Veterinarian School Interview Questions Go Back
1. 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?
2. How has your education to date influenced your decision to train as a Veterinarian?
3. Studying at Veterinarian School will require dedication and commitment to your workload. How will you ensure you remain motivated to your studies?
4. 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?
5. What was your motivation for wanting to be a Vet? Have you always had a love of animals?
6. If you had to choose one area of specialism to work within, what would it be?
7. 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?
8. 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?
9. In your opinion, what do you think would be the most difficult situation you could face as a Vet? Justify your answer.
10. 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?
11. 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?
12. Give an example of a time when you have failed to reach a target or achievement. How did you handle this, and move forward?
13. 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?
14. What do you think are the best parts about working for a private practice? And why?
15. As a vet, do you have the right not to treat an animal? Explain the reasoning behind your answer.
16. What does delegation mean to you?
17. Why do you think it is important to be able to use your initiative within the role of Veterinarian?
18. Give me an example of a time when you have been required to work closely with your colleagues to keep them motivated. Why was this important, and was it successful?
19. What is your typical way of dealing with conflict? Give me an example.
20. What are your long-term career aspirations? Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
21. 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?
22. 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?
23. In your opinion should people be allowed to own exotic species? Justify your answer.
24. 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?
25. Why do you think a career in Veterinary Medicine is for you? Do you have any other career aspirations if you are not accepted into Veterinary School?
26. 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?
27. What is your opinion on using live animals to practice surgery?
28. How would you handle the situation if you saw one of your classmates cheating during the course? What would you say, and who would you address it to?
29. How will you ensure you are financially stable to complete your studies at Veterinary School?
30. What experience have you had working within Veterinary Medicine? What have you most enjoyed?
31. Give me a specific example of a time when you have used good judgement and logic in solving a problem. What was the process followed, and what was the outcome?
32. How would you handle a customer who had conflicting opinions and views on the required treatment of an animal?
33. What experience have you had, if any, working within a farm environment? What did you learn from this experience?
34. Tell me about a difficult situation you have had to face within your career to date. How did you handle it and what was the outcome?
35. Tell me about a time when you have had to use your persuasion skills to influence someone's opinion. Why was this needed, and what was the outcome?
36. 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?
37. In your opinion, what do you see as the most appealing part of a role in Veterinary Medicine?
38. What ethical dilemmas do you think you may face as a veterinarian? How would you handle these?
39. In your opinion, what do you think is the biggest challenge the veterinary industry faces currently, and why do you think this is?
40. What traits do you possess that make you qualified to be admitted into Veterinary School?
41. What skills and behaviours do you feel are important in order to be a successful Vet?
42. You will be required to provide knowledgeable answers and advice to your clients within the role of Veterinarian. How do you anticipate enhancing your knowledge and skills once qualified?
43. What do you think are the worst parts about working for a private practice? And why?
44. In your opinion what do you see as the least appealing part of a career within Veterinary Medicine?
45. What is your favourite animal, and why?
46. 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?
47. Talk me through any clinical experiences you have had, if any. What exactly you did, and what you learnt from it.
48. If I had to ask your previous employer to describe your work ethic to me, what do you think they would say, and why?
49. Talk me through the research you have done prior to applying for this course. How do you know this course is right for you?
50. Looking back at your previous education, which class did you find most challenging, and why?
51. How do Animal Rights and Animal Welfare differ?
52. Tell me about a time when you have had to use empathy to help a colleague or client through a difficult situation? Why was this important, and how did you manage the situation?