Everyone knows a veterinarian somehow. You might have a veterinarian in the family, or know someone who has just graduated from college. You’ve probably taken your pet to the vet at some point in their lives (and if you haven’t, you really should!).
You might well have wondered at some point what the best gifts for vets are.
So, what are the best gifts for vets?
Veterinarians are busy and caring professionals. Veterinarians are by nature kind, generous and giving. They put pets first, and this can mean that their own well-being can come last.
Veterinarians are intelligent, resourceful and capable of working under pressure. But they do have some faults!
Vets are disorganised creatures, and can struggle to find things that they need. Many vets resort to “borrowing” other people’s pens, stethoscopes and mugs. In a busy practice, nothing stays where it was left for long!
I also know a lot of vets who end up wearing the same clothes every day, regardless of how worn out they are. When you’ve got more important things to think about, you can’t spend too much time worrying about fashion!
The best gifts for veterinarians are thoughtful, personal and they solve a problem. You can really brighten a vet’s day with a gift that they might not otherwise have bought for themselves.
So, on that note, here is our list of the best gifts for vets:
I can tell you from experience that there is nothing more important to a veterinarian than a cup of coffee! Veterinarians rarely stray far from the nearest brew.
A cup of coffee can make all the difference on a long, stressful day. I’ve yet to meet a vet who wasn’t at least partly powered by caffeine!
The problem vets face is, which mug to use? Every practice has a collection of chipped, stained and grubby mugs in a cupboard somewhere. But nobody wants a nasty generic mug!
So the obvious gift for any veterinarian is their very own mug they can proudly display!
Best of all, a mug is the perfect place to demonstrate the humour that keeps veterinarians smiling.
My favourite mug is this one. I love the subtle (wink) warning to the pet thieves found in all veterinary practices!
There are few things more annoying for a veterinarian than not being able to find their stethoscope.
Vets are notorious for not being able to find things right under their noses. If you combine this with the fact that veterinarians and veterinary technicians are terrible for “borrowing” things without asking, you have a recipe for trouble!
The last thing a veterinarian needs on a busy day is struggling to find their stethoscope, and then finding it jammed in someone else’s waxy ears!
A stethoscope tag is a fantastic investment to solve these problems. A stethoscope tag instantly identifies a veterinarian’s stethoscope, deterring people from “borrowing” it. It also stops accidental use of other people’s stethoscopes. Nobody wants to share ear wax with someone else!
Bandage scissors are an essential ingredient for a productive day. Unfortunately, they have a tendency to go walkabouts…
Enter personalised bandage scissors!
Prominently engrave your favourite veterinarian’s name on the scissors to permanently protect them from “borrowing”.
Veterinarians and vet techs spend a lot of time on their feet. A LOT.
A comfy pair of sneakers is essential to keep veterinarians standing for long periods.
Now, imagine the envy that comfy, themed sneakers could induce… I can tell you from personal experience that a new pair of shoes can quickly become the talk of a practice.
So, have a look at these sneakers and make everyone else jealous!
Veterinarians are as a rule dedicated to helping animals and people. Veterinary medicine is a vocation, and veterinarians live and breathe it. Being a veterinarian isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life.
For veterinarians, clothes need to be functional and multifunctional. Clothes that can work for any occasion are high on the list of essential items for vets.
Hoodies are ideal for this. They can be pulled on quickly to cover a uniform, they’re comfy to sit in while having a (rare) break and they’re good for outside work too.
Unfortunately, vets have a bit of a reputation for having poor fashion sense. I think this is unfair personally. Most vets just don’t have time to shop for themselves!
So, help your favourite veterinarian out, and get them a hoodie they can use and love for years to come.
I’d suggest getting a hoodie that doesn’t scream “I’m a veterinarian” but one that hints at it. I like this one for example:
Vets are caring and hardworking people. They put pets and other people first, and sometimes forget to do nice things for themselves.
If you’re reading this, then you’ve taken the time to work out what the best gifts for vets are. I’ve yet to meet a vet who wouldn’t love any of these gifts, so go ahead, treat that special vet in your life!