Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Gift-Giving Tip: Don't Forget Your Veterinarian And Their Staff!

While you are busy finishing your wrapping and last minute gift shopping, be sure that you don't forget one of the most important people in your pet's life, next to YOU.....

your Veterinarian, and their staff!!!

Many of you are like me, you visit your Veterinarian more often than you are able to visit many family members!

We are blessed with a Vet who has allowed, and has patiently accepted many late night/weekend  phone calls and frantic texts, often containing photos of allergy flare-ups, etc., etc.  (Isn't it amazing that most of the time that we have to contact the Vet, it is a Friday night or other weekend day?)

Our vet has returned texts and phone calls when he was on vacation, on his day off and various other less-than-convenient times, and has never once acted as if I was imposing. If you have a Vet like that you are BLESSED!

Gifting your Veterinarian and their staff, can be expensive.

Our Veterinarian works with approx. 6 other doctors, a number of technicians, and a large front desk staff. Our Groomer is also affiliated with our vet, and there are a number of employees there as well.

 How do you gift them all?  Problem solved! 

I thought of an easy, affordable and greatly appreciated way to thank your Vet and their staff on a budget!

I purchased a tin of popcorn from our local drug store and a beautiful Christmas cake from our local grocery store, (that is shaped as one series of beautiful CHOCOLATE Christmas trees dusted with powdered sugar!)  I placed it all in a plastic gift bag from the Dollar Store and tied a cat toy (that Cody DOESN'T USE) around the top with ribbon to give it a festive feel! (One huge mistake, I had forgotten to take the price tag off of the cake, but oh well, it probably won't be noticed anyway!) The gift is delicious and large enough for all to share, our Vet puts it in their lunchroom where it can be enjoyed all day!

The gift on the bottom is a personal gift for our Vet himself. (That isn't a necessity for some, but for us it is, because in our world, our Vet is another cherished member of our "family".) We know our Vet quite well, and purchased a T-shirt featuring a player from one of his favorite sports teams.

So, if you haven't added your Veterinarian and their staff, to your list due to budgetary constraints, you can solve that problem with a little ingenuity and creativity!!!

 Our Veterinarians give selflessly to all of US and our furbabies, that it is the LEAST we can do for THEM!!


  1. That's a lovely idea and gift and I, too, am sure they'll appreciate it.

    Frankly, the vet clinic should be sending ME something, as a thank you for all the money I spend on the cats. :-)

  2. Your vet is like mine. They are 3 nice women.
    Thanks to remind me that I have to find a gift for them.
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

  3. I agree, that is really a great idea, we love our Vet and the staff too!

  4. What a great idea and how kind. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. What a great idea! Well, except the humans are so broke this year they aren't even doing gifts for family - or us!

    1. Thanks so much Summer!! Ugh, I am so sorry, my parents are the same. They only gave us one gift and they didn't exchange gifts either! Lets sent purrs for a more prosperous 2015 for all of us! Love, Cody

  6. we always take a treat to our vet too

  7. Our vet and staff get a personally made calendar featuring us. They hang it in the front office so we see it every time we go for a visit.

  8. What a nice idea! One of the head peep's favorite parts of going to the vet's office this time of year is seeing all of the cards they receive.

  9. We love our vet too. We are so lucky to have them, even if we cats don't like to visit them. Happy Holidays to you and your family pal. My bloggy will publish tomorrow around 9:00 a.m.

  10. That's such a nice gift, I'm sure they will really appreciate it. We gave Neytiri's Vet that special organic chocolate that was in the tunnel for Advent (he was so amazing with her this year) and for Clooney's Vet and staff we gave them a tea assortment that they could all make use of. We were really touched because they actually sent us a thank you card to thank us for our gifts to them.

    1. my friend, that is so incredibly sweet and thoughtful. My vet sends a written thank you note too which touches us greatly. You are so sweet and caring!

  11. That's a great idea! We like to give our vet office friends a little something each year, too. :)

  12. Me love & hate my VET .it's complicated !
    Well, I don't like when he tell me to do DIET, but I do love him & his staff for fix me :)

    For Tis Season,
    May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.



    ❤ ❤ ❤


  13. That is a great idea. I usually just do a plate of fudge or cookies, but this is much better.

    1. Are you kidding? I LOVE your idea! Anything homemade is better than store bought, any day!

  14. I’m lucky in that I only go once a year. *knocks wood on TW’s head* That’s thoughtful of you. I guess I’ll email my vet to say Merry Christmas. She’s the super Christian religious sort.

  15. Great gift ideas Cody! We had to laugh at Fuzzy Tales comment because when we had the foster cats, we were at the vet's so often "on our dime" rather than the rescue's, we think we probably paid off our vet's mortgage!! Heehee :p But we do give them a card and shortbread cookies every year!:)

    Happy Holidays Cody and Dakota! We hope you have a nice, relaxing holiday time with your paw rents!

    your pals,
    the critters in the cottage xo


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