BERKELEY, CA–(Marketwire -12/13/11)- Dr. Jas Mattu and his team of animal care professionals at the University Veterinary Hospital in Berkeley, California are reaching out through a variety of social media networks to provide information on pet health and wellcare, with the goal of helping people take better care of their pets. Because the veterinarian believes that the best way for pet owners to care for their beloved animal companions is to provide them with proper ongoing nutrition and to prevent veterinary problems before they start, the doctor wanted to make information and answers to questions available in all of the outlets people are using to communicate in the social atmosphere today.

The practice uses its Facebook page at “University Veterinary Hospital” to present interesting video clips, quick pet wellcare tips, links to articles on animal geriatrics, charitable giving information, rescue and adoption opportunities, and quick news items about events at the office such as posting photos of the animal runs for its dog boarding service.

Pet owners considering bringing their pets to the pet hospital may review its page on Yelp. There they can browse through reviews from pet owners on everything from the clinic’s dog boarding service to some emotional stories about the care their pets received. Of the 46 reviews listed, 30 give the practice a five star rating, with many being very enthusiastic about the high level of compassionate care given to their pets. Those interested in taking their pets to the animal clinic can click on a link to a coupon entitling them to a $29 initial office visit.

The pet hospital also offers a veterinary blog and free e-newsletter, featuring pet care tips and the latest in pet health news. Dr. Mattu personally selects the topics for the bi-weekly e-newsletter. Commenting on his practice’s use of so many communication outlets, the veterinarian said, “We provide state-of-the-art care when pet owners bring their pets to see us, but we’re also committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventive medicine and proper nutrition at home. Our goal is to help pet owners everywhere understand the warning signs of illness and educate them about what they can do on their own to keep their pets healthy and happy.”

Services available at the Berkeley pet hospital include dog boarding, animal dentistry, emergency pet care during office hours, spay and neuter and other surgical procedures. Pet owners can also manage their pet’s health online through the website’s Pet Portal which was recently updated to provide an enhanced user experience, upgraded security features, and much more.

University Veterinary Hospital is located at 810 University Ave in Berkeley, CA. Further information on the animal clinic or its social media network may be obtained by visiting their website at Guests visiting the website are encouraged to search the informative articles and blog posts for helpful tips and to register for the free e-newsletter.

University Veterinary Hospital
Berkeley, CA