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Link: Are You A Facebook Warrior?

by Lori Hehn - September 6, 2016 at 8:03 AM
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Our friend Dr. Andy Roark tackles the topic of Facebook and what really "Grinds his gears".
quotesVTP-SuccessfulBlue.jpg"Everyday, I see people spreading false messages and it really grinds my gears. I feel compelled to speak up whenever I see someone giving treatment suggestions, breeding advice, nutritional recommendations, etc.
My intentions are always good but in the heat of the moment I become a Facebook warrior... I felt as though it was my responsibility, as an educated individual (in these matters at least) to correct people when they were wrong." - Paula Simons

Dr. Hehn's Take

Yes! How many times do we see things regarding veterinary medicine and animals on facebook? The comments and interaction between non-veterinary people can make your blood pressure rise! But, should you get involved in the discussion? It is hard for vet techs and vets not to make comments, but my take is to stay out of it unless there is an urgent need. Like Paula mentions, you are a role model and your opinion is valued, but you should carefully pick and choose your battles.  And the take home point of her article...if you must comment, refrain from anything that may be viewed as an attack or belittling, and keep it educational and professional.

Read the full Article from drandyroark.com

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About Lori Hehn

Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and a contributor and content manager with XPrep Learning Solutions. She has a drive for continual learning and enjoys interacting with veterinary and vet tech students. She also writes veterinary learning books for children.

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