12 Unique Veterinarian Graduation Gifts – Let’s Celebrate

We all want to get that recent veterinary grad something special, our list of the best veterinarian graduation gifts is here to help! After all, they did accomplish something amazing while working their tails off for years. However, it is sometimes hard to decide what to give them.

Most other veterinary graduation gift articles suggest that you get the new grad mugs and shoes. However, we all know that nobody needs another cup, and shoes are one of those things that are personal. You can’t pick out a pair of shoes for someone else. Plus, what do you get for the recent veterinary grad that has seemingly everything?

These twelve unique veterinary graduation gifts will show your recent vet grad how much you care.

12 Unique Veterinarian Graduation Gifts – Let’s Start Celebrating!

1. Donation in Their Name (for Veterinarian Graduation Gifts)

You can donate in their name to one of their favorite animal charities. Veterinarians are empathic people by nature; some even go through empathy training classes in veterinary school. So with that being said, who wouldn’t want a donation in their name to a charity?!

You can find out what charities they like by asking them or seeing what posts they share on social media. There are so many rescue organizations that are struggling. Any kind of donation, no matter how big or small can make a difference.

2. Stethoscope

An outstanding veterinary stethoscope, like an UltraScope or Littman cardiology stethoscope, will make an excellent gift for a graduating vet student. Veterinarians use stethoscopes daily to listen to heart and lungs sounds, so it’s a perfect gift for any veterinarian.

The cardiology stethoscopes are the best ones because they can pick up murmurs and other faint sounds that other stethoscopes might not be able to detect. A veterinarian may want to have multiple stethoscopes to keep one at work, one at home, and one in their car. Even if their stethoscope from vet school is still good, it’s always nice to have a backup.

3M Littmann Cardiology IV Diagnostic Stethoscope, Rainbow-Finish Chest Piece, Black Tube, Stem and Headset, 27 Inch, 6165
  • Diagnose and make decisions with confidence
  • Hear subtle changes in patient status
  • Useful in critical care and challenging environments such as the ED, ICU, Cardiac ICU, step-down unit and other dynamic locations
  • 7-year warranty
  • Ergonomic and high profile construction; 40% larger chestpiece and 60% deeper bell than the 3M Littmann Classic III Stethoscope

3. Chocolate Sampler – Awesome Veterinarian Graduation Gifts

You can make any of our other graduation gifts for veterinarians better by adding some unique chocolate samplers. We did mention the Hu chocolate in our vet tech gifts post. However, there are many awesome chocolate companies that anything you pick will be a winner.

We love the Netherlands’s brand of chocolate by Tony Chocolonely; they come in bundles of 6 bars, all with unique flavors. It’s an impactful brand, making a difference in the world, who happens to make this delicious treat for us. Tony’s Chocolonely is a B-Corp and Fairtrade certified company.

Tony's Chocolonely Bundles (Six Pack Bundle)
  • Not just a classic milk chocolate bar, but our classic chocolate bar. It was the first bar we ever made, back in 2005. We gave it a screaming red wrapper to attract attention to our main mission - 100% slave-free chocolate.
  • Belgian milk chocolate. cocoa solids: 32% minimum. made in belgium.
  • Ingredients sugar, dry whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, soy lecithin
  • Fairtrade statement Sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass: traded in compliance with Fairtrade Standards, total 77%
  • Storage advice Store in a dark room with temperature between 12 °C and 19 °C. Do not store with strong-smelling products.

4. A Veterinary Watch

Veterinary watches are essential because all veterinary professionals like to keep track of the time. Veterinarians will often start the exam by feeling the femoral pulse. They will then count how many beats happen over 15 seconds. Being able to qto glance at their watch quickly also helps them multitask.

There are many veterinary watches on the market,  most of them come with a variety of features. Some have alarms, stopwatches, or even illumination for night exams.

