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

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Veterinary Assistant interview

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This is a good question to think about before you go to your interview. It can help bring clarity about what your intentions are for wanting this new position. It can also help you check to make sure you're headed in the right direction. If you liked your past job because you to work with people in a hands on, challenging environment, working as a vet assistant in a clinic is perfect for you. However, if you enjoy working in an office behind a desk on a computer all day, you might want to reconsider this new role. If you were to use that as an example, I know the interviewer would be questioning if you're a good fit. When you give your answer, talk about how the elements you enjoyed in your favorite job to show how they are similar to this new position. It could be a completely different field. That's okay! Point out three key characteristics of the job that made it great. Think about how they compare to what you're looking forward to when you work at the vet clinic.

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Tell me about your favorite job. What did you like most about it?
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Being around all the animals.
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I had a job at my local Petsmart. It really opened up my eyes to different types of animals and made me even more sure of my career choice.
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Pets West, even though it has been a short career thus far. Working with animals and animal owners has been incredibly life-changing.
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Helping animals and being outdoors.
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I think my most satisfying job to date has been running my own pet sitting business. It's allowed me to gain experience with many different animals, but in other areas to such as marketing and promotion.
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I think I've been most satisfied in my work as a volunteer for a wildlife rehab hospital. I have loved having the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of animals, and really enjoy the medical setting. I learn so much every shift, and get to work with knowledgeable professionals and like-minded volunteers. Even on days where I have minimal contact with animals, it's a great environment and always keeps me excited about my career.
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What vacation time do works in vet assistant generally receive.
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Helping keep the animals healthy and happy..
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Working in the vet clinic. I loved being to learn something new almost every day and seeing the regular clients and their furry children. I was confident with my job and with working with my assigned team. We were always prepared and got our responsibilities done in a set rhythm and it was always such a great feeling.
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Well, I haven't worked in places that go towards my interview. If you want to consider working at URS as something that could possibly go towards my career. I mean, I did take care of people who depended on other's for help, I administered medication and fed and toileted clients.
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I really enjoy dentals because you can see instant results.
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My previous job really was just a simple demo job, but I found that I loved the daily interaction with the members (Costco's customers). You got to know people you otherwise would never meet. I also loved being able to help someone find something they needed, instead of leaving them to walk the store aimlessly.
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I enjoy all of them, I like lab, and treatment, but love large animals.
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I think interning here, or my volunteer work at various shelters gave me the most satisfaction. I don't mind dirty jobs, because I know it's helping out a lot of animals, and that is what makes me happy and contented.
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My volunteer work at a local animal hospital.
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Being able to provide customer satifacation.
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When I was a assistant teacher at a pre-k and me starting my volunteer work at ACC.
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I have only had 2 jobs but the zoo being non-profit has definitely been satisfying. I mean really both jobs have taught me so much.
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Even though I was an unpaid volunteer, I really enjoyed working at my first animal clinic. It was satisfying to help the animals and work with the employees there.
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While I enjoyed my time working in the medical field, a lot of what I did, did not directly affect the patients. During my time at Kumon, however, I loved that I was able to see how my work had an impact on the lives of my students. Week after week they would come back and I would be able to see their improvement in reading, writing and math, and it made me feel as though I was truly accomplishing something.
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All of my animal focused careers have been fulfilling.
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Best Friends Animal Society. There was a lot of room to grow -- either in a certain position or simply in training a dog. There were endless opportunities for rewarding tasks.
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I really enjoyed being in surgery and assisting with the vet.
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I currently work in a grocery store and I love working on cash because I can socialize with new people, help them scan out their groceries, aid them if they have any questions. Lastly its a great way on knowing what new products are in the store for future reference.
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My current position as a veterinary receptionist has been my most satisfying job so far.
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Volunteering at the animal shelter. Although I was working for free it was the most important to me because helping and loving animals just comes natural.
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I loved working at the rescue in Georgia. There were some great people there who just wanted to save dogs and see them go to go homes and taken care of. I loved seeing the happy endings.
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My volunteer positions at the NC Aquarium and Museum of life and science.
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Out of the cleaning service and farmers market jobs I had, I was most satisfied with the farmers market job because it was a job that I was able to progress in and meet a more variety of clients.
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Rescue Work. Working side by side with people who cared about animals as much as I do.
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My happiest time is my work with the turtles. Being able to protect their nests and then release their babies that I helped save, gives me no better satisfaction. I feel like quite the proud mama.
