Ways to Thank Your Veterinarian

By: Kelli Rascoe / Published June 8, 2019



If you visit your vet office often, you see first-hand the time, energy, and effort that your veterinarian puts in for the well-being and care for your pets. In honor of all the hard work your veterinarian performs every day, we want to provide some ways to thank your veterinarian and show your appreciation for all that they do for the beloved furry friends alike.

In addition, the veterinary clinic staff works around-the-clock, sometimes up to 12-hour days, to ensure pets are receiving all the medical care they need.

Essentially, that is why we launched Veterinary Appreciation Day, celebrated on June 18, to show love and appreciation for all veterinarians and veterinary professionals and the work they do on a daily basis for our pets.

In the fast-paced digital world, we live in the word thank you can get lost amidst all the communications that happen throughout our day. In fact, the impact of a kind gesture can speak volumes.

As a leader in the pet-health industry, we see first-hand the compassionate care our veterinary professionals provide for your beloved pets. We also know how important it is to give a meaningful “thank you”, and wanted to share some of the ways we like to reach out.

From DIY cards to pet photos, here are some of our favorite ways to show appreciation to the veterinary professionals in our lives.

Six ways to thank your veterinarian



Hand-made card

There’s something extra-special about a hand-made card. Perhaps it’s the idea of personalizing your own message or having the opportunity to be creative. Consider making this a family-friendly art activity. Include the whole pack by using a pet paw print. Certainly, this is a unique way to thank your veterinarian for all that they do!

Take the time to listen

Next time you’re at the veterinary clinic, take the opportunity to check in with your veterinarian. Consider asking your veterinarian how they are, how their weekend was, or how their pets are. More importantly, take the time to listen to their response. Also, saying thank you lets them know you personally appreciate them and what they do for your pets and your community.

Shout-out on social media

If you’ve had a positive experience with your veterinary clinic, you have the opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions on social media. We all want the best medical care for our pets.

Also, when researching which veterinarian to take your pet to, consider the power of social media and how it can be used as a positive tool to sing their praises.

For example, do you appreciate the excellent communication, outstanding customer service, or amazing empathetic care towards your furry friends? Consider shouting out a positive note to thank your veterinarian and staff for their hard work.

Photo of your pet

A picture says a thousand words, and who wouldn’t want a photo of your smiling furry friend? Naturally, a photo is a unique and personal way, to thank your veterinarian and show your appreciation for all they do for your pet. In addition, the love of helping pets is quite possibly why your veterinarian became a vet. So, having the opportunity to see a photo of your happy and healthy pet, will certainly bring a smile to their face.

Gift a care package

In today’s day and age, self-care is an important component of work-life balance. Certainly, your veterinary professionals are no exception. Consider creating a care package with items that can be a resource in the workplace and provide for personal care. For example, items like Band-Aids, Ibuprofen, and cooling shoe gels can provide comfort after a full day of work.

Share your experience

The veterinarian and staff are the first to tend to our pet’s medical condition with world-class attention and medical care. Also, the insight, guidance, and help they provide us as pet parents is immeasurable.

Consider sharing your positive experience and refer your veterinarian and vet clinic to your friends, family, and their pets. Certainly, sharing this positive experience is a wonderful way to thank your veterinarian. So, that they can help more pets receive the medical care they need.


Share your appreciation everyday

Your pets are family. Also, you value the insight, guidance, and help that your veterinarians provide for your pets every day. Consider showing a token of your appreciation through a note of gratitude, an adorable pet photo, or a listening ear as thoughtful ways to thank your veterinarian. They will appreciate the thought and your appreciation will be sure to brighten their day!


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