Pet owners make mistakes every day. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad guardians. As long as they constantly educate themselves, mindfully trying to take better care of their companions.

Digesting huge amounts of information on topics like health and diet, however, can be tricky. Luckily, Dr. Hunter Finn is willing to help. The Texas-based veterinarian regularly posts useful tips on TikTok where he tackles some of the most common issues.

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Dr. Hunter Finn is trying to strengthen the human + animal bond

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Dr. Finn started thinking of becoming a veterinarian at an incredibly young age. Eventually, he turned what was just a dream into a reality when he graduated from one of the country’s top veterinarian programs at Louisiana State University. His journey, however, was not as easy as it sounds.

During the clinical portion of vet school, Dr. Finn was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. He had to undergo surgery to remove cancer on his back as well as a few lymph nodes to be sure it had not spread. Dr. Finn then worked with a nutritionist to get his physical health back and finish school. He now practices in Arlington and is a perfect example of a young medical professional who is using social media to his advantage.

To do so, he’s sharing useful pet-care tips on TikTok

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People seem to love Finn’s expertise

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“It still blows my mind that I can reach more pet owners through one social media post than I can during my busiest day at the hospital,” Dr. Finn told Bored Panda.

His posts range from light-hearted jokes about nail trims and client overshares to life-saving information on treats. Dr. Finn chooses the topics that he as a vet is asked to explain on a daily basis. “There are many people in the world that love their animals more than anything but can’t always afford [to see the vet] when they have questions. To me, if my post helps one single family then that post was worth all the time and effort I put into it.”

He already has over 1.3 million followers

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Finn said that helping pet owners has been the most rewarding part of his newfound TikTok fame

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The vet also helps pet owners by sharing hacks that make taking care of their furry friends easier

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According to the veterinarian, health care starts with knowledge and how to prevent certain issues from hopefully ever arising. So in a perfect world, he would only see animals for healthy vet checkups although that is sadly rarely the case.

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Dr. Finn has three fur children of his own. “Asher [is the one] you have surely seen on most of my social media pages, [he] is very similar to me, an extroverted introvert who loves to explore the outdoors, but also doesn’t mind downtime sitting on the porch watching the world go by.”

“The second one is Sadie, my geriatric black Labrador who has been in my life for the past 3 years after my uncle sadly passed away. She is your typical Labrador that lives for mealtime and although she can’t move around like she used to, she loves to lay in the yard and catch some sun rays.”

Rugby is my newest addition to the family; he is still adapting to his new home. “I acquired him when my grandparents passed away and he has never been in a home with other dogs so we had to overcome his shy side at first. Now he lets me know when it’s time to play fetch with the other dogs or when it’s time to go for our daily walks around the neighborhood.”

Here’s what people have been saying about his videos