12 Vets & Clinics All Pet Lovers Should Follow on Twitter

Kitty at the v-e-t.
If you're a pet owner looking for the latest veterinary information, Twitter is a great source. Here are 12 recommendations* for vets and clinics on Twitter who tweet veterinary health advice and invaluable pet tips. In addition, the vets tweet about pet behavior, animal rescue stories, cat and dog products and more.

A number of the vets tweet about their own pets--from Dr. Patrick Mahaney who has a Welsh Terrier named Cardiff with a chronic health condition;  to Dr. Arnold Plotnick and his cat Crispy who has the "brain of Einstein and the body of Buddha;" and Dr. Janet Tobiassen and her cat Barney... 2 greyhounds and... heck, you'll have to follow her, there's a whole menagerie. The vets are not above sharing a funny animal video, either.

This post is a companion piece to a previous post, 20 People all Cat Lovers Should Follow on Twitter. I plan to follow it up with a post on pet behaviorists on Twitter.


Note: the compiled list is not in any particular order.

1. @aboutvetmed

Pet Intestinal Health: Your Questions Wanted http://t.co/AM0hdPzq Qs will be compiled for a future article on this site. Thx!Sat Oct 08 00:27:46 via Su.pr

About: Janet Tobiassen DVM is the guide to Veterinary Medicine on About.com where she has written about veterinary medicine, pets and vet news since 1999. Dr. Tobiassen specializes in small animals. She is married with a son and daughter and lives on a farm.

Blog: About Vet Med: Animal News Facts and Fun Stuff

Pets: dogs, cats, chickens and geese.

Interests: Loves making her own beads. Knitting.

2. @finch93

About: Shawn Finch DVM wanted to be a vet since she was 9 years old. She is a veterinarian at the Gentle Doctor in Omaha, Nebraska. She writes about pets at Life with Dogs. Married with 2 daughters.

Pets: 2 dogs and a cat

Blog: Riley and James Fan Club

Interests: Involved with Nebraska Poodle Rescue and a supporter of Nebraska Humane Society.

3.  @thecatexpert

Dr. Plotnick has been up to his armpits in cats for almost a week!! Check out what discoveries he found during his... http://t.co/HSbRUGG4Mon Oct 24 22:48:53 via Facebook

About: Dr. Arnold Plotnick is owner and Veterinarian of Manhattan Cat Specialists, a cats-only veterinarian practice. Known as “the Cat Guy since his studies at Penn, he is the medical editor of Catnip magazine, and writes the monthly “Ask the Vet” column for CatFancy magazine. He is on the editorial advisory board of the veterinary journal Veterinary Forum.

Blog: Cat Man Do

Pets: 2 cats

Interests: Veterinary medicine (feline specialty), writing about feline issues, traveling, music

4. @pawcurious

If you ever wanted a glimpse into a chimp trek, here it is: one of the best days of my life, btw. http://t.co/XvW2OHi6Mon Oct 24 14:22:51 via Facebook

About: Dr. Jessica Vogelsang has a long last name that no one can ever pronounce, so she goes by Dr. V. (I sympathize!) Dr. V practices medicine in San Diego, CA. She is a regular contributions to Studio One Network’s The Daily Cat and The Dog Daily. Her work has been featured on petfinder.com, in Modern Dog Magazine, and in Good Dog Magazine. She is married with 2 kids.

Blog: Pawcurious

Pets: 2 dogs, 1 cat

Interests: Aspiring surf dog competitor, Vosges chocolate lover, shoe addict

5. @drkarenbecker

Keys to Understanding Your Quirky Kitty. Read more: http://t.co/QiAWPAG2 #petsThu Oct 20 01:15:04 via HootSuite

About: Dr. Karen Becker is a Proactive and Integrative Wellness Veterinarian. She practices at the Natural Pet Animal Hospital in Chicago. Named one of Chicago's Top Ten Vets, according to Chicago Magazine.

Blog: Healthypets.mercola.com/

Pets: her home is "full of wayward pets, except one, a parrotlet."

Interests: She says, "my hobby is my job."

6. @lorieahuston

Finding and Choosing the Best Pet Food for Your Dog or Cat http://t.co/LrVRbFW9Tue Oct 25 22:28:56 via Tweet Old Post

About: Dr. Lorie Huston has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years. Lorie is currently the Feature Writer in Pet Care at Suite101.com and the National Pet Health Examiner at Examiner.com. Lorie also publishes the Voice of Pet Care newsletter. She is an SEO strategist.

Blogs: Social Media Savvy Pets, Pet Health Care GazetteFeline Health Care Corner, Canine Health Care Corner

Pets: 6 rescue cats

Interests: She does work for the Volunteer Services for Animals, a non-profit local group dedicated to helping pet owners and their pets.

7. @DrMartyBecker

Wanna see some CRAZY pet products? Catch my @GMA appearance today! http://t.co/lvjDhg7aMon Oct 17 16:21:30 via web

About: Marty Becker DVM known as "America's Veterinarian," is the veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," the resident veterinarian on "The Dr. Oz Show" and the pet expert for the American Association of Retired Persons. He is also a practicing veterinarian at Lakewood Animal Hospital in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and North Idaho Animal Hospital in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Blog: VetStreet

Pets: dogs, horses and cats

Interests: He wrote Your Dog: The Owner's Manual: Hundreds of Secrets, Surprises, and Solutions for Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog.

8. @PatrickMahaney

#Pet #Obesity: Health Implications, Recognition, and Weight Management http://t.co/4GQFeigp via@petMD #veterinarian #healthTue Oct 11 14:08:28 via Tweet Button

About:  Dr. Patrick Mahaney specializes in pain management for pets. Spokesperson and advocate for nontraditional pet care. He is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). Dr. Mahaney writes for Los Angeles Pet Care Examiner and PetMD.

Blog: Dr. Patrick Mahaney

Pets: dog

Interests: Works with local animal rescue organizations

9. @AskTheCatDoctor

Fighting cats and cat aggression are among the biggest cat behavior problems. Do you know what to do? - http://t.co/aO74amYMWed Oct 26 07:40:02 via HootSuite

About: Dr. Shelby Neely is a veterinarian that has been in private practice seeing cats exclusively for over 20 years. She owns a feline-only practice in the Philadelphia area. She is the founder of Purrfectly Yours Adoption Center.

Blog: Ask the Cat Doctor

Interests: Family, cats, writing, website development, computer graphics, current events, forensic science, continuing education, homeless animals, photography, music, travel, reading

10. @NewportVet

Sponsor a special @M_A_F care package that includes treats or toys for a heroic military dog! http://t.co/aSpqCN4PTue Oct 18 00:04:04 via web

About: Dr. Jeffrey Cohen owns the Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital, Newport Beach, CA. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Medicine for cats and dogs.


11. @thecatclinic

Does your cat have a collar with an ID tag? This is important for all pets! Indoor cats can get out. http://t.co/lobt7tUFThu Sep 22 18:38:59 via Facebook

About: The Cat Clinic is feline-only veterinary hospital in Stillwater, OK owned by Dr. Annette Cowell.


Pets: The hospital is also home and work place to Laz the cat who came back from the dead to save other cats as a blood donor for the clinic. I previewed Laz's amazing story in a previous post. Laz has his own Twitter account.

12. @VetLovingPetsHB

Be a humanitarian and donate a Tweet a day to our #no-kill animal welfare charity! http://t.co/ntWCO7wU #DT @AmazonCaresSat Oct 22 23:40:53 via JustCoz

About: Dr. Annmarie Hill, the owner, and Chief of Staff veterinarian for the Animal Care Center of Huntington Beach. Dr. Hill is married with two kids.


Pets: 4 cats (2 hairless) and dog

If you're on Twitter love to hear your recommendations for vets that you follow.

*Disclaimer: The information in this post is for educational purposes only and is not intended as an endorsement of medical services.

Photo credit: splityarn


  1. I don't understand twitter but I'm glad there's info out there to help those pet owners who do tweet! Yay! Take care

  2. Super, informative post and a marvelous list. I follow some of these and just added the rest. Thanks for the info!!

  3. believe it or not I think we are following nearly every one of them!

    Thanks for the list!

  4. How about next you do the 20 "best pet products" to follow on twitter!

  5. What a great idea for a post. I follow most of these vets and now I'll check out the rest.

  6. Cool list. I'm going to follow these guys now. :) Thanks!

  7. Hey thank you! I have loved following these other vets on twitter too...and your blog since I found you on the Blog Hop!! :)

  8. oh wow! Wonderful idea for a blog post! Thanks for writing! We're following most, but not all!
    Mommy interviewed Dr. Marty Becker for Animal Planet a few years back and (nepotism here) she had Ryker sitting in his arms the entire time! MOL!!

  9. Good information! Happy blog hopping!

  10. See? Now here's **another** reason the Human should be using her Twitter account more than once every six months!

    Purrs & nosetaps!

  11. I don't have Twitter account but sounds like it's a great way to get information!

  12. Excellent list - fantastic vets to follow!

  13. What a great list! Thank you for sharing it with us, Ann! :)

  14. Very nice information! Thanks for sharing:)

  15. Thanks for these helpful lists. I would agree, not only pets need a comfortable and affordable clinic but also humans. Clinics in Oceanside California is the best example of clinic that is helping people in case of emergencies.

  16. I've been looking for a good animal hospital in chicago, and I'll have to check the one you mention out. I've never heard of natural animal medicine before, but the idea appeals to me. If it's anything like natural medicine for people, I'm sure I will approve. Thanks for the list!

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