A veterinarian is absolutely indispensable for our pet’s health and well-being, not to mention our own peace of mind when our dogs get sick. What better way to show our appreciation than celebrating these amazing people and the work they do with a gift?

But what are the best gifts for veterinarians? What could they find useful or heartwarming and notice your appreciation of their work? Here are some ideas for cool gift ideas for veterinarians to inspire you to say thank you for everything they have done for your dog.

A Beautiful Card & Handwritten NoteA Beautiful Card & Handwritten Note

Simplicity is always a good approach when you want the meaning of your gesture to stand out. A heartfelt handwritten thank you note will allow you to express how much this person and their services mean to you and your dog, in your own words. Your vet is likely to keep such a personal gesture forever.

Take your time to choose a beautiful card that speaks to you and will speak to the vet. Artists’ blank cards are a great choice as they are always printed on high quality and thick cards, and they will last a long time.

There are some wonderful designs to choose from, so you are bound to find a card that expresses your gratitude. Cards like these can be framed and displayed in the veterinarian’s office, surgery or home and treasured for a long time.

Here are some heartwarming cards to gift for veterinarians:

Positive Reviews & Recommendations

Sometimes, the best gift for a veterinarian is not one that you can buy from a gift shop. Your vet will appreciate the gift of your gratitude and your approval of the hard work they do to help you look after your pet, and you can show this by leaving glowing reviews on your vet’s website, social media pages, and other review sites.

Positive reviews will all help to drive more clients to your veterinarian's clinic, allowing their business and reputation to thrive, and exposing their talent and care to others who are searching for a good vet.

If your veterinarian had done an amazing job at helping to save your dog, or to help your pet recover from illness, shout it from the rooftops! You can rave about what your vet has done for you to all of your friends who own pets, and you can share your story in Facebook groups with fellow pet owners, and even spread the word when in the park walking your dog.

Some of the most popular sites to leave veterinarian reviews:

Word of mouth is a powerful gift. If you want to let your vet know what you are doing to help promote them, you can let them know with the idea above. A card and handwritten note will let them know how much they are appreciated.

Goodies Hamper

Goodies HamperVets have very stressful jobs and long hours, and there is nothing that they would appreciate more than having a generous hamper of yummy goodies delivered to the surgery for all of the staff to share and pick at throughout the week.

Fruit, biscuits, sweets, chocolates and cake are all great ideas for filling up a hamper. The staff will benefit from the sugar boost on busy days, or those days when everything is going wrong, when there has been a difficult client, or worse, a tragedy or bad news that has brought the team moral down.

Go for high quality delicious items to fill your hamper. You can even make homemade cookies and cake if you are good at baking. And why not include a nice bottle of wine with a label on it for your personal vet to enjoy so that they know how special they are?

Here are some cost-effective and cool goodies hamper gifts for veterinarians:

Tacky But Fun Vet-Themed Gifts

No matter what the profession, anyone can appreciate a bit of humor. There are plenty of fun printed gift ideas for veterinarians available online, many of which are themed, or can be personalized. It doesn’t have to be cheap or low quality either. For example, many printed canvas tote bags and T-shirts are great quality and the designs are endless.

A simple online search will pull up all of the designs that you are looking for. You can search for pet-related designs, cute designs, and funny designs. You can even find designs that specifically refer to being a veterinarian or rescuing animals.

The great thing about tacky but fun vet-themed gifts like these is that although they may not seem like very serious gifts, they are still very useful and won’t go to waste. Travel mugs are great for coffee drinkers. Fridge magnets are fun to decorate the home or surgery. How about a framed print or hand-lettered quote to inspire anyone who reads it?

Here are some potential ideas and items to explore:

Gift Vouchers

When you are not sure what to get somebody as a gift, and you want to minimize the possibility of waste and unwanted gifts, why not go for the traditional and safe option of purchasing a gift voucher?

Gift VouchersEverybody appreciates a gift voucher as a useful present because it gives them the excuse to treat themselves to something they might not have thought about purchasing for themselves out of their own pocket. A veterinarian is no exception.

The most obvious idea for gift vouchers for veterinarians is a book voucher. Everybody reads some kind of book, and even if they don’t they can still spend the voucher on stationery, calendars, accessories, or anything else that a book store usually sells. Alternatively, you can offer a gift voucher from a lesser-known store or an online store, perhaps an animal-related one if you know that your vet has his or her own pets.

Here are some popular gift vouchers people generally prefer:

The great thing about gift vouchers is that they can be presented in a card with a handwritten note, which means you get to say thank you in more ways than one. They usually last for quite a while before they expire too, so your busy vet doesn’t have to spend it straight away.

Charity-Based Gifts

If anyone is going to be an animal lover, it is going to be your veterinarian. So why not get them a gift that acknowledges their love for the kind of work they do?

Veterinarian gifts that contribute towards a good cause that you know your vet believes in will be greatly appreciated, not only by your vet but also by the charity you choose and the people and animals it supports.

You could, for example, sponsor an animal on behalf of your vet. Many charities offer programs that enable you to do this. The idea is straightforward: you pay a fee towards the care or rehabilitation of an animal that has been rescued by a particular charity or rescue center.

For example, below are some great charities where you can sponsor puppy, adult or senior dog adoption that will grow up and be trained to make a real difference in someone’s life, or sponsor saving a wild animal's life:


Our veterinarians are amazing people and they know what an awesome job they do, because they chose to work hard for years to get qualified for the profession. While we don’t have to thank them for their work, small gifts that show our appreciation make all the difference in an industry that is filled with stress and sadness.

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