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

      How to Answer

      When answering this question consider situations that you may be involved in, as a vet, that will require you to think on your feet in stressful or pressurized environments. Vets need to be able to use their initiative, as this may prevent an animal from death or long-term suffering.

      "It is important to be able to use your initiative as you may be presented with a difficult position or case that is out of your control and you will be required to set this right. You may have to devise alternative routes for treatment, or complete a task in a different way if the tools or assistance is not available."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "As a vet, you are responsible for the treatment and welfare of your patient. So when presented with problems, you must do things in a logical order and think for yourself. You must be able to anticipate problems, be prepared for different outcomes, and lead a team or work individually when required."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Absolutely correct! Your response shows a lot of insight when it comes to the initiative that will be required of you as a Veterinarian.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "As a veterinarian, there are many occasions where one must perform under a high-pressure situation and think quickly. Being able to think quickly and confidently can save an animal's life or at least prevent as much suffering as one can."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Very good answer. It seems you are well prepared to work quickly and efficiently in this profession.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Answers are not always going to be available to a veterinarian depending on the situation, for example in a stressful situation where an animal has been attacked and is bleeding profusely, you need to be able to think on your feet, stay calm, and organize the people around you to effectively treat the animal as quickly as possible."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Very good response! I have reworded this just a touch.

      "Answers may not always be readily available to a veterinarian, depending on the situation. For instance, in a stressful situation where an animal has been attacked and is bleeding profusely, a vet needs to be able to think on their feet, remain calm, and organize their workforce to ensure fast and effective treatment for the animal."

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