Veterinarian Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Veterinarian interview, here are 32 interview questions and answer examples.

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Talk about a time when you had an unusual medical situation with a pet and how you handled it.

As a Veterinarian, you will encounter unusual medical scenarios. The interviewer wants to know you are prepared to handle any medical issues that pertain to an animal, even if it is something you haven't previously encountered.

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32 Veterinarian Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Talk about a time when you had an unusual medical situation with a pet and how you handled it.

  • 2. If I contacted your most recent supervisor, what would they say about you as an employee?

  • 3. Why are you currently looking for a new role?

  • 4. Talk about a time you made a mistake in your role and how you went about correcting the error.

  • 5. How do you best learn the tasks of a new role?

  • 6. Talk about a time you were faced with a safety concern involving an animal. How did you handle the situation?

  • 7. When considering a new career opportunity, what do you look for in a workplace culture?

  • 8. Talk about a time you were able to implement a change in your workplace.

  • 9. Discuss a time you had to deal with a difficult client and how you handled it.

  • 10. What are your thoughts on breeding vs. adopting?

  • 11. What do you enjoy least about your role as a Veterinarian?

  • 12. How do you stay current with the changes and updates in Veterinary care?

  • 13. Have you ever participated in volunteer work or been involved with any fundraising efforts?

  • 14. What do you enjoy most about working as a Veterinarian?

  • 15. Talk about any previous leadership experience you have had.

  • 16. How do you measure success in your career?

  • 17. Why did you decide to pursue a career as a Veterinarian?

  • 18. Please provide us with an overview of your educational and professional background.

  • 19. What sets you apart from other Veterinarian candidates? What makes you the ideal candidate for this role?

  • 20. Talk about a time you had a disagreement with a coworker. How did you handle the disagreement?

  • 21. Working in a veterinary clinic can be stressful at times. What do you do to reduce your stress?

  • 22. Are there any animals you are uncomfortable working with or would not be willing to work with?

  • 23. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

  • 24. What would your response be to a client who wants to euthanize her pet because they can no longer care for it?

  • 25. How do you handle making a difficult decision involving euthanizing a pet?

  • 26. Talk about a time you went above and beyond the normal duties of your position.

  • 27. How do you build trust with the animals you work with and their owners?

  • 28. What would you do if you suspected an animal you are treating was being abused?

  • 29. Our Veterinarians are required to rotate an on-call schedule during the evenings, weekends, and on holidays. Are you available to meet this scheduling requirement? Have you participated in an on-call rotation in the past?

  • 30. Tell us about a time you had to make a difficult decision as a Veterinarian and what steps you took to determine what choice was best.

  • 31. What do you feel is the most important skill or trait for a Veterinarian to possess?

  • 32. What are your thoughts on mandatory spaying or neutering laws?