9 Best Gifts for Veterinary Assistants

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When your pet requires hospitalization, the staff member who is going to monitor your beloved friend during their time in the clinic is likely a certified veterinary assistant. 

Veterinary assistants will check that Felix is eating, has fresh water available, and clean bedding. They will make sure that your best friend is comfortable and look for any signs that will require immediate medical attention. Vet assistants will also ensure that veterinarians and veterinary technicians have easy access to any test results and medical report.  

This blog post is full of unique ideas and gifts to thank the veterinary assistants in your local veterinary practice for being a pawsome person in your pet’s life! If a member of your family is a veterinary assistant or you work with one, have a pen and paper handy too. veterinary assistant I Love Veterinary

What is a Veterinary Assistant?

Veterinary assistants are a great asset in the veterinary practice as they support other team members such as veterinarians and veterinary technicians with daily administrative and medical tasks.

If you are making a career change and the job of a veterinary assistant appeals to you, read our blog on How to Become a Veterinary Assistant.

Their duties may include but are not limited to: 

  • Giving an extra hand when restraining and comforting a patient, preparing surgical equipment.
  • Sanitizing and maintaining kennels and rooms in the veterinary clinic.
  • Answering phones
  • Greeting clients
  • Performing first aid when necessary. veterinary assistant helping the veterinarian, I Love Veterinary

Special occasions to acknowledge veterinary assistants with a gift

Like any veterinary staff, they deserve to be recognized for their hard work and important role in the wellbeing of our furry family members. 

Just saying “thank you for everything you have done for Felix” goes a long way. If you want to go the extra mile, purchasing a gift can be a great way of showing appreciation. 

Remember that a small act of kindness at any moment can make someone’s day, but some particular dates are extra special for vet assistants, including:

  • Birthday 
  • Their pet’s birthday or getting a new pet 
  • Newborn baby
  • Father’s Day or Mother’s Day (check the date depending on your country)
  • Women’s day (every March 8th)
  • Winning an award 
  • Finishing courses or going back to college to advance in their career.  
  • World Veterinary Day (last Saturday of April every year) – Check out The Best Gifts for World Veterinary Day
  • International Day of Veterinary Medicine (every December 9th)
  • Veterinary Appreciation Day (every June 18th)
  • Employee Appreciation Day (first Friday of March every year) 
  • Christmas

Veterinary Assistant Gifts

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Do you want to surprise a vet assistant with a comfortable item that they can use in their workplace? Our sneakers are the best option for you!

 In our online store, we have a vast range of beautifully designed and high-quality sneakers that any veterinary assistant would want to wear every day. Different colors, styles, and sizes are available. Check them out! 


veterinary assistant gifts I Love VeterinaryTumbles are the best gift for those coffee or tea lovers! You can find durable stainless steel tumblers made only for veterinary professionals in our online store.

Our tumblers have different sizes and designs: from funny quotes like “SORRY, I REMEMBERED YOUR DOG’S NAME AND FORGOT YOURS” to inspiring sayings such as “I SPEAK FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT”. Don’t forget about our beautiful images

“I’M A VETERINARY ASSISTANT, WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?” is an excellent design for vet assistants. 

Check out our tumblers for veterinary assistants right here.

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Our stethoscope tags are a unique and useful gift for veterinary assistants. No more misplacing or losing their stethoscope! 

When you buy a stethoscope tag, we can engrave the vet assistant’s name at the back of it. 

Order your perfect gift in our online store!

Bandage scissors engraved

bandage scissors veterinary assistant gifts I Love VeterinaryYour vet assistant can be one of the firsts ones to enjoy our newest product! Our bandage scissors are engraved for anyone who loves to have their equipment available when they need it.

Order the 4.5-inch lister bandage scissors engraved with your vet assistant’s name in our online shop.

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ZIP hoodies with pettitude! Our ZIP hoodies are a must-have for every vet assistant. They are comfy and are the best piece of clothing for cold days. 

Our hoodies come in different designs and colors, but “49% VET ASSISTANT 51% BADASS” is one of our favorites styles for vet assistants. 

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Every veterinary professional should have a piece of clothing that represents how proud they are of being the voice for the animals. Veterinary assistants are not the exception! 

Make your veterinary assistant smile with one of our spectacular t-shirts! We have designs that match with every vet assistant’s personality: serious, funny, extrovert, or introvert!


Check all our fantastic t-shirts here!


veterinary assistant gifts I Love VeterinaryYou can’t ever go wrong with a mug. I Love Veterinary mugs are a perfect veterinary assistant gift, and they are a must-have in any house. 

You can create a perfect gift combination with a t-shirt or hoodie and a mug with the same design! 

Order the perfect mug for veterinary assistants in our online shop!

Coloring book

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Coloring books are the best gift for those veterinary assistants who love arts, creativity, and relaxation. They are also a great way to refresh the memory!

If you think that a coloring book would be THE gift for your veterinary assistant, our blog post on Veterinary Coloring Books will make life easier for you!buy now button

Textbook for the Veterinary Assistant 

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The Textbook for the Veterinary Assistant by Kara Burns and Lori Renda-Francis has everything a veterinary assistant student needs to know for their program, and it is also a great study guide for graduated veterinary assistants. 

This book is a fantastic gift for any vet assistant as it is a comprehensive guide to succeed in their career. buy now button


We truly believe that teamwork is one of the keys to make the world a better place for animals. Each staff member has an essential role in the veterinary practice, and without veterinary assistants, pets would not have the proper care that they deserve.  

With this type of article, we intend to stop the competition game and appreciate each other’s hard work.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” -Hellen Keller 

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