and open the clickable template links. You will be directed to Canva, which will help you customize the packs as per your brand guidelines. You only need a free Canva account to do this.

Step 2: Export the design as it is, or add your logo, brand colors, and update the text

Step 3: Download the design for your digital channels, or print physical copies!

What is included in the pack?

Our Easter content packs are perfect for veterinary marketing. These include different sets of templates for each asset, so you can choose the option that best suits your clinic. 

One of the templates is designed to remind pet owners of the commitment of bringing a rabbit into the family, while the other two alert pet owners to the dangers that chocolate and hot cross buns pose to pets.

We have provided all the information you need for veterinary marketing in the form of:

Email Banner: Emails can be a powerful tool for veterinarians to promote their clinic to pet owners. It is also a great channel to build trust and loyalty with clients between visits.

Once you select the template you prefer, you can customize it according to your requirement. To export a static email banner, simply download it as a PNG or JPEG file, or as a GIF to export your email banner with the transition effects. 

A gif version of the email banner which can be used for veterinary marketing during Easter

Flyer– Flyers are a valuable tool for veterinarians to catch clients when they are in the clinic to educate them about Easter and the hazards it comes with for pets. Vets can use flyers to highlight Easter services and promotions, distribute them at local pet stores and events, share educational information and highlight clinic staff and expertise. 

In the chocolate and hot cross bun flyers, we have provided space for you to add your emergency phone number. Make sure you update the pack before you go to print.

A flyer template from the Easter Content Pack which is a great way of veterinary marketing

Poster– Posters are useful for catching the attention of pet owners in the clinic, to display important information in high-traffic areas or even to highlight services and promotions. 

Be as creative as you like!

A poster image template from the Easter Content Pack to help vets with veterinary marketing in clinics

Instagram Post– One of the best ways for veterinary marketing is using social media platforms. Instagram can be one of the best social tools for vets to promote their clinic and services to pet owners. By sharing engaging and educational content, using hashtags, running ads, and engaging with followers, vets can use Instagram to attract new clients and build strong relationships with existing ones.

Instagram templates come as carousel posts with a suggested caption option. You can use what we have provided or you can edit or write your own. Here is one of the templates and suggested captions:

An Instagram image template from the Easter Content Pack

Thinking of adopting an Easter Bunny?

While they can make wonderful pets, it’s important to remember that rabbits are exotic animals that require a lot of care.

  • Domestic rabbits can live up to 12 years of age.
  • Rabbits are exotic pets, meaning that not all vets can care for them, and specialist care is often more expensive.
  • Rabbits are very sensitive to noise, and need to be handled with care. Children should not be in charge of taking care of them.

Additionally, rabbits require a lot more care than you may expect…

  • They need a big space (minimum of 3x3x1m), and should, if possible, be kept free inside your home.
  • Bunnies should be toilet-trained – just like cats and dogs.
  • You need to clean their hutch every day, including disinfecting their water and food bottles with rabbit-safe products.
  • They require frequent nail trims and dental check-ups, requiring help from your vet.
  • Rabbits need to be let out of their cage daily to play and exercise.
  • Bunnies love playing with their toys and digging around in their enclosure. Ensure you provide adequate entertainment.
  • They need their hair brushed daily to avoid mats.
  • They need to eat plenty of fresh veg and hay, in addition to their feed. “All-in-one” solutions are not conducive to a healthy bun.
  • Bunnies are companion animals, so ideally should be kept as a pair.

Before adopting a bunny, please ensure that you are ready to commit to providing the care that they need.

We hope you and your family have a great Easter!

Facebook Post– Facebook can be a useful platform to use for veterinary marketing. Statistics suggest that Facebook has a larger user base of 2.96 million monthly users as opposed to Instagram which is only 2 million monthly users. In terms of demographics, more than half of the global Instagram population worldwide is aged 34 years or younger. This means, by marketing on Instagram and Facebook together, vets can cover a large audience of pet owners and boost their clinic promotion. 

A Facebook image template from the Easter Content Pack

Video Reel Template– Vets can now showcase your clinic, staff, success stories, and educational content in a concise and engaging way by using video reels on social media platforms, like Instagram and Tiktok. This can help in attracting new clients and establishing your clinic as a trusted and reliable source of pet care. We have tried to simplify and help you through this template. Use our tips on how to make your video reel relevant and the steps you can take to talk about Easter. 

Email & Text Messages– In this template, we have suggested an email outline that you can follow to let your clients know about pet safety over Easter. Emailing your pet owners with tips on how to keep their pets safe is a great way to build your relationship with them. Here is a suggested text message which you can use.

Just a quick reminder to protect your furry friends this Easter – keep hot cross buns and chocolate out of reach! Have a wonderful holiday! 🐰🚫🍫🐶🐱 Happy Easter!🎉

We know social media and its ever changing aspects can be very overwhelming and we have tried our best to jot down every step to help you through this journey of veterinary marketing. 

To download this content pack and see how easy it is to customize, click here.


Easter can be a challenging time for pet owners, but by educating them about potential hazards and providing tips for keeping pets safe, veterinarians can help ensure that pets stay healthy and happy during the holiday. By utilizing a variety of educational methods, veterinarians can reach a wide audience of pet owners and provide them with the knowledge they need to keep their pets safe. This will not only help with veterinary marketing but also increase loyalty, improve customer experience, retention and ultimately boost revenue.