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Degree for the Vet Career?

IceyJIceyJ Posts: 3,874 Member
edited November 17 in Expansion Packs
Please tell me that the vet career wasn't neglected in DU. My sim is going to be a vet, but I didn't see a degree related to it when she applied.

ETA: Ugh. I just remembered that vet isn't an actual career. Sigh. Guess she'll just take classes to improve the skill. I had everything planned out perfectly, too.

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  • elanorbretonelanorbreton Posts: 10,952 Member
    It's a shame about this. I have a family who own a vet clinic and their daughter is about to age up for uni.

    She would be able to get the Friends of the Animals scholarship as she has already helped out at the clinic and has a little vet skill, but then what degree to study...? I guess the closest would be biology, and then she could travel to her parents clinic to practice her vet skills.
  • EgonVMEgonVM Posts: 2,822 Member
    Unfortunately, it's a business, not a career.
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    That's why I do experiments in the game from time to time and tutorial videos on YouTube.
  • gothprincess4evergothprincess4ever Posts: 2,020 Member
    I am a veterinarian in real life, so this definitely is sad news for me... Well, I'll probably do it indirectly, like having a Sim getting a Biology degree or something like that.
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  • DoloresGreyDoloresGrey Posts: 2,088 Member
    @EgonVM Still our sims could get more money for treating those furry little patients :)
  • EgonVMEgonVM Posts: 2,822 Member
    @EgonVM Still our sims could get more money for treating those furry little patients :)

    Perhaps...
    I really see university as a place to get that skill up. Is it really me or does high vet skill help sims to diagnose pets faster? I see benefit in that.
    You can never discover The Sims games 100%. Even when you think you know everything, the game manages to surprise you.
    That's why I do experiments in the game from time to time and tutorial videos on YouTube.
  • Rae357Rae357 Posts: 909 Member
    Vet's a separate thing from careers in the game. There could be an elective class maybe?
  • CK213CK213 Posts: 18,297 Member
    I assumed that it would be covered by a degree you could earn.
    I have yet to try out being a Vet yet, but I do like the idea.

    I put a station in my custom dorm.
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    Reading a book and going to a rabbit hole doesn't do it for me.
    I also like to see some applied learning in my game play. Whenever the sim has some free time, you can have them work on those vet skills.
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  • SimTrippySimTrippy Posts: 5,753 Member
    It's definitely intended to be biology I think. If only because the presentation board for biology shows both doctor and vet related things. Think it's just a catch-all for "things to do with health, sims & pet".
  • elanorbretonelanorbreton Posts: 10,952 Member
    EgonVM wrote: »
    @EgonVM Still our sims could get more money for treating those furry little patients :)

    Perhaps...
    I really see university as a place to get that skill up. Is it really me or does high vet skill help sims to diagnose pets faster? I see benefit in that.
    High vet skill does indeed mean faster diagnosis. My mama vet is level 10 and generally needs to do 2 exam actions to fill up 5 symptom slots whereas her level 2 daughter has to do 5 exam actions to fill up the 5 symptom slots. Also, higher vet skill means the ability to make more vet goody types and calming the pets easier.
  • MarnettiMarnetti Posts: 980 Member
    Irl vet students study biology. Have your student study biology and take a vet skill elective and then also sit in on vet skill classes when possible.
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  • DianesimsDianesims Posts: 1,273 Member
    I don't get why it's not a career ? Though it's interesting to run a vet clinic.
  • SilentKittySilentKitty Posts: 3,212 Member
    Oh... bummer but I would go with biology too. My legacy-heir is going to be a vet so I guess I'll try it myself once the last of my nice-to-have mods and CC are good to go.
  • IceyJIceyJ Posts: 3,874 Member
    edited November 18
    It's a shame about this. I have a family who own a vet clinic and their daughter is about to age up for uni.

    She would be able to get the Friends of the Animals scholarship as she has already helped out at the clinic and has a little vet skill, but then what degree to study...? I guess the closest would be biology, and then she could travel to her parents clinic to practice her vet skills.

    Yeah, I decided to choose biology. I was just so ready to get the career perks that come with having a degree... I wish they could have added vet somehow to the biology major, giving your sim a boost when/if they purchase a vet clinic. It never bothered me that it was only a skill, but it does now that it's affecting my money, lol.
  • LiELFLiELF Posts: 3,080 Member
    Yeah, I have a Sim majoring in Biology but she takes the vet-related electives. I wish it could have been affected a little better as a proper career.
  • nerdfashionnerdfashion Posts: 4,281 Member
    Dianesims wrote: »
    I don't get why it's not a career ? Though it's interesting to run a vet clinic.

    Because it's a business, like retail with Get to Work and restaurants with Dine Out. Both of which have a degree you could use- Culinary Arts for a restaurant and Communications for retail. Wow... The Sims team really did think of everything I suppose.
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