BlogPaws Social Media Conference Adds Track For Veterinarians

BlogPaws will be holding its second conference, BlogPaws 2010 West, in Denver, Colorado.

BlogPaws, online resource aimed at helping pet enthusiasts build their online presence and enhance their social networks, will hold its second pet blogging and social media conference, BlogPaws 2010 West, Sept. 9-11 in Denver, Colo.

BlogPaws 2010 West will also include the new Vet Track, designed specifically for veterinarians. The full day event will take place Sept. 11.

The conference was originally geared for pet enthusiasts, but when veterinarians and veterinary technicians expressed a desire for veterinary-specific information, BlogPaws decided to create Vet Track, according to co-founder Caroline Golon.

The aim of Vet Track is to serve as a resource for veterinarians to learn more about getting their practice on the Web and how social media is used to positively affect their practice.

Session topics include:

• “Why a Practice Should Have a Website and be Involved in Social Media,” by Geoff Tucker, DVM, an equine practitioner.
• “The Internet and the Vet: How Expectations are Changing Between Veterinarians and Their Clients,” by Nancy Kay, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, author of Speaking for Spot.
• “Legal Concerns for Veterinarians on the Web,” by Douglas Jack, a lawyer and head of VetLaw in Canada.

There will also be a panel with veterinarians discussing their use with social media followed by a Q&A.

Click here to register for the event.

BlogPaws donates a portion of event proceeds to animal rescues and shelters. The first conference, which was held in Columbus, Ohio, in April, raised more than $13,000 in cash and another $4,000 in food and product donations from sponsors.

Sponsors from that event included the American Animal Hospital Association, PurinaCare, DelMonte, Pedigree, Petsmart and Furminator.

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