Guidance on the Use of Social Media
Social media refers to the various modes of electronic communication used to share information and create online networks. It includes websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, to name a few. It does not include email communication.
In this digital age, social media offers many personal and professional benefits that veterinarians and other professionals are recognizing; however, it is also important to remain aware of the potential risks. Veterinarians are expected to uphold their obligations to professional integrity and ethics, and earning the public trust. When using social media, veterinarians should reflect on several fundamental principles: