Parents' Guide to

Pet Vet 3D: Wild Animal Hospital

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kids heal sick African animals in easy vet sim.

Game Windows 2007
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For kids, this glimpse into an adult world of caring for animals can be quite engaging. Because players read books about each animal along with the vet, kids will learn about the habits and common illnesses of African animals. By practicing veterinary medicine alongside the virtual vet, you will learn to apply your knowledge to real-life situations.

But in the early scenarios, there's a lot of waiting for animals to arrive at your clinic, something that most kids don't do well. And while the animals are depicted in lifelike 3D, with the nifty ability to zoom close to them, there are many times when the graphics are ill-suited to the situation. This is a good first simulation game for kids who have never played one, but its simplicity means that older kids may get bored. And while it contains a lot of good information about animals, some of its components are unrealistic, particularly the playing with wild animals.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Viva-Media
  • Release date: May 10, 2007
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for everyone
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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