27 Must-Have Gift Ideas for Veterinarians (+2 to Avoid)

Seeking the perfect gift idea for a veterinarian or vet tech? Maybe you’re looking for a token of appreciation, a graduation idea or simply something cute for the holidays. We searched hundreds of ideas to help you find just the right gift for these animal loving caretakers.

A quirky idea for the dog-loving vet, these dog charms (6 per set) attach to any drinking glass. Add some spunk to a dinner party or keep these furry friends close on nights in. Customers love the attention to detail and craftsmanship. Also available in feline form.
$15.99 USD
$24.99 USD
If a birthday or special occasion is coming up, consider making your vet some super fun cat-shaped cakes. They are also great gifts on their own. These 3-D molds will turn out a cake in just 30 minutes. Nearly 90% of buyers give these a perfect rating and many have posted pictures of their creations.
$10.99 USD
$29.00 USD
Give your favorite vet a personalized print of his or her likeness (male/female and dark/light skin options) surrounded by animals. Adds a fun, friendly, touch to the office. In addition to the vet, you can even add the name of the clinic.
$19.99 USD
$19.99 USD
Available in 5 different colors and for both genders, these t-shirts are a great way for your veterinarian to display his or her love for helping animals.
$17.95 USD
$17.95 USD
Dogtor, get it? This light-weight t-shirt is a cute idea for a vet who doesn’t take him or herself too seriously.
$15.95 USD
$15.95 USD
For vets with a sense of humor, this mug says it all: people are gross. Dishwasher safe and printed on both sides, it’s a quality mug that’s sure to elicit some serious laughs at the office.
$11.69 USD
$11.99 USD
A great gift idea for a graduating vet or for your girlfriend, this is a piece of jewelry she’ll be proud to wear on any occasion. A great value for the price, it’s a beautiful way to show your appreciation for her chosen profession.
$14.80 USD
$35.00 USD
This classy paw pendant in inlaid with real turquoise and other gemstones and complemented by a solid sterling silver chain. It gets a near perfect rating from customers who rave about its quality. She’s sure to get lots of compliments.
$29.00 USD
$49.00 USD
This beautiful handmade wine glass is the perfect gift idea for vet techs who like to enjoy a drink or two.
$24.99 USD
$24.99 USD
Does your vet practice on horses? Look no further than this classy heart-shaped design t-shirt. Available in 5 different colors.
$19.99 USD
$19.99 USD
This award-winning book by Dr. Pete Freyburger is a great gift for vets starting their career journey. A very personal account of what it takes to be a successful vet, you’ll find yourself laughing out loud and crying through the stories.
$9.94 USD
$14.95 USD
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet, is written by National Geographic TV star Dr. Jan Pol. He his show The Incredible Dr. Pol, details his renown practice in rural Michigan. This book is full of amazing stories including his early life training in the Netherlands.
$4.86 USD
$17.00 USD
Our 3rd book recommendation, All Creatures Great and Small: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the Worlds Most Beloved Animal Doctor, by James Herriot gives a British spin on live as a vet. Based in part on Dr. Harriot’s classic BBC series.
$0.49 USD
$16.99 USD
This incredibly detailed, hand-painted 6.5 inch dog has 28 different detachable body parts. A great idea for a young person interested in getting into the field or a new student.
$24.25 USD
$25.99 USD
This resin cast cat sculpture is a great decoration for a front desk. It is based on an original carving by Susan Lordi of Kansas City. A dog version is also available.
$11.68 USD
$13.00 USD
Adult coloring books are all the rage, and this one is designed especially for vets. Perfect stress relief for veterinary science majors.
$8.09 USD
$8.99 USD
This adorable hanging cat necklace will make hearts melt. Made from solid sterling silver, it’s a keepsake you’ll be remembered by.
$22.99 USD
$22.99 USD
These silver paw earrings will add to your vet an animal loving vibe. Along with the silver version pictured, they are also available in a gold-plated and platinum versions.
$19.99 USD
$19.99 USD
The perfect graduation gift for a vet tech, this silver charm is a momento to treasure as a symbol of his or her dedication to the profession. A good bulk purchase for an entire class of graduates.
$13.88 USD
$13.88 USD
This cute Christmas ornament vet jacket with paw prints is a great holiday gift idea for your vet. The personalized name is hand-written by the artist when you order.
$13.99 USD
$13.99 USD
Show your vet how much you appreciate him or her with this personalized positive affirmations poster. A great way to express your gratitude.
$18.50 USD
$18.50 USD
A great gift to help your vet promote his or her services in the office. Handmade from wood in Texas. Quick and easy to assemble.
$16.00 USD
$16.00 USD
If a t-shirt is not enough, get a dogtor mug too! This smartly designed dogtor cartoon is sure to give your vet a chuckle.
$13.99 USD
$13.99 USD
This t-shirt sums up life for most veterinarians, doesn’t it? Made from stylish lightweight material, it’s a refreshingly honest gift that’s fun to wear.
$19.99 USD
$19.99 USD

What should you avoid giving a vet?

– Anatomy textbooks or study guides. They probably already have these, plus why stress them out even more?
– Animal toys. Vets may want to choose these own their own, based on expert knowledge rather than what’s cute.

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