Pretend Play Veterinarian’s Office

Apr 24, 2013

Activity for ages 2 to 5.

Pretend play is a great way to build kids’ imagination, vocabulary, cooperation skills and so much more. Since my boys are big animal lovers, I knew they’d love caring for their favorite stuffed animals in this pretend play veterinarian’s office. The printables are the perfect compliment to our Jumbo Pretend Play Set!

Free printables to set up a pretend play veterinarian's office for your kids. {Playdough to Plato}

Getting Ready

To start, I cut out the free printable pretend play set. Then I attached a photo of my son in the picture square of the badge and filled in his name and age.

Free printables to set up a pretend play veterinarian's office for your kids. {Playdough to Plato}

I grabbed one of my husband’s white button up shirts to use as a doctor’s coat and invited my three year old to join me. C took his job very seriously and immediately put on his play stethoscope so that he could get right to work.

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

I introduced him to his first patient – a sick stuffed puppy – and started helping him fill out the veterinarian’s checklist. Pet name: Dog. Type of animal: Dog.

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

Then C used his doctor’s kit to check his patient’s eyes, ears, heart and more.

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

Each time he checked something new, he wrote down whether or not the body part was ok on his checklist.

When C was finished with his examination, he decided on the dog’s treatment: a band aid. {If only cures could always be that simple.}

Pretend Play: Veterinarian's Office Printables

Thankfully, I can report that the puppy is now feeling much better thanks to C’s TLC and our veterinarian’s office is now busy helping new patients. You can download your own copy of the printables here.

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For even more fun, check out our time-saving Jumbo Pretend Play Pack!

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18 Comments

  1. Lois Tschaepe

    THANK YOU soooo much for these printables! My 4 year old grandson wants to be a veterinarian and these are perfect!

    Reply
    • Malia

      Hooray, Lois! I’m thrilled to hear that your grandson will be enjoying the printables too. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Faigie

    If they still want to be vets when they grow up have them read any of James Herriots books. They are delightful. (maybe even read them yourself)

    Reply
    • Malia

      Awesome suggestion, Faigie! I love discovering new books. I’ll add it to the library list. Thank you!

      Reply
  3. Anna - The Measured Mom

    This is fabulous. The idea is great, and the printables are beautiful. My kids will love it! Thanks!

    Reply
    • Malia

      Yay! I’m excited to hear that your kids will be enjoying the vet printables too, Anna. 🙂

      Reply
  4. Karen

    I am a Daycare Supervisor and my Kiddos love playing clinic and vet. This will be so much more fun. Thank you for the free printables. They’re perfect.

    Reply
    • Malia

      Awesome Karen! I love knowing that the vet printables are useful. 🙂

      Reply
  5. Alvia Compaore

    Thank you for sharing all these outstanding ideas. I really love the bakery and veterinarian printables. They will com in handy when we work on our “Places in our Community” theme.

    Reply
  6. Megan

    Just what I need for my very last minute Vet Home Corner in my Kindy. Thanks 🙂

    Reply
    • Malia

      Yay! I’m excited to hear that the vet printables will come in handy. Hope your kindergarteners love them too!!

      Reply
  7. The Preschool Toolbox

    Great printables and play suggestions! TY, again, for sharing with us today! Pinning, too!

    Reply
  8. Janet

    Thank you, I can not always afford everything I want for my classroom. I appreciate your kindness for offering a free print out every now and again.
    Ms Janet ( pre school teacher)

    Reply
    • Ashley

      You are very welcome, Janet!
      We know how much teachers invest in their profession and we feel privileged to give back!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  9. Kristen Harvey

    Hey, when I print the veterinarian checklist on my computer it prints with black behind the hamster, turtle, and band-aid? any ideas why that may be? the print preview does not show it that way. Thanks for your help.

    -KRISTEN

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Kristen,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m so sorry it’s printing that way.
      Here are a few things to try:
      Please make sure you are printing from a desktop or laptop rather than a mobile device.
      Also, please be sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader Other. It is free and is the only reader that will ensure that our products and freebies download and print correctly. Download and save the freebie. Then, open in Adobe and try printing.
      Hope that solves the problem!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply
  10. Roxie

    Hi! Where can I find the link for the dice in the video?
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Roxie,
      Thanks for reaching out.
      As the video feed changes, I’m not quite sure which dice you’re referring to.
      Which activity did it go along with? Then, I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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