SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Balboa Veterinary Hospital in San Diego, CA is working to improve online communication with pet owners. The vet hospital launched a new website to educate pet owners about animal care basics, the practice's services, and the veterinary care team. According to veterinarian Dr. Juan Pablo Romero, education and communication is at the core of the veterinary hospital's mission. To support this mission, the new website includes a veterinary topics library, video newsroom, blog and information on the vet hospital's different services.
Balboa veterinarian Dr. Juan Pablo Romero announced the launch of a new website for pet owners. The site, http://mybalboavet.com, features information on the practice's services, a video newsroom, tips for welcoming a new pet into the family, and a Vetopedia.
The website's different resources are designed to help pet owners learn more about the basics of veterinary care, such as how to recognize the warning signs of illness.
"As a veterinarian, I see first-hand the difference that proactive wellness care makes each day for pets," said Dr. Romero. "This starts with empowering pet owners to recognize the warning signs of illness. I understand the importance of veterinary care is critical to a pet's well-being. Our new website will help achieve these goals."
Veterinarian Dr. Miranda Alexander agrees. "Pet owners want to provide the best possible care for their pets," said Dr. Alexander. "However, there is a lot of conflicting information on the internet these days, some of which is outdated, and some of which is just plain wrong. Our new website is a trusted resource for pet owners to access up-to-date information on pet care. They can rest assured that this information is accurate and reliable."
First-time pet owners can visit the "Veterinary Topics" to learn more about the basics of pet care. Information includes how to select the best pet to fit an individual's lifestyle needs, how to pet-proof a home, and tips for everyday living with a pet.
There is also information on the vet hospital's pet wellness program, as well as educational information on dental care, vaccinations, dermatology and dietary management. The veterinarians invite pet owners to read and comment on the practice's blog, which is frequently updated with seasonal care tips and the latest vet news.
"The blog, along with our e-newsletter and social media, are three ways we stay in touch with pet owners outside of regular wellness exams," said Dr. Romero.
Balboa Veterinary Hospital provides pet care for San Diego, Clairemont Mesa and Kearny Mesa.
Pet owners may schedule an appointment by using the website's online appointment request form. The practice is also offering an "online special" for pet owners who are new to the practice. Details are available on the vet hospital's website http://mybalboavet.com/.
CONTACT: Balboa Veterinary Hospital 888-667-5235Source:Balboa Veterinary Hospital