10 creative ways to celebrate your veterinary technicians

October 12, 2020
dvm360 Staff

In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week, here are a few fun gift ideas to help you show your appreciation.

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week from dvm360.com! This year’s celebration (happening right now October 11-17) might look a little different because of COVID-19, but the show must go on. As a thank you for all the arduous work veterinary technicians do every day, it’s paramount that they receive the recognition and appreciation they deserve. Each team member plays a vital role in making your practice successful, so it’s fitting to reward their efforts with gratitude.

Looking for unique ways to show your appreciation? Check out these 10 creative gifts that are sure to warm your team members’ hearts.

Personalized gifts

We all enjoy gifts tailored to match our personalities, so why not your staff? Here are some fun customized gifts your veterinary team will enjoy.

#1: Customizable bags are a nice touch and are a great way to support small businesses.

#2: Stethoscope name tags are nice appreciation gifts for your team members. How neat are these?

#3: Personalized veterinary technician jackets can help keep your staff nice and comfortable during the chilly months ahead!

#4: Mugs are always a great option because who doesn’t love their morning wake-up coffee? Glass mugs like this one are a fun way to say, “thank you.”

Functional gifts

If you’re all about practicality, there are plenty of nifty tools to spoil your staff with. Take a look:

#5: Veterinary pouches and toolbelts are always a trendy accessory to help organize and keep all your trusty tools in one place.

#6: Gifting your team with new stethoscopes is another great way to show your staff your appreciation while also enhancing the quality of service your practice provides.

#7: Bandage scissors are always resourceful, but who knew they could be so stylish? Check out these iridescent beauties!

#8: Surgical and suture emergency kits are a must-have for your team, so why not spoil them with brand-new ones?

Alternative gift options

Maybe you’re more into conventional appreciation. To be fair, who isn’t?

#9: Gift cards can work for any occasion.

With your team working long hours, they most likely order carryout a lot. Find out their favorite restaurants and give them an Uber Eats or Visa gift card. Remember, it’s the small details that matter the most. Try pairing that gift card with a personalized card expressing your appreciation for their impactful role at your practice. Making it a priority to find out what your technicians like will surely help to promote a healthy work culture.

#10: There's no better way to show your appreciation than gifting some additional paid time off.

These last 8 months have been turbulent, to say the least. Your team has worked diligently to make sure that your practice continues to thrive no matter how challenging it has been, especially with all the new COVID-19 protocols. Giving them extra time to spend with their loved ones or to unwind is priceless and strengthens trust and appreciation amongst your team.