Veterinary Assistant Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Veterinary Assistant interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you respond to criticism?

Think before you speak! Be humble and don't take it personally. Depending on who the criticism is coming from, you will want to approach it differently. If it's coming from your boss, you will want to respond respectfully, saying something like, "I appreciate the feedback. Now I know how I can improve next time." If it's coming from a client, you may want to tell them, "I am so glad you noticed! I'll make the changes right away." You may have a similar response for anyone's critical comments, but the key is to stay calm and never express frustration towards the person. Give an example where you stayed professional when someone gave you negative feedback. If there was something you needed to change or repair, you responded promptly: "I completely understand where you're coming from. I'll care of it right away!"

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25 Veterinary Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How do you respond to criticism?

  • 2. From your observation and/or experience, what do you think it will be like to work in a veterinary clinic?

  • 3. Tell me about yourself.

  • 4. Why should I hire you?

  • 5. Tell me about the different types of animals you have worked with in the past.

  • 6. What appeals to you most about working as a veterinary assistant?

  • 7. Tell me about your favorite job. What did you like most about it?

  • 8. What is the biggest mistake you have made? What did you learn from it?

  • 9. How would you respond if asked to come in on your day off?

  • 10. Think of a day when you had many things to do. How did you schedule your time?

  • 11. How did you become interested in veterinary medicine?

  • 12. How do you maintain accurate patient records?

  • 13. How would you handle an aggressive animal?

  • 14. How would you handle a situation that could cause you to be late for work?

  • 15. How do you feel about being asked to perform tasks outside of your job description?

  • 16. How would your employer describe your past work?

  • 17. What's the most difficult situation you have dealt with in your work experience?

  • 18. What is your long term career goal?

  • 19. How do you respond in an emergency situation?

  • 20. How do you feel about exotic pets?

  • 21. Tell me about some of the animals you have cared for in your life?

  • 22. Tell me about your animal training.

  • 23. How do you feel about cleaning up after animals?

  • 24. How do you handle stress?

  • 25. Tell me about your experience working in a clinic or a hospital environment?