How to Make a Doll Pet Hospital

Posted on Apr 26 2017 – 2:15pm
by Rudy

How to Make a Doll Pet Hospital

I started making this doll pet hospital a long time ago. It was before we got Grace’s French Bakery to be exact! That’s crazy to think I started this so long ago and was never able to finish. Recently several requests came in for this exact project and got me thinking about the plans I had already made for it. I even cut it out, just never glued it together! So, here it is finally!

This vet is a really small piece. In fact, I think it would work best with Wellie Wishers. As always I made a few slight adjustments, but for the most part it’s very similar to Pottery Barns retired doll pet hospital. I think it works best as a check in counter and maybe a place to show the patients their x-rays. Other than that, I think it needs some expansion. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great piece to have and I think it adds a lot to a doll vet scene! I am hoping we can add more in the future. Maybe a vet/grooming salon combination!

A lot of people are messaging me asking about the doll scrubs. I got the set that Lea is wearing from Amazon. The exact link is below. You can click on the picture. I also added a few others of difference colors and price points.

Watch and tell us what you think!


  • Since this project is a two tones color scheme, I painted the foam board pieces before gluing them. It’s much easier to paint it this way and spray painting foam board is really easy.
  • In the video I added the front swinging doors last. I actually recommend adding them during step 1. It will be much easier to slide the skewers into the foam board. Just slide the doors into place before you add the top post support across the top. I did explain it in the video.
  • You can make this project out of wood. You will need to make a few adjustments like using hinges for the doors. Other than that it’s pretty much the same just different materials. Instead of hot glue you will be using wood glue and pinning it or screwing it depending on your preference.
  • When cutting foam board I always recommend using FoamWerks tools. They will give you a clean cut every time!

How to Make a Doll Pet Hospital

Materials Needed:

Cut List:

1 – 1/2’’ @ 9 1/2’’ x 10’’ – Bottom

2 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 18 1/2’’ – Front Posts

2 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 14 9/16’’ – Back Posts

1 – 1/2’’ @ 9’’ x 1’’ – Top of Front Posts Upper Support

1 – 1/2’’ @ 18 1/4’’ x 8’’ – Side

1 – 1/2’’ @ 4 1/4’’ x 8’’ – Side/Upper Roof Support

1 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 7’’ – Lower Side

1 – 1/2’’ @ 8’’ x 1 1/2’’ – Lower Side Top Shelf

1 – 1/2’’ @ 11 1/2’’ x 10 11/16’’ – Roof

2 – 1/2’’ @ 17 3/16’’ @ 4 5/16’’ – Front Doors

2 – 1/2’’ @ 6 15/16’’ x 4 3/8’’ – Back Doors

2 – 1/2’’ x 1/2’’ @ 3/4’’ – Upper Back Door Holders

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How to Make a Doll Pet Hospital was last modified: April 26th, 2017 by Rudy

21 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. jas
    May 10, 2017 at 8:42 pm –

    can you make a dog bone

  2. Amanda
    May 9, 2017 at 6:03 am –

    Can you provide specifics on the foam board such as where to buy and any details to make sure we are purchasing the correct boards.

  3. Kate
    May 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm –

    Can you please make a doll computer. I love the pet hospital it is so cute!

  4. Christina
    May 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm –

    Could you make a good night Seattle book and some others from the book series!

    You guys have the best crafts!!(:

  5. Alison
    April 30, 2017 at 5:47 pm –

    Hi Rudy, I love your video I made it with my sister. I was wondering if you could craft a doll house or a couch, maybe just some furniture I am thinking about making one, I just need your advice.

    Thanks a lot , and just craft it!


    Don’t forget my shout out

  6. lola loves dolls
    April 29, 2017 at 7:27 am –

    Make dog food bowls please. Also give me a shout out

  7. ankit
    April 28, 2017 at 11:59 am –

    Hello Rudy,

    i was hoping if you can make your american girl scented hand sanitizer

    it would mean a lot for me

    thank you!

  8. Kitty Kat AG lover
    April 28, 2017 at 11:34 am –

    I am AGI biggest fan! I love your crafts Rudy. Please make American Girl doll magazine and American Girl magazine (for humans like the one that comes with the camper)!!! Please give me a shout out! And as always…

    # Just Craft It!

  9. Kittykat
    April 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm –

    Yes please make a doll pet carrier it also would look good with the pet hospital

  10. kawaii~chan
    April 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm –

    could you please do a doll sink? thanks!

    PS: i love your website!!! ;D

  11. Bookfanatic102
    April 27, 2017 at 6:04 pm –

    Purple crayon: It looks like it is spelled wrong but it isn’t when you are talking about more than one calf it is spelled calves, It’s like the word leaf when your talking about more than one its leaves. Anyway good observation.

    April 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm –

    The frame looks very much like the doorway in one of the other videos. You know, the one you put the Christmas wreath on?

    I just wanted to know if you could make some ty’s out of pom poms and sparkly goggly eyes. My dolls need more toys to play with!! I did make some adorable build-a-bears for them but that is all they have….. sooooo……. yeah. That would be great!!!

    Don’t forget the shout out!! ?


  13. purple crayon
    April 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm –

    bookfantastic102 you spelled calve wrong it is c-a-l-f……. sorry just felt the need to correct you. but that is a rally good request.. I LOVE ANIMALS!

  14. purple crayon
    April 27, 2017 at 4:41 pm –

    haw many foam board sheets will you need?

  15. Julia M. H.
    April 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm –

    I agree with Samantha! You should make a pet carrier! If you agree, reply and tell Rudy!

  16. olaf49
    April 27, 2017 at 11:12 am –

    Can you make shampoo and conditioner please?!?! Thanks

  17. Ate
    April 26, 2017 at 8:10 pm –

    Yes! A pet carrier would be nice.

  18. Bookfanatic102
    April 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm –

    This is an odd request but can you make doll calves (cow baby)? we just go three named Ned, Frank, and Joe.Can you also make the equipment you need to care for them? and give me a shout out!

  19. Bookfanatic102
    April 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm –

    Sooo cute! I LOVE CATS! my cat is huge and weighs 18 pounds lol Can you make doll communion cups? Can you make doll braces, an expander, other orthodontist contraptions, an orthodontist office, and a dentist? and give me a shout out! (I was the one who started all the braces requests.)

  20. Samantha
    April 26, 2017 at 4:14 pm –

    Can you PLEASE make a diy pet carrier?

    Thank you, you guys are awesome!

  21. Zion BA
    April 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm –

    Yay! First to comment! Fyi, will you please make a doll sink? I know that you finished the big bathroom phase, but my doll’s hands are crawling with germs. And last of all, please give me a shout out. Thanks!