I usually buy my vet that I use all the time a gift but last year the other two vets looked kinda like, Where is our gift? I have used all three for different things, each one for a pretty serious situtation. So I think this year I will buy them all something together like a big box of candy or something they can all have to share.
I know what you mean. We have probably bought all of them a new car. But Tina was nearly at death's door and they pulled her out of it and they have done so much for us and they call and check on my dogs and I just thought they deserved alittle something. No biggie. Just something to let them know I appreciate them.
I think that giving your vet a gift to show appreciation is a very good idea. Especially if they have been a long time family vet. Very good idea and I really don't think that they are going to care what you get them. It is the thought that counts afterall.
We always buy our vets enough chocolate to share with the entire staff(I think it is kind of rude to only get one person something) besides I have used almost all the vets at my office(I trust them all completely with my pets) but the staff and receptionists are super sweet. I made an appointment tonight for Chingers to go get his rabies and the lady asked about him and she started laughing saying how he must be getting so big. They are very personable there and they remember you very well. On top of that, we have probably spent well over $20,000 there in the last five years, probably more though. That is what genetic defects and rare disorders will get you!
We bought Big boxes of the Hersheys pot-of-gold chocolates this year, I always try and get something different for them. They need variety too! LOL
The reason I bought my vet something last year (a candle because she also loves candles) was like I said she brought Tina back from death's door when the other two really did not know what to do. The other two have fixed broken bones and whathave you but they did not know what to do with this situation. I gave it to her in the exam room but she showed it to the others. Thats why I thought this year I would get something like a large box of candy they could all share. Never meant to be rude. I am not a rude person, for from it.
I always give something that everyone can share. I bought 6 small boxes of candy last year and this year, they get two HUGE boxes of Hersheys Pot-of-Gold chocolates. I also am giving them a card, it is made out to the entire clinic with highlights of what I appreciated them doing this year(helping me with Kaia, while she was alive and even after her death, Helping Cinder not be in pain anymore by removing 6 of her teeth), and I also thanked them for welcoming our newest member of the family....Chi-Ching. They post them all up on the wall and they pass out the candy amoungst each other. I never made anything for them because they live in a city where people are sick enough to put stuff in their treats, so I always give factory sealed stuff, just so everyone knows it is safe. I feel better that way too.