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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?

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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?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is questioning your future career choices and wishes to know if there is an area of specialism, within the veterinary industry, which appeals to you. This question is often useful for an interviewer to understand your future career aspirations, and will likely assist in guiding you through this process to reach them (should you be successful).

      "I have a strong interest in specialising in Equine Health, due to my passion for horses. I believe this to be the career route for me, and I intend to study hard to fulfil this dream. Equine Studies is a tough area to specialise in, however, I feel ready for the challenge"

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      Anonymous Answer

      "There is no one specific area that I wish to work as a vet because, over the years, my interests and curiosities have changed. I feel that as a student in veterinary school, I will learn and discover new passions that may lead to new paths. I do, however, at this current time have aspirations to work outside of standard practice and to be able to work with exotic animals, aquatic species in particular."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It's entirely alright to have fluid interests! Your interests are exciting, and you sound very open to new experiences.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I aspire to work with farm animals since I found the farm and large animal aspects of my work experience the most fascinating. I would also like to travel and work with various breeds of farm animals all over the world. I have always dreamt of working in New Zealand. In the long term, I would like to set up a mixed practice, in a rural area, much like the practice I attend for work experience."

      Rachelle's Answer

      These are interesting and exciting goals! Your specifics will help the interviewer to picture your goals better.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I aspire to have a practice similar to the one that I volunteer at, which is a small animal practice involving the treatment of dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. We also treat larger animals such as cattle and horses, so the treatment is a mixture of all walks of life which means no one day will be the same."

      Rachelle's Answer

      The idea is definitely there, just try working on the clarity of your delivery.

      "I aspire to work in a similar environment as the clinic where I currently volunteer. Daily, we see small animals such as dogs, cats, and rabbits. We also treat larger animals such as cows and horses. Treatments here are for animals of all kinds, and I enjoy that variety."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I aspire to work in an equine private practice specializing in performance medicine. In my clinic experience, I observed many lameness evaluations and treatments, which thoroughly fascinated me. I also have extensive experience with performance horses and have many connections in the industry. As a horse showman, I have a strong commitment to the performance horse industry and i have a desire to serve them as a veterinarian."

      Rachelle's Answer

      You are highly targeted and focused with your goals, which the interviewer should appreciate. Good for you - you are well on your way! :)

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