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Sims 3 Veterinary Career

by himawara106 Posted 23rd Dec 2011 at 3:15 PM - Updated 13th Aug 2020 at 7:34 PM by himawara106 : Additional strings added
136 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
This download is a custom career. This means that you will need the NRaas Careers mod installed in order to use the download in your game.
Before you download this career you need to download the Careers mod from Twallan here:
NRAAS Career mod
so that the career shows up in-game!

This works fine with game version 1.33
26.5. Updated with Polish and Dutch translations, thanks to SilencioLove and flore_rainbows!

Choose only one version of the career! You don't need the extra string file, this is just for translators!

I so hoped that there will be a veterinary career when pets comes out, but as it turned out, there was no veterinary career.

I began to try making my own and after a lot of work, it's here: A veterinary career for the Sims 3! (You don't need the Pets EP, it also works with the basegame only!)

(I have a German game, so you see some translations on the pics in German. They are in English, when you have the game in English or any other language. When you have the game in German, they will appear in German.)

The career is based at the hospital and has 10 levels. It concentrates on logic and handiness skills, which you also can focus on during your working shift (they are custom tones). At some stages charisma skills and the relationship to the co-workers and the boss become important.

The career uses EA-uniforms, mostly from the science and medical career.
It includes no opportunities, but I want to learn how to make ones, so stay tuned, I may update the mod to include custom opportunities.


The levels
(if you want to be surprised during gameplay I suggest not reading this text)

1. Animal Shelter Assistant
§12/per hour 8AM-4:30PM, MO,TUE,WE,THU,FRI
You like all the animals at the shelter in your neighbourhood? Taking care of them is what makes you happy? In this job, you will have many opportunities to care for animals that were abandoned, in need of help or even treated badly in their past. Sometimes they are in very bad condition and you will need to take them to a veterinary clinic for getting advice on how to treat their injuries and diseases. You will also have to do much simpler tasks like going for a walk with the dogs. But in general it's a tough job. The thankfulness of the animals will be your reward.

2. Veterinary Student
§18/per hour 9AM-4PM, MO,TUE,WE,THU,FRI
The work in the animal shelter was very satisfying but you want to understand more about animals, their diseases and behaviour and have decided to become a veterinarian. This wish made you apply for a scholarship at the Simmington University which was finally granted to you. Congratulations! Now you have to pour over many books… Animals are very complex, considering many different species and you must understand their specific anatomy, physiology, and also behaviour and instincts. As a veterinary student you have to extensively improve your logic skills.

3. Aquarist
§25/per hour 9AM-4:30PM, MO,TUE,WE,THU,FRI
So you got your veterinary diploma and think you know everything about animals? This is, for sure, not the case. Your theoretical knowledge is just the basis for your career entry. You start with an internship at the local fish station to study them and learn how to cure specific diseases and abnormalities. Your patients are local fishes, frogs, goldfishes that were injured from cats, and many more water loving animals. Besides logic, you also have to focus on your handiness skills since you have to repair broken fish tanks too. That’s what interns are for.

4. Bird Watcher
§36/per hour 8AM-2PM, MO,TUE,WE,THU,FRI
As a bird watcher you have to... watch birds. It sounds quite simple but it will get tricky. Birds are very complex, not only anatomically but also on a psychological basis. Think of a budgie couple, one dies and the other one can’t cope with the loss and dies too. Maybe you can find access to these fragile animals and understand their feelings and behaviour.

5. Personal dog trainer
§55/per hour 9AM-3PM, MO,TUE,WE,THU,FRI
Your first job at the animal shelter gave you impressions about dogs that were treated badly or abandoned by persons who underestimated their responsibility in raising a puppy. Now, as a personal dog trainer, you can train dogs and their owners to become a successful team. But as we all know, it is generally the owner that should have the therapy... So you need much tact and sensitivity as well as a lot of patience. Charisma skills are useful at this point.

