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52 Veterinarian School Questions and Answers

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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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    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?

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

  3. 3.

    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?

  4. 4.

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

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    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?

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    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?

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

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

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

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    Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done. What was the reason behind this, and what was the outcome?

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

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

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    What was your motivation for wanting to be a Vet? Have you always had a love of animals?

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    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?

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

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    Give an example of a time when you have had to deal with an irate customer or co-worker. How did you handle the situation, and what did you learn from it?

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    Give me an example of a time when you have missed an obvious solution to a problem. How were you made aware of it, and how did you rectify it? What did you learn from this situation?

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

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

    In your opinion, what do you think would be the most difficult situation you could face as a Vet? Justify your answer.

  24. 24.

    Give an example of a time when you have failed to reach a target or achievement. How did you handle this, and move forward?

  25. 25.

    What does delegation mean to you?

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    Why do you think it is important to be able to use your initiative within the role of Veterinarian?

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    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?