18 Best Gifts for Veterinarians and Vet Techs

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Now, more than ever, animals are becoming a part of our family. If you know someone with a furbaby, or if you have a pet, then you probably know a veterinarian. Let your vet know how much you appreciate their care and concern for your pet. Or congratulate a freshly minted veterinarian or vet tech in your life. Here are 18 gift ideas to choose from:

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Gifts for Vets, Vet Students, and Vet Techs that Show Your Appreciation

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Inkstone Veterinary Engraved Pen Light with Stylus Tip

You can't write a prescription without a pen! Brighten up the exam room with a specially laser engraved pen light featuring the veterinary symbols and paw prints.

This special gift is not only stylish, but it's multi-functional. The rubber stylus tip makes it easy to use with any touch screen device -- save screens from gross fingerprint smudges!

And bonus, it comes in a satin-lined case for a great gift presentation. The ballpoint tip is refillable with mini-D1 ink refills and the light operates on replaceable L736 or LR41 batteries.

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“Good Veterinarians Talk to Animals, Great Veterinarians Hear Them Talk Back” sign

Hang it on the office wall or place it on the bookshelf at home, this cute wooden sign says it all! Measuring 6″ x 8″ x 1.5 inches, the sign is intentionally rustic and distressed to match nearly any decor.

Perfect for any animal whisperer or Doctor DooLittle, this quip lets everyone know who’s the best of the best. Make a great appreciation gift for your veterinary doctor, which will become a unique keepsake and a constant inspiration for them.

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Trust Me I’m a Dogtor Veterinarian Mug

Puns don’t have to be the lowest form of humor, especially when it’s true! Garner a few laughs in the veterinary clinic with this 11 ounce white ceramic mug that proves you are the consummate professional. And of course, you will never be confused with those other doctors of gross “hoomans.”

The full color sublimation imprint is vibrant, long lasting and lead-free. It’s also dishwasher and microwave safe. The design shows on both sides and is great for hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate (but please, no toilet water.)

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Veterinarian - Personalized Custom Cartoon

Nothing says you are grateful like individualized and personalized artwork. GiftsbyAbigail offers customized cartoons that celebrate the hard work of vet professionals.

Any name or other text can be chosen along with several options for skin tones; blonde, red, grey, brown or black hair color; and male or female characters. Even include free add-on pets!

The artwork comes matted in a plastic protective envelope; solid oak frame is also optional. Get the work in 8x10 or 9x12, including matte and get it on a keychain as well.

Show your vet’s office thanks with whimsy with this thoughtful gift.

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Heart Beat Dog Paw Bracelet

Give your fashionable vet tech grad a congratulatory accessory — a stainless steel heartbeat dog paw bracelet. The hypo allergenic bangle doesn’t rust, change color or tarnish and it is lead and nickel free. It can be worn with scrubs or dressed up for a night out. The heartbeat dog paw bracelet will arrive in a velvet bag ready to be given as a cherished gift.

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7x7 Tile Artwork for Veterinary Professionals

This colorful ceramic art décor is a special way to say thank you to those people dedicated to caring for your beloved pets. The 7×7 inch tile is made with high quality porcelain and comes with a fixed hook for hanging and an easel for desktop display.

It's the perfect gift idea for anyone in your veterinarian’s office, and even comes in a gift box so there’s no need to fuss with wrapping paper. Make them feel proud of this great PAWfession!

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Personalized Veterinarian Laser Engraved 20 oz Tumbler with Straw

This personalized tumbler is the ideal gift for someone who loves the planet as much as they love their furry friend. Etched with a professional laser engraver, you can have any name or monogram added to a painted stainless steel tumbler. You can also opt for custom designs so you can create the perfect gift.

These 22 oz tumblers won’t break and come with a lid and straw to prevent spills.

Don’t sweat chilled drinks; the double-walled, vacuum insulated design provides an airtight seal which keeps beverages at the ideal temperature while preventing condensation.

This is an excellent gift that any veterinary technician (or even the entire staff) would love at the holiday season!

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Here are some of our favorite gifts for dog lovers too!

Best Veterinarian Ever Makeup Bag

Just because they work with animals doesn’t mean they have to look like one. Your favorite veterinarian can use this cute zippered makeup bag to store all her treats and goodies.

Professionally printed in the USA, the natural beige canvas bag featuring a sleek black zipper with a silver pull features a crisp, clear, vibrant design that won’t fade.

And if they don’t wear makeup? It still makes a great utility bag to round up loose knick knacks, great for everyday use or special occasions and travel. This is one of the best gifts for professional animal lovers!

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Willow Tree Angel of Friendship

One of the most sought after keepsakes ever created, the Willow Tree collection now has pet themed angels. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each Willow Tree piece from her studio in Kansas City, MO.

