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Veterinarian School Mock Interview

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What are your long-term career aspirations? Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

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List of 52 Veterinarian School Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What are your long-term career aspirations? Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about a time when a colleague you have been working with has made a mistake. What happened, and what steps did you take to rectify it?

  3. 3.

    How has your education to date influenced your decision to train as a Veterinarian?

  4. 4.

    Why do you think a career in Veterinary Medicine is for you? Do you have any other career aspirations if you are not accepted into Veterinary School?

  5. 5.

    Put yourself in the position of a qualified Vet. What would you do if you felt the animal you were treating may have been abused? What legal avenues would you pursue, if any?

  6. 6.

    In your opinion, what do you see as the most appealing part of a role in Veterinary Medicine?

  7. 7.

    In your opinion should people be allowed to own exotic species? Justify your answer.

  8. 8.

    Talk me through any clinical experiences you have had, if any. What exactly you did, and what you learnt from it.

  9. 9.

    What experience have you had, if any, working within a farm environment? What did you learn from this experience?

  10. 10.

    As a vet, do you have the right not to treat an animal? Explain the reasoning behind your answer.

  11. 11.

    If you had to choose one area of specialism to work within, what would it be?

  12. 12.

    What are your opinions on the use of animals for Veterinary School? Do you think your opinions will change if you are accepted to the study programme?

  13. 13.

    Is there a specific area you wish to work in as a vet? Do you have any aspirations to work outside of a standard practice?

  14. 14.

    What do you think are the best parts about working for a private practice? And why?

  15. 15.

    Tell me about a difficult situation you have had to face within your career to date. How did you handle it and what was the outcome?

  16. 16.

    What experience have you had working within Veterinary Medicine? What have you most enjoyed?

  17. 17.

    Give me a specific example of a time when you have used good judgement and logic in solving a problem. What was the process followed, and what was the outcome?

  18. 18.

    Give me a specific example of a time when you have had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree. What happened and what was the outcome?

  19. 19.

    Tell me about a time when you have had to use your persuasion skills to influence someone's opinion. Why was this needed, and what was the outcome?

  20. 20.

    Put yourself in the position of a qualified vet. What would you do if an animal was brought into the surgery, having been hit by a car, and the owner refuses to pay for treatment? Would you still treat the animal?

  21. 21.

    Why do you feel you are the best candidate for Veterinarian School? What can you bring to the school that makes you an ideal applicant?

  22. 22.

    Studying at Veterinarian School will require dedication and commitment to your workload. How will you ensure you remain motivated to your studies?

  23. 23.

    What is your opinion on using live animals to practice surgery?

  24. 24.

    Imagine the situation. You are working within your role and have a female who gave birth to 9 puppies. She can't feed them all. What would you do? How would you distinguish those that are undernourished?

  25. 25.

    Looking back at your previous education, which class did you find most challenging, and why?

  26. 26.

    Veterinary school can be an intensive, stressful experience at times. Can you tell me about a time where you have had to handle a pressurised situation? What happened and what was the outcome?

  27. 27.

    How will you ensure you are financially stable to complete your studies at Veterinary School?