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

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

      How to Answer

      This question is asking for your personal opinion, however, prior to the interview, you should prepare for this question by researching the benefits of working for a private practice, so that you can gain an understanding of the differences between corporate and private workplaces.

      Answer Example

      "Working in a private practice is appealing as you have more control and autonomy with decision making than in a corporate organization. You can also determine your pricing structure and treatment plans independently. Working for a private practice seems to cut out some of the paperwork that is involved with purchasing equipment, and you are often working in a more 'local', smaller team"

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      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "The private practice may allow more freedom of choice for veterinarians to decide what direction their practice will take. Private practices also allow people to have more options in terms of the level of veterinary care they want."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Great! Choices are always important to have, for both sides; the clients/patients and the providers.

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I think there are two main advantages. Firstly, there's more flexibility on procedures and pricing and treatment options since corporate vets must follow a variety of procedures. Therefore, you can feel as if you have more control and autonomy. Secondly, there is less paperwork and a less extensive approval process to purchase equipment or make changes to clinic procedures."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      You offer strong insight in this reply - it's clear and to the point.

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "You can have a more significant say in decision making and can provide a wider variety of treatment or focus on specific areas more. The amount of paperwork is reduced by working privately. The emphasis on the financial gain of each consultation is less. You are working as part of a smaller group, so perhaps it is more of a community or team."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      It sounds as though you have a clear vision of what private practice would offer you. Good perspective!

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I think that private practice has the advantage of autonomy in creating new treatment plans and finding procedures that work best for them. I think this gives them the ability to choose more pioneering practices to offer the latest technology. It also gives them the freedom to reject certain practices that they do not agree with. It allows the veterinarian to follow their own moral practices."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      You make an excellent case for private practice and its advantages. Great response!

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "I feel that there are many benefits to working in private practice. One of the main benefits is that in private practices, there is more freedom to be able to make your own diagnosis and treat the way you would like to. Another advantage is the ability to form a close and personal relationship with your staff because most private practices are smaller than corporate. Also, if you are the owner of the practice, then you can adjust your prices or allow payment plans that you feel are necessary for your clients."

      Rachelle's Feedback for the Answer Above

      It seems you see many benefits! Do you have an interest in opening your own private practice in the future?

      How would you rate Rachelle's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "Generally, private practices tend to be smaller, which I view as a benefit, as it will allow you to form closer relationships with everyone that works within the practice. This will boost teamwork and therefore problem-solving within the practice."

      Amanda's Feedback for the Answer Above

      It sounds like you truly enjoy a team-oriented environment. Now, take it a step further to talk about how a private practice enables you to form positive, long-term relationships with local clients as well.

      How would you rate Amanda's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "Working in a private practice enables more freedom in multiple ways. I believe this because vets have more freedom in how they carry out a procedure as there are multiple different ways to do an operation so in private practice the vet will be able to choose how they do it instead of being conformed to a certain technique. Additionally, if a vet owns a private practice they can set the prices for the treatment so the vet has more control over how affordable the treatment is."

      Amanda's Feedback for the Answer Above

      You've answered well by talking about the freedom to innovate and provide affordable treatment. Consider expanding your answer to talk about how those two elements benefit your patients as well by making treatment more accessible or affordable.

      How would you rate Amanda's Feedback?

      Anonymous Interview Answer

      "A private practice allows you to have more control over policies, treatment plans, and pricing. It allows for a streamlined process for new equipment as well as creating a smaller, more niche environment. This can allow the employees as well as the clients to have more options regarding patient care."

      Chad's Feedback for the Answer Above

      Good answer! It is evident you have researched the benefits of working for private practice, and you do well to communicate your thoughts on the main advantages, as you see them.

      How would you rate Chad's Feedback?