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I was most happy when I was working as a Concierge in a resort because I had to multitask and my job tasks were different each day.I also really liked feeling accomplished because I was able to help guests be happy and have fun during their stay.
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I loved any job where I was either with animals, or studying animals, but I also enjoyed tutoring because I learned a lot about communication and it taught me so much more about biology than I could imagine.
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I was the most satisfied working at the Pet Shop. I enjoyed giving basic care to a variety of animals and working with the people who love animals, including the public who came to look for a pet.
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I find great satisfaction in supporting animals through difficult situations and in relieving some of the anxiety that clients have about their pets.
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Being a Medication Tech in assisted living facilities.
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My job at the Chiropractors office. I made sure the office flowed and everything was kept in working order so the days ran smoothly and working in an office that was helping people was very rewarding as well.
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Working at petsmart because I got to work with both animales and pets.
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I have not worked but becoming a certified veterinarian would be the biggest accomplishment of my life.
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Being kennel supervisor was very satisfying because I was given a lot of responsibility as well as the oppurtunity to care for the animals.
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Only had one job I would like to leave to pursue my passion.
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I was highly satisfied when I volunteered at the Durham Humane Society doing dog walking, as well as other duties.
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I was most satisfied working as a volunteer for the beef and sheep farm at my University. It was fulfilling to wake up early and attend to my daily chores, such as feeding all the cattle and calves and then tackling the list of chores for the days. A list that included treatment of sick animals, moving irrigation pipes, or moving one herd of animals to a different pasture. It was satisfying in that I could see the changes my hard work was accomplishing, and I loved working as a team with the other volunteers. It was hard, sometime back breaking work but it was great being outdoors working together.
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The job I was most satisfied working in was actually a volunteer job. I spent my summer breaks volunteering at the beef unit at Cal Poly Pomona. There I was able to practice what I was being taught, both the technical and theoretical. Spending my time out doors, accomplishing the tasks for the day and seeing the difference I was making for the cattle and calves there was rewarding and fun.
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I was most satisfied running my small farm because I was able to ensure that all of my animals were well cared for and lived as good of a life as I could provide; especially if they were to be harvested in the future.
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I have been satisfied in all my jobs as they all related to doing something that helps another individual out. That means a lot to me.
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Any job where I helped animals directly or indirectly. I love my volunteer positions where I socialize animals and clean their cages, because I get an immediate sense of reward. I can see how I am affecting them and helping them.
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Zookeeper Intern, or my volunteer experience with wildlife rehabilitation. I enjoyed working with a variety of animals and people. I learned something new every day! I also knew that my work was valuable, and that I was appreciated.
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I really enjoyed working at the PetSmart pet hotel on Coleman in San Jose. My coworkers were an amazing group of people. I learned a lot during my summers at the job, I mean what else can I ask for, I got to spend a ton of time playing and interacting with groups of dogs. I started picking up on behavioral cues,I stopped being grossed out with picking up poop and pee.
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Again just seeing the progression and improvement of the animals we work with is just so fulfilling and rewarding. Whether is is seeing the growth of the baby mammals or just seeing the improvement of a birds wings after doing physiotherapy.
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I loved working with horses in my last job before I had my son.
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My last job working on the stable yard and my voluntary work with rescue dogs.
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When I was apart of the dairy farm. Working outdoors in the peacefulness of the dairy farm.
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My favorite job was working at the Pet Spa at Nemacolin. I really enjoyed speaking with the clients about upcoming pet stays. I learned so much about the family and their pets, even before they walked in the door. Most of the time, I was able to put nervous pet parents at ease when they were worries about how "Baxter" would do in a kennel environment. Seeing how the pets were always happy coming and going from the pet spa, made the job worth it.
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Riding stables, no two days were ever the same. Different horses would always behave differently and surprise me!
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There was this little body products shop that I worked for called Sabon, and it was such a welcoming feel good kind of place, everyone was best friends and we all clicked and laughed and had some fun memories.
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I have had a few jobs in my working career, but the two that stands out the most is when I worked at the miller center, caring for people and the other one was when I worked for myself.
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I enjoyed working at the front desk and seeing clients with their pets. I fell I can truly relate to them and be the support they need.
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I was most satisfied working in childcare. It is always a nice feeling when you get to know families so that they can trust you with the care of their children.
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Working at the vet clinic the year that I interned there in high school. I liked being in the clinic environment and being around the animals and seeing them get better and improve their health.
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I was most satisfied while working in a dog grooming salon as a groomer/bather. My salon also provided doggie daycare wich allowed more time to care for and bond with our pets and their owners.
