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Ace Pet Vet Plus {Dramatic Play}

I was so highly inspired to set up a vet office dramatic play after seeing this post on ikatbag {originally spotted on Tip Junkie}.

Our vet office was named “ACE Pet Vet Plus” by Brett. The older set played vet for 2 hours while the younger ones napped.
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ikatbag offers free printables that really got me going on this. Aren’t they adorable?

My niece arranged our office. Isn’t it great? Stormy even came in for a visit. Nothing like a real pet for dramatic play! He’s very cooperative, especially if treats are involved. No worries, he loves his pet carrier.

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The forms on clipboards were highly used. The filing system, not so much until I showed them they could file the used sheets on the clipboard for the pet’s next visit.
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One girl made the waiting room sign and taped up animal pictures on the wall. Lots of books to read while waiting!

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The kids took turns being the vet, office worker and pet owner.
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The x-rays were a major component of the pet vet.


My highly talented niece was staying with us last week {how come there’s so few pictures of her while she was here??} and was so helpful in setting up the Pet Vet dramatic play and even played with the kids, giving them ideas on what to say & do.


She drew these AWESOME x-rays for us. She used chalk on black construction paper and then we laminated them. What I especially like is that they will hold up great and we can reuse them! I drew some too but hers are way better.
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Scenes from ACE Pet Vet +:

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1.  Dr. Brett accessing Stormy’s health.
2.  Sometimes the recommendation is bacon {to keep the pet in the office}
3.  Nothing as funny as a baby gorilla in a stroller
4. Exotic pets game through the Pet Vet including a dragon and a white tiger with a wide variety of problems.

I loved the tear open packets ikatbag showed on her post, but didn’t feel that would work for my group time wise. I could see them all being ripped open and then we’d have to start over so we used these little envelopes with the images printed on sticker paper for our vitamins and medicines.  Inside are colored pasta. We admittedly went overboard in making these but that was part of the fun! We didn’t need as many as we made.
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Going to the vet is expensive!!
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Playing vet was so much fun! It was just as much fun setting it up and coming up with ideas as actually playing.

Preview: Vets Surgery Display Photos
More printable resources for veterinary play

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Kids Cash Play Money

Monday 29th of August 2016

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Maro's kindergarten

Wednesday 6th of February 2013

Hello! I wanted to let you know that I loved your Vet clinic pretend play and I have featured it on my blog on my "Pets Unit & Vet clinic pretend play". You can see it here

I would love your feedback! Have a nice week!

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking

Thursday 15th of September 2011

Love this blog, keep up the great work wish you all the best.

Pet Sitting Mckinney

Aimee from Classified: Mom

Friday 5th of August 2011

And yet another great idea! They had to of had so much fun! Thanks again for linking up!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Wednesday 3rd of August 2011

this is FABULOUS! I want to play there! My girls would LOVE this!!!!! WE have the vet dress p set and tons of play animals - I must get to work on something like this. Come link this wonderful idea to the sunday showcase - I am seriously loving what you have going on here!

Bernadette -