Veterinary & Pet Holidays for Social Media

Being in charge of any type of social media account is a lot of work, especially since social media doesn’t slow down or stop. There are some industries that are easier to come up with content than others though. Social media for veterinarians seems to be one of those industries. Who doesn’t love seeing pictures of cute animals? If you are a veterinarian and are looking for easy ways to up your social media game, consider using these holidays to post pictures of the animals you care for or related content.

January Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • National Train Your Dog Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • Walk a Dog Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • Fourth Full Week of January: Kiss A Shark Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • January 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
  • January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
  • January 5: National Bird Day
  • January 6: National Cuddle Up Day
  • January 10: National Save the Eagles Day
  • January 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 20: National Penguin Day
  • January 21: National Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • January 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

February Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • Dog Training Education Month
  • Humpback Whale Awareness Month
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • February 7 – February 14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
  • Last Full Week of February: National Justice for Animals Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • February 1: National Serpent Day
  • February 2: National Hedgehog Day
  • February 2: National Brown Dog Day
  • February 3: National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 3: Feed the Birds Day
  • February 3: Doggy Date Night
  • February 12: Safety Pup Day
  • February 14: National Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • February 15: World Hippo Day
  • February 20: National Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22: National Walking the Dog Day
  • February 23: National Dog Biscuit Day
  • February 27: International Polar Bear Day

March Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
  • Dolphin Awareness Month
  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • First Full Week of March: National Professional Pet Sitters Week
  • Third Full Week of March: National Animal Poison Prevention Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • March 1: National Pig Day
  • March 2: International Rescue Cat Day
  • March 3: National If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • March 13: National K9 Veterans Day
  • March 16: National Panda Day
  • March 23: National Puppy Day
  • March 28: Respect Your Cat Day
  • March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day
  • March 31: Manatee Appreciation Day

April Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • Active Dog Month (Canine Fitness Month)
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Frog Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • First Full Week of April: National Wildlife Week
  • First Full Week of April: Veterinary Receptionist Week
  • April 3 – April 9: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • Second Full Week of April: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
  • Second Full Week of April: National Dog Bite Prevention Week
  • Third Week in April: National Pet ID Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • April 2: National Ferret Day
  • April 6: National Walking Day
  • April 9: National Unicorn Day
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 10: National Farm Animals Day
  • April 11: National Pet Day
  • April 14: National Dolphin Day
  • April 21: National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • April 23: National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
  • April 24: National Pet Parents Day
  • April 27: International Guide Dog Day
  • April 28: National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 29: National Hairball Awareness Day
  • April 30: National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day
  • Last Saturday in April: World Veterinary Day

May Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Pet Month
  • National Service Animal Eye Exam
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • First Full Week of May: Be Kind to Animals
  • First Full Week of May: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
  • First Full Week of May: National Pet Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • May 1: National Purebred Dog Day
  • May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day
  • Second Saturday in May: National Dog Mom’s Day
  • Second Sunday in May: Mother’s Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  • Last Friday in May: National Heat Awareness Day

June Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • National Foster a Pet Month
  • National Hug Your Cat Month
  • National Microchipping Month
  • National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • First Full Week of June: Pet Appreciation Week
  • Third Full Week in June: Animal Rights Awareness Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • June 4: National Hug Your Cat Day
  • June 4: International Corgi Day
  • June 8: National Best Friend Day
  • Third Sunday in June: Father’s Day
  • June 19: National Garfield the Cat Day
  • June 20: National Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • June 20: Ugliest Dog Day
  • Friday Following Father’s Day: National Take Your Dog to Work Day

July Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
  • Dog House Repair Month
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • National Pet Hydration Awareness Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • Third Week of July: National Zoo Keeper Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • July 1: ID Your Pet Day
  • July 1: American Zoo Day
  • July 10: National Kitten Day
  • July 11: All American Pet Photo Day
  • July 14: Shark Awareness Day
  • July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • July 15: National I Love Horses Day
  • July 16: Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
  • July 16: World Snake Day
  • July 26: National Dog Photography Day
  • July 29: International Tiger Day
  • July 31: National Mutt Day

August Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • Itchy Pet Awareness Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • First Full Week of August: International Assistance Dog Week
  • August 10 – August 16: Give a Dog a Bone Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • August 1: DOGust 1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 5: Work Like a Dog Day
  • August 8: International Cat Day
  • August 10: National Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 10: World Lion Day
  • August 12: World Elephant Day
  • August 15: National Check the Chip Day
  • August 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 20: International Homeless Animals Day
  • August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 23: Blind Dog Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day
  • August 30: National Holistic Pet Day
  • August 30: Intentional Whale Shark Day

September Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • Animal Pain Awareness Month
  • Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • Third Week of September: Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week
  • Last Full Week of September: Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • September 1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
  • September 8: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
  • September 11: National Pet Memorial Day
  • September 17: National Pet Bird Day
  • September 17: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
  • September 17: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
  • September 18: International Red Panda Day
  • September 23: National Dogs in Politics Day
  • September 24: National Bunny Day
  • September 24: International Rabbit Day
  • September 28: World Rabies Day

October Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

Week-Long Pet Observances

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • October 1: National Black Dog Day
  • October 1: National Fire Pup Day
  • October 2: Poodle Day
  • October 4: World Animal Day
  • October 12: National Pet Obesity Day
  • October 15: National Pug Day
  • October 15: National Fetch Day
  • October 16: National Feral Cat Day
  • October 16: Global Cat Day
  • October 20: International Sloth Day
  • October 21: National Reptile Day
  • October 21: National Pets for Veterans Day
  • October 24: National Black Cat Day
  • October 29: National Cat Day
  • Last Saturday of October: National Pit Bull Awareness Day

November Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pet Diabetes Month
  • National Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
  • National Senior Pet Month

Week-Long Pet Observances

  • First Full Week of November: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
  • First Full Week of November: Polar Bear Week

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • November 1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
  • November 7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • November 17: National Take A Hike Day
  • November 22: Go For a Ride Day
  • November 27: Turtle Adoption Day
  • Thanksgiving: National Dog Show

December Veterinarian & Pet Holidays

Month-Long Pet Observances

  • National Cat Lovers’ Month
  • Operation Santa Paws (December 1 – December 24)

Individual Day Pet Holidays

  • December 2: National Mutt Day
  • December 9: National Llama Day
  • December 9: International Day of Veterinary Medicine
  • December 10: International Animal Rights Day
  • December 13: National Horse Day
  • December 14: Monkey Day
  • December 15: National Cat Herders Day
  • December 27: Visit the Zoo Day

If you own a veterinary and are in need of SEO tips to pair with these social media holidays, check out our Local SEO Tips for Veterinarians blog post or contact the Netvantage team today!

Lexie Kimball

Lexie is an Account Manager at Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company that specializes in SEO, PPC and social media. At Netvantage, Lexie assists with online marketing campaigns and social media outreach.

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