We all love our furry friends. Many people forgo having children, in favor of raising fur babies. When we have our own kids, we still treat our pets like offspring. It was cold the other morning, and I saw my neighbor walking her great dane. He was wearing a sweater. And every night after dinner I see a couple walking by with their dog in a stroller. People don’t just have pets, they have therapy animals. Some people bring small dogs shopping with them in their purses! But it isn’t just the dogs. It is cats and other pets as well. I just got my cat a scratching post that looks like a mini computer for her to “work” at while I am working on mine. Some people even have skunks and pigs as pets.
Since we all care for these animals as our children, it is only natural that we bring them to the vet for check ups, shots, and when they are out of sorts. Good thing their doctors love animals as much as we do. Don’t go barking up the wrong tree, show your appreciation to all the vets out there by giving them some of these gifts for veterinarians that will make them as happy as a clam.
1. Custom Veterinarian Portrait
Unique veterinarian gifts
This one of a kind gift will look great hanging on a wall at home or at the office. Just upload a photo, and the rest will be done for you.
Or you can get a custom pet portrait made from a photo of their pet. Does your vet adore your pooch? Give your veterinarian a portrait of Rover as a thank you gift from your furry friend.
As a funny, unusual gift, give your vet a custom bobblehead of themself.
2. Paw Print Scissors
Vet tech gifts
These scissors are great for rebandaging booboos, and the paw prints are just the cat’s meow!
Someone has to take the dogs out. They need to be walked, rain or shine. Give your vet tech a funny umbrella hat to keep them dry while leaving their hands free for scooping poop.
A fob watch easily clips onto a pocket and won’t snag in pets’ fur like a wrist watch will.
For night shifts, a flashlight pen will be useful for checking on pets and writing info on the clipboard.
3. Wireless Coffee Warmer
Best gifts for veterinarians
Who has time to actually drink a whole cup of coffee at work before it gets cold? I had a boss one time that everyone thought drank a million cups of coffee each day. It turns out, it was the same cup of coffee. He just kept heating it up in the microwave because it would get cold before he got to finish it. A wireless coffee warmer will keep a cup of coffee warm so they can drink it before it turns to sludge.
People are trying to eat healthier and save money by bringing their lunch to work. An insulated paw print lunch bag will be useful, while showing their love for animals.
If they want a hot lunch, but don’t want to wait their turn at the microwave, give them a portable lunch warmer. These can be plugged into an outlet or into the car. The food heats right in the container.
4. Bath Tray
Relaxation gifts for veterinarians
While my son is not a vet, he does work at a doggy daycare. On a bad day, he has had to break up fights between dogs. On a mediocre day, he has to deal with incessant barking. Then there is the good day where he just goes home smelling like animals and bleach. I don’t think it matters what field you work in, at the end of a long day, everyone needs to relax. Give them a bath tray so they can sit back and soak away all the cat fur and dog dander, with a glass of wine and a good book.
Get them a bath pillow so they don’t get a stiff neck or bruise themselves from leaning against the edge of the tub. Bath Bombs will leave them smelling much nicer than wet dog.
5. Catnip Molecule Necklace
Christmas gifts for veterinarians
For Christmas give a cute necklace with the molecule for catnip. For a male veterinarian you can get pet cufflinks instead.
You can even get him a cat or dog necktie.
Another nice Christmas gift is a coffee table book about dogs. This will be a conversation piece for their living room.
For a custom holiday gift you can get a personalized hanger for their lab coat.
6. Animal Print Scrub Top
Gifts for vet students
Being a student is expensive. Not to mention, with classes and studying there isn’t much time left over for a job. Help them out by giving them some scrubs with animal print design. You can get animal scrub caps too.
Help them study with these handy reference guides for students.
7. Veterinary Wine Glasses
Funny gifts for veterinarians
Ahhh, to relax after a long day with a glass of wine. Why not have them add a bit of laughter with these funny wine glasses.
If you want to make a themed gift basket, choose a nice bottle of wine along with an animal wine stopper to add to the wine glass.
Or get them a bottle of wine along with one of these humorous animal wine holders.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other jobs too!
8. Homemade Pet Treats
Gifts for veterinarian office
When I take my cat to the vet, sometimes they entice her to come out of her carrier with a treat. It is also a good distraction when they are going to start prodding her. Give them a tasty supply of homemade pet treats to keep on hand.
Or give them a cat grass growing kit. Cat grass is not catnip. It can be any kind of grain such as rye or wheat. Cats munch on this to help aid digestion. It helps keep them from munching on other plants that might not be as healthy. My cat has a habit of trying to chew green Christmas garland. I guess I better get some cat grass!
A pet water fountain can be useful at the vet’s office. Pet’s need to stay hydrated for proper kidney function.
9. Cat planters
Cat gifts for veterinarians
These are a great gift for anyone who loves animals. They don’t need a green thumb. Succulents are easy to grow, even for the worst gardener. Your vet can take these home or use them as a playful office decoration.
Your vet can use a whimsical cat mug at the office for their morning coffee or tea.
Veterinarian offices use a lot of paper towels to clean up messes left by pets. Why not give them a cute cat paper towel holder?
10. Thank You Plaque
Veterinarian appreciation gifts
These specialized doctors take care of our fur babies and hold our hands when it is time to say goodbye. Show them how much you appreciate their care with a thank you plaque. Everyone has stressful days, especially when you hear constant dog barking, get scratched by cats, and nipped by birds. However, when they sneak away for a minute of peace and quiet, and see that plaque sitting on their desk, they will remember why it is all worth it.
They can also use a vet candle to help them relax.
Why not give your time and make a batch of cookies for everyone in the office to share, using pet shaped cookie cutters. Make sure to label them so they don’t get them confused with the pet treats!
11. Dog Paper Clips
Dog gift ideas for vets
For a dog themed vet gift, give them some dog shaped paper clips.
Or get your vet a dog mousepad for his office computer.
The staff will like one of these leash holders with a dog theme. It will help keep things organized when taking the dogs out to do their business.
12. Custom Pet Blanket
Personalized veterinarian gifts
This is a great gift from patients or office staff with photos of their favorite pets.
A personalized water bottle to show off their love of animals will surely keep them hydrated during a busy day.
A custom stethoscope tag makes a thoughtful stocking stuffer.
13. Singing Bird Clock
Bird gifts for veterinarians
Birds go to the vet sometimes too. Give your vet one of these bird clocks that sing on the hour.
Or give them some bird wind chimes to decorate their patio or to hang outside their office door, welcoming people.
A window bird feeder will bring fine feathered friends to visit all day long.
14. Dog Bubbles
Thank you gift for a veterinarian from pets
While your vet won’t use these bacon or peanut butter flavored bubbles for themselves, they can use them for their patients. Dogs don’t usually buy gifts for people, so they don’t really know what to buy. They get things they would like for themselves!
Fifi would like to say thanks by giving indestructible pet toys for other pets to play with at the office.
Your cat will want to thank her vet by giving a pet hair remover glove to get rid of all the fur that accumulates around the office.
Fluffy will also want to thank her vet for keeping her calm during the exam with some pet pheromone spray.
15. Bunny Ring Holder
Bunny gifts for veterinary staff
This cute ring holder is great to keep by the sink. This way the staff doesn’t misplace their jewelry while washing up or giving Fido a bath.
Bunny socks are a funny gift for all, and make great office stocking stuffers.
You can even get a bunny phone holder for the office staff to keep on the desk.