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Sims 4 Veterinarian: How to Start the Vet Career in Cats & Dogs

Sims 4: Cats & Dogs brings the addition of the veterinarian career. Since you have so many adorable animals added to the game, someone is going to have to take care of them if they’re sick, and that someone can be you. You can start the vet career pretty easily in Sims 4: Cats & Dogs, but it’s slightly different from beginning a regular one.

How to Become a Vet in Sims 4: Cats & Dogs

In The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs getting your start at the vet clinic is easy, provided you have the cash. Unlike a regular career path, you can’t just check the newspaper or your computer and find this job available. Instead, it works more like a business. To get started as a vet in Cats & Dogs you need to hit the cash register in the bottom right of the interface and look for the option to buy a Vet Clinic. You’ll then get a screen that will let you choose which lot you want the clinic built on. Once you’ve got your lot, you can furnish the animal hospital and take over as a veterinarian.

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Since you run the clinic like a business, you get to hire employees, set prices for service, and choose when the clinic opens and closes. Although there’s no actual veterinarian career path, it’s entirely feasible to make a living running your clinic just as if you’re working a regular job. In fact, it’s even better since you can interact with your Sim the entire time.


To start working at your vet clinic as a veterinarian in Sims 4: Cats & Dogs you just have to head over to the lot you built it on. Once you’re there, open the clinic for business. Soon after that, you’ll start seeing Sims show up with their pets. You just have to greet them and accept their pet as a patient. You’ll then need to take the pet to an exam table and choose the “Exam” option from the interaction menu. You’ll examine them until your Sim figures out what cure they need. If you can’t figure out a treatment during this time, you may have to give them surgery, so make sure you have an operating station ready to go just in case.

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