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

In this Sims 4 Vet Guide, we will guide you on how to become a Vet in Sims 4’s newest DLC Cats & Dogs. Cats & Dogs DLC adds adorable new pets that you can keep in your house and adds a new career path relating to them.

For more help on The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs, you can check out our Pets Training Guide and Pets Aging Guide.

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

Becoming a Vet in Sims 4 is a very easy process, however; you cannot directly choose Vet as a Career by normal means. You need to have a steady bank before you can start a Vet clinic.

To start a Vet clinic, you need to head to the cash register interface and buy a Vet Clinic. For this, you will need to select a lot as well where your Vet Clinic can be set up. Owning a Vet Clinic is just like running a business.

It will take about $6000 to acquire the bare minimum furnishing and area to start up as a Vet. However, it is suggested that you have at least $10,000 in your account to transfer to your business account in order to run the Vet efficiently.

Items necessary to be qualified as a Vet are a Vet Podium, an examination table and a waste disposal system. Other optional items include surgery station, medicine-crafting table and a vending machine to attract more customers.

Once you have bought the Vet clinic, you can decorate it as you like and one you are happy, start working there are a Vet. Simply go to the lot where it is built and start working on the times that you have set for the clinic.

Sims will start showing up with their pets after some time and you can greet them to start the examination of the pet. The pet will then follow you to the examination room and you can use the prompt examine to begin your procedures.

When a sim comes in with a pet patient, you will have to take them to your examination room. The examination will start after you have a dialogue with the pet’s owner.

You will have to run a number of tests to discover the illness(es), for instance, by taking their temperature or checking the skin.

After having discovered all the symptoms, you can proceed to the treatments menu and treat the illness. After which you can bill and dismiss the patient.

You should not bill the patient with a lot in the beginning when you do not have the sufficient service to show for hefty billings. The profit is also tied with the markup.

It is advisable that you charge between $100-150 for standard examination, respective to the markup percentage. Other complex treatments should be charged for as such.

There is also a factor of stress, which may build up with the pets with more than 3-4 symptoms. You will have to keep the pet calm in order to not stress the sim as well.

If you find more than 5 symptoms in a pet, you will have to use a relaxation serum on the pet so that you can examine it more thoroughly to discover all symptoms.

You can craft this serum on the medicine crafting table and then store it for use in the above-mentioned circumstances.

Eventually, your skill level will rise as you treat more and more pets and satisfy their owners. The increase in skill level will, in turn, make it easier for you to discover the symptoms on the pets and then cure them more actively. You will also soon be able to calm the pets without the use of the relaxation serum.

At Veterinarian skill level 5, you will unlock the ability Soothe Pet Interaction which will allow you to soothe and calm the pets, making it easier to treat them.

Since this is like your business, you also get to choose the prices, hire some help and set your own working times.

These factors will decide how well your clinic will run in the long run so you will be required to keep a good balance between all these factors. This gives you a good amount of profits so that you do not have to be employed in any other job to earn a decent living.

Star Ratings

Your progress as a Veterinarian and the number of patients you receive is based on the star rating of your clinic.

Each customer, after visiting your clinic leaves a star rating that adds ups to the average star rating of your clinic. The following are the factors that affect the star rating of your clinic.

Wait Time
The more the wait time the less satisfied the customers. In order to improve the star rating, you should have the ability to tend to a number of patients at a time so no patients have to wait any more than the others do. You can achieve this by hiring employees relative to your star rating.

The environment of your clinic is an important factor in attracting many customers. Having a beautiful and well-decorated clinic will bring in more customers as well as gain more star ratings from them. After all, who does not want to take their sick pets to be healed at the pet heaven.

Treatment Quality
Of course, the quality of the treatment given to the pet will determine the ratings their sims give to you. If you are able to discover all the symptoms on the pet and treat them successfully, then their sim will leave you a good star rating.

Pet Stress
The star rating is also tied to your ability of soothing and calming the pet while being treated. This also marks the level of satisfaction of the pet owners.


As more customers start rolling in, you will need employees to handle some of them while you work on the clinic.

This will allow the customers to get the services they need while the vet is home. You can hire a veterinarian by heading to the menu on the bottom-right menu and selecting ‘manage employees.’

Picking an employee with lower level skills ensures cheaper pay so go for those with higher vet and charisma skills.

The employees will start improving their skills gradually when working but you can speed it up by paying a small training fee.

Employees that level up will require a higher salary so try to satisfy their needs to keep them productive.

You can rank them up higher by hitting the promote button on the employee management screen. Aside from that, just give them compliments about their job performance

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