This piece is cast from Susan’s original carving and painted by hand. Makes a wonderful gift for any pet lovers, pet owners, or anyone who is devoted to the care of animals.

The resin figure with wire wings stands 5 inches high (or choose a seated figure at 3.5 inches) and comes in a gift box ready for gifting.

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Live Love Heal Hoodie

Help them stay toasty in the office with a cozy hoodie that displays a warmth for animals. Choose from several different solid colors. The zippered hoodie is machine washable and tumble dry low.   

The “Live Love Heal” graphic is unisex in design and is perfect for veterinary students or staff to wear over scrubs (or even on a daily basis). Let everyone know how much our pets are truly loved. 

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Vet Tech Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book

Vet techs are often work long hours and can make it through a stressful situation with a smile on their face. They deserve a cute gift that shows how much they are appreciated while also giving them a great way to unwind at the end of those long days.

Adult coloring books like this one (along with a glass of wine) can be the perfect way to relax at home. Add in a box of colored pencils and you have a great gift for a special occasion - or just to say thank you for no reason at all.

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Funny Dog Cone T-Shirt

No one wants to wear the cone of shame. But, life happens. And no one understands that better than your veterinarian. This funny t-shirt tells the story! It really is “all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.”

The 100% cotton shirt comes in several different colors for both a men’s and women’s fit. Wear this shirt under scrubs or alone.

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Heart Stethoscope with Paw Print Vinyl Decal

The Paw Print Heart Stethoscope decal will proudly display their career as a veterinarian or vet tech. They can place the die-cut vinyl sticker on other surfaces like walls, phone cases, mailbox, travel mug, laptops, etc.

The decal will come with clear transfer tape, so they can easily apply it to anything. Perfect if you're shopping for veterinarian gifts on a budget!

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Complete Suture Practice Kit for Medical and Vet School

Some people learn best by doing. What better gift than a practice kit for suturing! This kit comes with everything they need to practice with a variety of suture knots and techniques – perfect for practicing emergency suturing skills on a variety of wounds.

Set includes: Pre cut quality skin simulation silicone model with wounds of various shapes (14 wounds), 2 types of reusable suture threads plus 6 needles. It has 3 different layers of skin (hypodermis, dermis and epidermis.

This makes a great gift for any medical student, for teaching and training purposes.

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Veterinarian Natural Canvas Tote Bag

What better way to carry your worries than in a super cute bag! This canvas tote is great for holding important things like groceries, lunch, office supplies or fresh scrubs. Use it in the car, at the game, the library or the beach.

The small tote bags measure 15″x15″ with 26.5″ sturdy, reinforced fabric handles. Get the medium bag that features full side and bottom support gussets, measures 15″x18″x6″ with 22″ reinforced fabric handles.

This bag is as versatile as your veterinarian! 

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Animal Shaped Bookmark Clips

There’s nothing fun about paperwork. So bring your own fun with colorful paper clips shaped like animals! They make excellent bookmarks for studying or as replacements for boring staples.

Set includes 40 clips: 10 pink elephants, 10 blue birds, 10 silver cats and 10 golden dachshund dogs, all packed in a steel box. Liven up your files and add a touch of whimsy to your desk.

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Veternarian Personalized Tote Bag

Sometimes, you have to make a few house calls. You need your equipment, but you want to look professional.

Enter this tote. At 14.5 inches tall and 20.5 inches wide, there’s plenty of space for the tools of the trade. The two mesh pockets on the outside are perfect for holding water bottles or other bottled liquids.

The sturdy polyester wipes clean, has a zippered main compartment and a front pocket with a pen loop. The straps are 29 inches long and you can get an additional 13 pocket organizer if needed.

And the best part — the personalized printing on the front! Choose from several colors and have any name and title printed next to the heartbeat paw print stethoscope design.

You can’t go wrong with a gift like this!

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Mosby's Veterinary PDQ: Veterinary Facts at Hand

Give the gift of knowledge! Every vet or vet tech should always have the pocket-sized Mosby’s Veterinary PDQ, 3rd Edition on hand. This reference provides you with quick access to hundreds of veterinary medicine facts, formulas, lab values, and procedures.

Ideal for the clinical setting, coverage includes key topics such as pharmacology, common diseases, diagnostic procedures, imaging techniques, parasite identification, urinalysis, blood tests, and other lab work.

The new edition is divided into 10 color-coded sections to help quickly find what you need to deliver safe and efficient veterinary care. It also contains valuable formulas, conversions, full-color photos and line drawings to illustrate procedures and tests.

Be the smartest gift giver ever!

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Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, some chickens, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher and fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

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