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I volunteered at a small animal practice vet clinic.
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I would have to say my last job at a childrens boutique. I found it very rewarding to build relationships and actually become friends with customers who came to shop.
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The U.S. Army. Being able to give back to my country was the best decision I have made thus far.
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I was most satisfied working with horses. They are such large animals and I feel that working along side them helped build trust and confindence.
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Working with animals hands down, the things I have enjoyed most have been based in problem solving and investigation, and the rewards of connecting and communicating with animals.
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I have only volunteered at the Veterans hospital and a thrift store, but I liked them both because I got to work with people and felt like I had something that made me feel responsible.
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In the veterinary hospital so far.
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Working as an animal care attendant because I could see that I was making a difference the lives of the animals I looked after.
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I was very happy in my previous position as a teaching assistant. I liked the fact that I was part of such a strong team of educators and leaders. Not only that but we were all there for the children and they made it really great fun.
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I would want to say with internship. I liked it and it was awesome and I do believe I worked hard there.
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I have only babysitted, but I didn't mind it at all.
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The very first day that I worked at Azizi Pet hospital assisting the vets, I couldn't be a happier person but that was somewhat short lived as I was put to work on the front desk and told that I was not allowed in the back.
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I was most satisfied being a canine care worker.
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I worked at a show pig breeding operation for billington show pigs.
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I have only had one job and it was at Taco Bell and I loved working there.
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Volunteer at hospital to help both human and animals.
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I am always happy to learn, my profession as para-vet entails a lot of things, I have worked in a vet clinic and I enjoyed despite the emotional roller coasters. I have also worked as vet sales person and still learning.
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Even though I was not gainfully employed by the wildlife rehab clinic, volunteering there was the most satisfying experience I have had because of how much I learned.
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I would have to say that the Project Assistant position at the Cary Institute has so far been the most rewarding. I was able to be hands-on with the animals, I learned new skills (blood drawing and tissue sampling), and I was contributing to major Lyme disease studies. Because it felt like I was making a difference, and what I did mattered, it was the most beneficial to my career thus far.
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I was most satisfied interning at the emergency equine hospital. This is because of the volume of cases I saw and variety among them. The knowledge I gained there is invaluable to me.
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As a veterinary assistant. I enjoy the rewarding feeling that comes along with it for both humans and animals.
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Stay home mom was the best of jobs because I was able to stay home with kids and pets.
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As a kennel assistant, I felt like this is what I wnt to do for the rest of my life.
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Working in the medical field. I enjoy helping to make lives healthy, better.
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As an E.M.T. Helping to care and take care of and get help for people who were injured or sick.
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I like to interact with people.
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I liked all aspects in the vet field but I think experiencing the surgery room and seeing all the different thing you find or surgeries that are done is always pretty exciting.
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Most definitely working as a Veterinary Assistant in Rota, Spain.
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I have never had a job. But I enjoyed volunteering at the vet clinic immensely.
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In my very limited experience, I have enjoyed all my jobs in different ways. I enjoyed my last job particularly because of the heightened responsibility and sense of accomplishment/experience I gained from helping to run a small takeout restaurant. I loved the people I worked with as well. It was a fun experience. I am always looking to work in a field that offers more of a chance to learn, to excel in a certain field, to take on more responsibility.
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My first and only job was working in a daycare. And honestly I love it but was something different more challenging.
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I was most satisfied with being a CNA
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At the pediatric clinic at Baptist.
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I love when im working around animals/wildlife or with anyone who has the same passion as I do about animals and wildlife. I loved my voulnteer work I did in africa and I am planning to go to costa rica sometime in the next two year to work with turtles. I vastly enjoyed my time at the veterinary clinic when in high school and want to be in that environment again now that I am an adult and have learnt more. Working in hospitality is only a temporary measure and when the Easter show comes round I spend my days off or free time in the animal pavillions.
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I was most satisfied whilst participating in works experience at the equestrian centre at Kirkley hall where I was able to work closely with the horses. This included checking the horses overall health such as their heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, body condition, skin condition, eyes, ears, nose and capillary refill time.
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Definitely when I worked directly with lab animals during their care when I held the post of Animal Technician.
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I loved working for the clinic.
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I have been most satisfied working as a veterinary technician assistant at a small animal hospital because I loved the environment and the clients were overall, understanding.
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So far being a kennel technician. Animals have always been my passion.
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Working within a veterinary surgery.

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