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29 Interview Questions & Answers

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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 are your thoughts about pet owners promoting breeding instead of promoting adopting pets from shelters or rescues?
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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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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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Being a veterinarian must be both rewarding and heartbreaking. How would you describe what you do?
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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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If you were responsible for interviewing job applicants, what characteristics would you like to see in a candidate?
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Do you or have you ever participated in volunteer work?
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What are some things that you like about what you do as a veterinarian?
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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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What makes you feel motivated to do a good job?
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In your opinion, what personality is best suited for a veterinarian?
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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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What made you choose the field of veterinary medicine?
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What kind of coworkers do you find difficult to work with?
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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?
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What kind of pets do you own or have you owned in the past?
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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 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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What would you describe as your biggest weakness?
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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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Do you feel like you are a good communicator and capable of building strong relationships with peers and clients?
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What would you do if you suspected that an animal you are treating was being abused?
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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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Share a difficult case you worked 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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What are your thoughts on mandatory spaying or neutering laws?
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