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Being a Vet will require you to think on your feet and fact-find information if needed. How will you ensure you remain abreast of relevant information required to perform your role?

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Veterinarian School Interview

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    Being a Vet will require you to think on your feet and fact-find information if needed. How will you ensure you remain abreast of relevant information required to perform your role?

      How to Answer

      Working as a veterinarian requires consistent learning and development to remain abreast with current and future legislation and laws, as well as changes to processes and treatments. The interviewer is asking this question to ensure you are aware of the need for self-development, and the various methods of learning you will need to undertake to remain professional.

      "I will not stop learning, even once I have qualified. I believe study sessions, courses and home learning will be essential for me to refresh my knowledge and skills when needed, but also for me to learn new information and procedures also."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I think continuous learning is critical in any career. In veterinary medicine, new and improved procedures are being developed constantly. Thus, attending conferences, keeping up with scientific literature, and attending training is critical in ensuring a veterinarian's success."

      Marcie's Answer

      This is a great answer because all of the methods you mention are excellent ways to stay up on what's happening in the veterinary industry. You could also mention remaining connected to other veterinarians and sharing knowledge with them.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I’ve always been one to enjoy learning new facts and to be constantly learning. I will be sure to adhere to any new courses and hear out other professionals. Taking the time at home to refresh on old and new skills will be an essential component to perform my roles."

      Rachelle's Answer

      These all sound like effective ways to ensure consistent growth! If you want to dig deeper into your answer, consider providing more specifics for the coursework that you may find helpful or the old/new skills you mention to be essential.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I chose the field of veterinarian medicine because I will always be problem solving and learning. I intend on continuing my education by reading new research, going to appropriate conferences, and keeping in touch with my colleagues from vet school."

      Marcie's Answer

      Good answer! You have listed great ways to continue learning, which is imperative in veterinary medicine since it is continually changing and technology is improving. Consider adding in a sentence that directly states how you are a great problem solver and someone who loves to learn.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I will ensure I am actively improving myself and taking part in CPD in order to prioritize animal welfare to the best of my ability. A really good example of how I am excellent at researching is that I am a board member of my school's medical society. As the only veterinary-focused person on the team, it involves researching a veterinary perspective on current medical issues to contribute to the weekly podcasts we make for the rest of the school. This shows I can research for tight deadlines and in a team setting. I'm also aware that at this school, you have a research project in year three; I'm very excited about this, since it will allow us to develop our research skills which is an important part of CPD in the veterinary profession."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Your story of the podcast and the research you conduct as the only veterinary-focused person on the team is excellent! This answer takes the interviewer through a story vs. simply saying that you are good at research - a strong approach! Great job mentioning the year three research project, also. This portion of your answer highlights the research you've conducted on the school.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Each day presents new challenges from which to learn. So I will continue to research into cases I see. I will use research papers, scientific articles, books, and attend any lectures which may be beneficial to my job."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It seems you will lean on a large variety of resources for your information, which is an important factor in your response. Nicely done!

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I will never stop learning. I will always make sure that my knowledge is up to date with the ever-evolving profession. To do this, I will take relevant courses to learn new skills and continuously better myself. Also, I will use resources at my disposal, such as scientific articles and research papers, to find out information or even ask for help from a more knowledgeable colleague."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good answer! The resources you mention are reputable, and it seems you are ready and eager to continue learning.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I would ensure that I maintain my CPD, attend relevant conferences and keep up to date with BVA and RCVS journals. This would assure that I am aware of new drugs, treatments, and innovations in the veterinary field. I would keep an account of any significant incidents that have happened in practice and I would aim to review them, evaluate what I did wrong, and how I could improve. Regular staff meetings would also help keep the team current on new treatments."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Terrific response! It sounds like you are very diligent with your continued learning and how you remain up-to-date on industry topics and events. You sound confident as well :)

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