Vet clinics make their first and only appearance so far in The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs. There is only one preset vet clinic that exists in the world, Brindleton Pawspital, found in the Sable Square in Brindleton Bay. Other vet clinics must be built by the player or added via the Gallery, if they want multiple clinics. When a Sim enters the lot, it will have randomized NPCs as vets. However, when a Sim who owns a vet clinic enters it, they can take full control over many aspects of running it.
Owning a vet clinic
Once a Sim is running a vet clinic, they can customize a variety of things such as the markup price, how much to spend on advertisement, and what staff uniforms should look like. Clinic owners can hire staff to help them take care of patients, fix broken equipment, and/or keep the building clean. At first, the clinic can only have one employee but, but vet clinic perks can be used to allow for up to three employees.
While the clinic is open, Sims and their pets will enter the building and make an appointment at a check-in podium, as long as its allowing new customers. A vet can then greet the patient (the pet) and take them to an examination table. Once the patient is on the table, a vet can administer various treatments and perform examinations to discover what symptoms a pet is experiencing. As symptoms are uncovered, a vet will learn which treatments won't work, until they're finally able to make a diagnosis and know exactly which one will work. Some illnesses require patients to be moved to a surgery machine for treatment. Once the patient is cured, the vet will briefly talk with the owner to charge them for the service.
A new vet clinic starts out with a rating of only 1 out of 5 stars. To earn more money and take on more severe cases, this rating can be raised by ensuring customers leave satisfied with their service. Once a customer has checked-in their pet, a green star with the number 3 will appear above their head, indicating their level of satisfaction. Things such as long wait times, attacks by other pets, and dirty environments will lower their satisfaction, while good decor, fast service, and staff members performing friendly interactions with them and their pet will help raise it.
In addition to money, curing pets will earn a vet clinic will points to spend on vet perks.