However, a waterproof smartwatch is the best option, veterinarians are around liquids (including pee and poop) all of the time, so they won’t want to wear an expensive watch. Although an excellent smartwatch will also help them track how much exercise they are getting throughout the day.

Blackview R3 Pro Smart Watch for Android Phones and iOS Phones IP68 Swimming Waterproof Smartwatch Heart Rate Monitor Fitness Watch Activity Tracker Smartwatch for Men Women Compatible iPhone Samsung
  • 【24/7 Heart Rate Monitor & Sleep Tracker】 Blackview R3 Pro Smart watch can automatically monitor your real-time heart rate with advanced HR sensor. You can get a better understanding of your sleep quality with comprehensive sleep quality tracking (deep sleep, light sleep and wake-up time), helping you adjust yourself for a healthier lifestyle.
  • 【Accurate Fitness Tracker for Women Men】 Our fitness tracker watch track all your workout routes, distances, and physical status during exercise. Supports 12 sports such as running, walking, jumping, yoga, mountaineering, badminton, treadmill, spinning, cycling, basketball, swimming, tennis.
  • 【Call And Message Notifications】After Bluetooth is connected to the mobile phone, whenever you receive a notification, SMS, calls, or messages from APP (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Messenger, Instagram.) The smart watch vibrates slightly and reminds you to view the information on the display, you will not miss any important information.
  • 【Waterproof and Extremely Long Battery】 We use a large capacity and low power consumption design, so our watch can be used for more than 7 days, and the standby time is more than 30 days. R3 Pro smartwatch is designed with IP68 waterproof, which allows you to swim in the pool with it (NOTICE: It can not track your swimming data).
  • 【Smart Watch for Android Phones and iPhone】 This smart watch can work with most of the smart phones in the market, only requiring that your phone’s system is above Android 6.0 or IOS 9.0, Bluetooth 5.0 and above. The APP "GloryFit" can be download from Google Play.

5. Gift Certificate to a Pet Store

A new veterinary graduate will not have much money to spend on their pets, especially since they just took out a massive amount of student loans to pay for vet school. A great idea for good vet graduation gifts is a gift certificate to their favorite pet supply store.

A gift certificate will allow them to buy all the food, toys, and supplies their pets need. You can even get them a cool gift certificate for a unique collar company like Banded Pines. Then you’ll be supporting a small business (Banded Pines is a mother-daughter team) and getting an incredible veterinary graduation gift.

6. Apple Air Pods

If you want to impress your new grad, get them these small but powerful Apple Air Pods. Since they are small, they tend to get lost, which is why even if your vet school grad has a pair, they will be more than happy to get a second! The noise-canceling feature is excellent for working in a noisy clinic or trying to get some sleep, and the battery life is good too. These are a top-notch graduation gift for a veterinarian.

Apple AirPods Pro (1st Generation) with MagSafe Charging Case
  • Note : If the size of the earbud tips does not match the size of your ear canals or the headset is not worn properly in your ears, you may not obtain the correct sound qualities or call performance. Change the earbud tips to ones that fit more snugly in your ear
  • Active Noise Cancellation blocks outside noise, so you can immerse yourself in music
  • Transparency mode for hearing and interacting with the world around you
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking places sound all around you
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to your ears

7. A Basket Of Pet-Themed Goodies Like Treats Toys

Pick out some of the unique and fun pet treats and toys. Pet owners know how expensive toys and treats are so these baskets will make the perfect gift for your veterinary graduate. Put together a basket for each type of pet the veterinarian has.

A vet student’s pet is part of their family, so showing compassion and selecting some gifts for their pets will be a gift they will remember for a long time! I would love it if someone bought my pets a few gifts!

8. A Custom Pet Portrait

If your veterinary graduate has a pet, a unique pet portrait will be a cherished gift. You can find an artist on Instagram or through your Google search specializing in pet portraits. The great thing about hiring an artist is that they will typically ask for a few photos of the pet and then create their unique rendition.

