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

1 of 29 Veterinarian Interview Questions and Answers Written by Darby Faubion

Updated on December 18th, 2018 |
How to Answer

Interviewers often ask what kind of pets a veterinarian candidate has. This is not a prerequisite for the job but does show that the roots of your interest in caring for animals run deep. This is an opportunity for the interviewer to find out what interests you.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I think a better question would be 'what animals do I not have?' I have two cats, three dogs, horses, and my husband raises cattle. My family jokes and says I have to take care of other people's pets to be able to afford my own."

Entry Level
Answer example

"I have two boxer dogs. They are my babies! I have considered adding another puppy to the family, but haven't made that commitment yet."

Written by:

Darby Faubion
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
First written on: 05/30/2013
Last modified on: 12/18/2018
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