6 Affordable and Adorable Gift Ideas for Veterinarians

Do you have a veterinarian who goes above and beyond when treating your special, four-legged friend? Did something happen this year to your furry pal, and it was only through your vet’s diligent and thoughtful care that he made it through? Do you have a veterinarian or vet student in your family that you’d like to surprise with a special gift? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because we have all the inspiration you’ll need to make your vet’s day that much brighter.

As a site that specializes in personalized gifts, we always prefer products that can be customized to mean something more. We’re not opposed to “off-the-shelf” gifts, but we know – both from our own experience and from psychological studies – that people appreciate personalized gifts FAR more than they do their generic counterparts.

That said, it’s important to consider the nature of your relationship with the recipient. Did your veterinarian just save your dog’s life, against all odds? Then it may not make sense to give them an impersonal, “silly” gift as a sign of your gratitude. On the other hand, if you only see your vet once a year for the standard round of shots, it might be weird to give them something deeply meaningful. Use your best judgment, and you’ll surely find the perfect present. And yes, we DID have to restrain ourselves from using the word “purrfect.”

Okay, enough chit-chat – on to the gifts!

6 – Shadow Design Pet Bowl

We’ve yet to meet a veterinarian who did not have at least one pet of their own, and we doubt we ever will. Vets are drawn to the profession due to their love of animals, and they usually lavish their pets with love and attention. For that reason, we’ve included many pet-centric gifts on our list today. If anyone would understand this focus, it would be a veterinarian. Personalized pet bowls are on a whole ‘nother level when you’re talking about cuteness, so you can be sure that this gift will hit the bullseye. As long as you know the name of your vet’s favorite pet, you can get it customized to fit the bill perfectly.

5 – Scrubs

When buying scrubs for a veterinarian, you have to keep two considerations at the forefront of your search: Comfort and durability. Most scrubs are at least halfway decent at meeting the first of these bars (though some are certainly better than others), which is why you should put most of your energy into finding some that will exceed in the second category. Vets must deal with fur, claws, and all kinds of other issues throughout the average workday, and they need to make sure their clothes can handle the stress. Look for brands that are highly recognized as the best, including FIGS and Barco.

4 – Personalized Pet Tote Bag

Made from high-quality canvas, this tote bag can be personalized with a pet’s name and adorned with the most adorable little paw prints. There will be no question that this bag belongs to someone who is serious about their love of animals. If that’s true of the veterinarian in your life, don’t hesitate to reward them with this handy tote, which can be used for all manner of things. Whether they need something to bring their work stuff with them on the go or just need a simple bag to take with them to the beach (or the dog park), this bag can easily serve them well.

3 – Stethoscope

Of all the tools at a veterinarian’s disposal, few can match up to the importance and versatility of a good stethoscope. With this tool, the doctor can carefully listen to an animal’s heart, lungs, and other internal organs. This gives them an excellent first step towards diagnosing the pet or giving them the all-clear. Any veterinarian you know will almost certainly have a stethoscope (or two) in their bag of tricks, but that doesn’t mean they won’t want another. The Littman Classic III is one of the most popular models in the field, but with a little research, you’ll find that there are others that get a big thumbs-up from vets as well. Make sure you tailor your gift to the needs of your veterinarian – stethoscopes made for a doc who specializes in horses may not be right for a vet who spends their days with dogs and cats.

2 – Pet Memorial Wind Chime 

For those who love their pets as true members of the family, it can be devastating when they pass on. What makes the love of a pet so poignant is that their lives are so very brief. They come into our lives, spread their adoration without restraint or conditions, and then they are gone. It is only fitting to remember them for the love they gave us and the indelible impression of life they left behind. If your vet has recently lost a pet, this memorial wind chime can let her know that you understand what she’s going through. Gifts aren’t always about making someone “happy” in the moment; sometimes they’re about making them feel loved in a time of great pain.

1 – Pet Photo Christmas Ornament

Pets may not have any concept of holidays, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be a part of the festivities. With this customizable Christmas ornament, your vet can ensure that his favorite dog or cat gets a place of honor on the family tree. Available in different shapes, this ornament can be personalized with a photograph of the pet in question, and it will make a lovely addition to any Christmas tree. And if you’re buying this for your vet as a Christmas present, it’s the perfect gift at the perfect time.

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