Custom portraits are a one-of-a-kind veterinary graduation gift that they will treasure for years. They can even hang in their clinic if they plan on opening up their own vet clinic.

9. Subscription To A Veterinary Medicine Magazine

Veterinary medicine is constantly evolving, so staying up-to-date on the latest news and techniques is essential for all vets. Pair this magazine subscription with some chocolate and a gift certificate, and your new vet school grad will have a smile from ear to ear. Up there on our list of awesome veterinarian graduation gifts.

There are a variety of veterinary medicine magazines on the market. For instance, the magazine: Vetted is the leading provider of peer-reviewed research studies. It gives accurate and up-to-date information to help veterinary practitioners be the best they can be! So surprise that new vet school grad with a unique and thoughtful gift.

10. Tile Blue Tooth Tracker – Important Veterinarian Graduation Gifts

Okay, we all know new grads will have a lot on their minds; we also know this is when keys and other important things can get easily lost. There isn’t a person who wouldn’t like Tile Blue Tooth Tracker, mainly a veterinary student who is always on the go. This nifty little device attaches to whatever you want to track, and then if it’s lost, you can use the Tile App to help find it. It’s one of those vet school graduation gifts that will be used and appreciated!

Tile Pro (2020) 2-pack - High Performance Bluetooth Tracker, Keys Finder and Item Locator for Keys, Bags, and More; 400 ft Range, Water Resistance and 1 Year Replaceable Battery
  • FIND KEYS, BAGS & MORE -- Directly attach the powerful Pro to keys, backpacks, purses or anything else you need to keep track of regularly and use our free app on iOS or Android to find them.Keep track of more for less or give them to your friends and family as a gift.
  • FIND NEARBY -- Use the Tile app to ring your Pro when it’s within 400 ft. or ask your Smart Home device to find it for you. Tile works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Xfinity, and Siri.
  • FIND FAR AWAY -- When outside of Bluetooth range, use the Tile app to view your Tile’s most recent location or enlist the secure and anonymous help of the Tile Network to aid in your search.
  • FIND YOUR PHONE -- Use your Tile to find your phone, even when it’s on silent.
  • UPGRADE YOUR FINDING EXPERIENCE -- Subscribe to Premium or Premium Protect for proactive finding features and enhanced services including Item Reimbursement, Smart Alerts, and Free Battery Replacement.

11. Laptop or Tablet

A new laptop or tablet is always an excellent and much-needed gift for a recent vet school graduate. When studying and continuing education, you can never have too many gadgets. New veterinary graduates are always on the go, so a laptop or tablet that is lightweight and easy to carry is ideal.

Apple AirPods Pro (1st Generation) with MagSafe Charging Case
  • Note : If the size of the earbud tips does not match the size of your ear canals or the headset is not worn properly in your ears, you may not obtain the correct sound qualities or call performance. Change the earbud tips to ones that fit more snugly in your ear
  • Active Noise Cancellation blocks outside noise, so you can immerse yourself in music
  • Transparency mode for hearing and interacting with the world around you
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking places sound all around you
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to your ears

12. Canvas Backpack (Fairtrade and Organic)

Get the new grad a colorful Terra Bag; these are great for work, overnight trips, or any other time they need to carry their stuff around. They’re roomy, stylish, and made of heavy-duty cotton canvas with multiple pockets and a reinforced base. The best part is that they come in so many different colors, perfect for any personality! If they don’t like colorful bags you can get them a cool black backpack instead.

Yellow Backpack

Terra Organic Colorful Backpacks

  • Colorful
  • sustainable
  • organic cotton

Final Thoughts on Veterinary Graduation Gifts

Giving a unique gift is one of life’s greatest joys. So when it comes to choosing a gift for a veterinary graduate, it’s important to think outside the box.  These twelve unique gifts are perfect for any new veterinarian and will be appreciated and used for years to come!

Thank you for reading our article. We hope you found some excellent vet graduation gift ideas to help you choose the perfect gift.