6. Horse Whisperer
§75/per hour 9AM-4PM, MO,TUE,WE,THU,FRI
There are lots of stories about horse whisperers and rumor has it that it is possible to build a very deep relationship with a horse and to understand its feelings and needs. Now you have the chance to prove that the rumor is true. Often, horses do have health problems which can’t be easily diagnosed. As a horse whisperer you will have to learn to assess their inner needs. It’s a very difficult part of your career. Many people need a lifetime to become professional horse whisperers. At this stage you have to at least combine your charisma skills with your diagnostic skills to understand possible psychological and physiological health issues of the horses you treat.

7. Dr. Dolittle
§110/per hour 9AM-6PM, MO,TUE,WE,THU,FRI
We all know stories about Dr. Dolittle who is able to communicate with every animal from small and tame ones to large and dangerous ones. Congratulations – you reached this stage in your career! Your experiences with many specific species finally paid off. Talking to animals and understanding their specific sounds, gestures and instincts is a very big step in becoming a successful veterinarian. When you have not already done it you should get either an aquarium with fishes, or collect birds for watching them or adopt a dog or a horse. You certainly can get all of these animals but keep in mind that you won't have so much time for them once you reach the final stage of your career. The advantage of having them at home is that they can be studied and talked to throughout the day with possible night shifts included.

8. Veterinary Assistant
§150/per hour 9AM-5PM, MO,TUE,WE,THU,FRI
Well – finally you made it! Welcome to the vet hospital! No, you are not an independent, well paid veterinarian, but you can assist one. You have to care for the animals in the laboratory, clean their cages, prepare their food and carry out minor medical treatments. Your boss challenges you… but particularly in making the coffee and doing desk work. You can try to raise your relationship with the boss, maybe you will earn more advanced responsibilities. Or even more annoying desk work...

9. Surgeon for animals
§200/per hour 10AM-5PM, MO,TUE,WE,FRI
After a lot of exhausting work as a veterinary assistant you finally arrived in the surgery room where narcotised animals lie in front of you on the table. Remember their specific anatomy and you will certainly do the right things with your little sharp instruments. Well, if not then you should beyond doubt degrade to the personal dog trainer you once had been. Or do you have the strength to tell the holders that their beloved pets died under your knife?

10. Renowned Veterinarian
§330/per hour 10AM-2PM, MO,TUE,THU,FRI
You made it to the top. Congratulations! You know all about animals, their behaviour, how to communicate with them and how to treat their minor and major health problems properly. However, as a renowned veterinarian there are many other things you have to do. You are a professor at the Simmington University and hold guest lectures at the University in Simvard. Your publications in high ranked journals and your presentations at international conferences have made you a role model for prospective veterinarians.

The descriptions may change because of gender differences.

Language Strings
This mod will show up in English or in German, when you have a German game. For every other language it will use the English strings. Feel free to translate it into your language, I will provide you the string file.
How you can do this shows this example:
<STR>Renowned Veterinarian</STR>

I would be happy if you could provide us your translations. I would include them in this career.
Language updates:
28.12. Portuguese strings (Brazilian) have been added thanks to hernan666!
26.12. Italian strings have been added thanks to quir98!
25.12. French and Spanish strings have been added thanks to crinury and coto39!
25.3. Updated the mod to include Swedish and Finnish strings, thanks to antiflaga and homermiil!
06.01. Added file himawara106_VeterinaryCareer_request_hernan666: this version offers more pay and longer working hours at the top of the career
Just place the career in your mods folder and here you go: a Veterinary career for the Sims 3!

Additional Credits:
Twallan for his mods and his and DeeDawg help in the careers forum. The team who made S3PE. Without this program it wouldn't be possible to create such a mod. I also want to thank heaven from the creator issues forum who was so nice to help me with grammar and spelling.

Age: Adult Elder
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: None

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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#2 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 3:35 PM
Thank you for making this career, it is strange that the Pets EP didn't include it.
Test Subject
#3 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 4:07 PM
Great job.
But I need french career
Mad Poster
#4 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 4:46 PM
This is great, thank you
Test Subject
#5 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 6:57 PM
Thank You! WOWEE this is cool! :D
Lab Assistant
23rd Dec 2011 at 7:18 PM Last edited by coto39 : 23rd Dec 2011 at 11:18 PM.
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Test Subject
#6 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 7:20 PM
I've never used a custom career before, but this looks so interesting, and you have made such clever uses of features like the fish farm, that I cannot pass by!

