Veterinarian Interview Questions

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Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over 20 years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas, including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

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What are some things that you like about what you do as a veterinarian?

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    What are some things that you like about what you do as a veterinarian?

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    In your position now, knowing what you do, what would you say to someone who is just now starting a career as a veterinarian?

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    In your opinion, what personality is best suited for a veterinarian?

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    Have you ever worked with people who have diverse backgrounds or beliefs?

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    What is your least favorite thing about being a veterinarian?

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

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    Being a veterinarian must be both rewarding and heartbreaking. How would you describe what you do?

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    Do you feel like you are a good communicator and capable of building strong relationships with peers and clients?

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    We are hoping to hire two new full time veterinarians soon. What are your thoughts on someone with the same credentials, but more experience, making more money than you?

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    Share a difficult case you worked as a veterinarian.

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    What are your thoughts about pet owners promoting breeding instead of promoting adopting pets from shelters or rescues?

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    With animal abuse being highlighted more in the news and on social media, do you believe legislation and consequences for committing such acts are heading in the right direction?

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    What kind of coworkers do you find difficult to work with?

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    What are some things that you like to do outside of work?

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    Has there ever been a time that you considered a different career?

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    What sets you apart from other veterinarians, and why are you the best candidate for this job?

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    What makes you feel motivated to do a good job?

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    How do you approach offering support to families who are demanding or are facing uncertainty with the health of their pets?

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    Do you or have you ever participated in volunteer work?

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    If you were responsible for interviewing job applicants, what characteristics would you like to see in a candidate?

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    What made you choose the field of veterinary medicine?

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    What are your thoughts on mandatory spaying or neutering laws?

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    Our veterinarians usually rotate on-call schedules to care for animals that must be cared for after hours. Are you willing to work nights, weekends, or holidays?

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    What would you do if you suspected that an animal you are treating was being abused?

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    How do you feel about performing job duties that are not listed in your job description during hectic times?

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    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

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    Do you anticipate any significant changes in your life within the next 2-3 years that may prevent you from continuing employment here, if offered a position?

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    What kind of pets do you own or have you owned in the past?

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    Working in a veterinary clinic can be stressful at times. What are some ways that you prepare yourself for potentially stressful situations?