I have translated the strings in French, if you would like to include them! However, my own game is in English, and I speak the Quebec variety of French. I have of course tried to be as rigorous as possible but I may have accidentally used expressions that would be odd for other speakers.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip (4.2 KB, 65 downloads)
Test Subject
#7 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 7:31 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 9:25 PM
Thanks! You'd think with the Sims 2 pets ep with how many people wanted vets they would have had it!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 11:21 PM
Thanks so much!!!
Here you have spanish translation
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip (4.9 KB, 51 downloads)
Original Poster
#10 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 11:27 PM
Thank you all for your nice comments.
And thanks very much crinury and coto39 for the translations! I will include them and upload the updated version tomorrow!

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 24th Dec 2011 at 2:15 AM
Seriously, I thought EA would add up this career since there was a Pets EP but I was totally surprised there wasn't... Thanks for this ! I want to be a Veterinarian when I grow up as well. Love thiss !!
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th Dec 2011 at 10:07 AM
Oh thank you so very much for this. I was hoping Twallan would make this but was too embarrassed to ask. I'm so glad you've made this for us and that you're sharing it. I agree with himawara, I'da thought EA would have added this. But who needs EA when we have great mod'ers like you. Cheers !
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 24th Dec 2011 at 4:28 PM
Thank you for doing what EA should have done with all their Sims games. (This career wasn't included in the Sims 1 or Sims 2, either). All my pets love you! Now off to make a Pets hospital, using a RH rug!
Thank you, and a very Merry Christmas to you too!
Test Subject
#14 Old 24th Dec 2011 at 7:27 PM
Originally Posted by Lexiah08
Great job.
But I need french career

Lab Assistant
#15 Old 24th Dec 2011 at 8:50 PM
This is great! It goes well with the pets-themed lifetime goals, like the 'save a bunch of strays' one.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 24th Dec 2011 at 10:03 PM
Originally Posted by Delinque

Language update: French and Spanish strings have been added thanks to crinury and coto39!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 25th Dec 2011 at 1:26 AM
thank you for making this I thought that they would make this when they made pets :D
Test Subject
#18 Old 25th Dec 2011 at 1:50 AM
Thank you so much i have wanted this career as well. =)
Test Subject
#19 Old 25th Dec 2011 at 6:09 AM
THANK YOU FOR THIS! Best Christmas Present for my sims 3 Pets EVER. :P
Test Subject
#20 Old 25th Dec 2011 at 1:03 PM
Originally Posted by himawara106
Thank you all for your nice comments.
And thanks very much crinury and coto39 for the translations! I will include them and upload the updated version tomorrow!

I can make the Italian translation please? *^*
Test Subject
#21 Old 25th Dec 2011 at 5:05 PM
Originally Posted by coto39
Language update: French and Spanish strings have been added thanks to crinury and coto39!

REALLY? I will try!!!
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Dec 2011 at 1:02 PM
This is italian translation
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar himawara106_VeterinaryCareer_Strings_ITALIAN.rar (3.0 KB, 28 downloads)
Test Subject
#23 Old 27th Dec 2011 at 12:55 AM
Thankkkkksss, i made a version in Portuguese(Brasil)...
I will send you
Test Subject
#24 Old 27th Dec 2011 at 1:04 AM
Here, in the portuguese language.

you can make a version with better pay and more hours working at the top of career?
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar himawara106_VeterinaryCareer_Strings_Portuguese Version by Hernan666.rar (4.3 KB, 49 downloads)
#25 Old 27th Dec 2011 at 7:11 PM
I hadn't even looked up anything about the pets EP before I bought it, so first thing I looked for was a new career, thinking a vet had to be there as it was completely obvious for this EP. Huge disappointed feeling when I didn't see it.

Thank you for this.
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