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

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

Advice
This question is a good test of your knowledge about the profession. When you look over the job description, what stands out to you the most? Are you excited to work alongside a successful veterinarian who saves the lives of animals every day? Talk about how this job will help you to accomplish your goals! That's pretty appealing. Highlight a few key responsibilities that interest you and share how they will benefit you in the long run.
Basic answer example
"I'm excited to get more experience handling different animals because I want to work at a zoo. The more exposure to animals I get, the closer I am to reaching that goal."

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What appeals to you most about working as a veterinary assistant?
1.
I deal with blood in a calm manner. I deal with it by knowing it is not going to hurt me in any way as long as I handle it right. I will not faint at the sight of blood because I have the responsibility of my job to maintain.
2.
I will be fine no way.
3.
I think blood is really cool. I would never faint at the sight of blood.
4.
I can deal very well with blood, I have had no problems so far. I will not faint.
5.
I am not well with blood but I am willing to get use to it and work around it if needed.
6.
It doesn't bother me, I observed surgeries, and it didn't bother me.
7.
No I actually enjoy venipuncture.
8.
I deal with blood very well. It is just apart of the job.
9.
No. There was a moment early on in my shadowing days where I did feel nauseous during a large dog spay, but I quickly realized that it was just from the need to burp! I deal quite well with blood.
10.
Not in the least. I am calm in stressful situations, and not easily disturbed by gore.
11.
I've dealt with blood on patients before and it helps to think of it as red juice coming out of a fruit. I don't feint at the sight of it.
12.
No, I am okay with bthe sight of blood.
13.
I have no problem dealing with the sight of blood or any other body fluids.
14.
I can deal very well with blood. I have years of a experience as a veterinary assistant and I am comfortable drawing blood, preparing wounds, and assisting with surgery.
15.
I do fine with blood, I wouldnt faint. But i'd definatly have to get use to it.
16.
Blood has no affect on me.
17.
No, not at all. I don't mind blood.
18.
I am fine with blood and will not faint.
19.
I am fine with blood. It does not bother me at all.
20.
I handle blood well and will not ffaint.
21.
I have no problem dealing with the sight of blood or any other body fluids.
22.
I have no problem dealing with the sight of blood or any other body fluids.
23.
I have never had a problem with blood and have never fainted neither. I know I would not have a problem with blood.
24.
No I deal well with blood.
25.
I deal really well with blood. The sight of it doesn't bother me at all.
26.
I deal well with blood and I will not faint because of it.
27.
I am fine with blood, and have been in surgery room during procedures and no I did not feel faint.
28.
No I deal with all bodily fluids easialy.
29.
I deal with blood well. The only reason I would faint around blood would be if it were my own.
30.
I have no problem with blood. I try to donate blood on a regular.
31.
I deal pretty well with blood my initial reaction is always to find the source of where the blood is coming from, and no I will not faint.
32.
I am not bothered by blood at all. In the future I look forward to being a tech and hope to be taking blood from animals as well as spinning it down and doing blood smears.
33.
I will not faint. I am mostly laid back in most "blood" situations but like most people in high stress situations I may feel a little uneasy but I will keep my cool through the situation.
34.
Blood is just cells and part of the anatomy so no, not afraid of blood.
35.
I wont faint at the sight of blood. I am perfectly normal when I see blood or needles.
36.
I have been with veterinary technicians while they drew blood from canines, but have not myself had to draw blood. I am not very wheezy and can be trained to work more directly with it.
37.
Absolutely not, the sight of blood does not bother me.
38.
I can deal with blood very well. No I will not faint.
39.
I deal very well with blood I have seen alpt of blood and I am used to it.
40.
I can handle blood quite well. No I will not faint at the sight of blood.
41.
I deal very well. I remain calm. No, I do not faint at the sight of it.
42.
I deal with blood in a calm manner and the sight of blood would not make me faint. I would more look for the solution to problem that is occuring.
43.
Blood does not bother me at all. At my last veterinary job, my favorite part was was monitoring surgeries where often times, you saw a lot more than just blood.
44.
I deal with blood fine and wouldnt faint at the sight of it.
45.
Very well. I have worked in many situations where there was an excess of blood and it was my job to help contain the bleed.
46.
I deal with blood just fine. I have helped draw blood before and also assisted with surgery when I was needed.
47.
I have found that I am in fact very comfortable around blood. I have been witness for several surgeries during my practicum and felt unaffected.
48.
When I was volunteering at the Silicon Valley Animal Control authority I saw a lot of blood and got to be in the room for surgeries. It took a while for me to get used to and I got light headed in the beginning. I feel confident that with more exposure I will be adjust once again.
49.
No blood does not bother me. I have witnessed several traumas in the animal care industry and I am an active blood donor.
50.
I will not faint, no. I have been around blood before and it never seemed to bother me.
51.
It does not bother me I can deal with bold and any kind of fluids.
52.
I calm my self down, and deal with what is required from me .
53.
I do not so well when my own blood is being drawn, but I can deal with the blood of animals or others. I was once certified in first aid and performed first aid care to children. This involved working with blood and I can perform comfortably.
54.
I did saw the surgery from my teacher in Taiwan, He is a vet too. I think it is fine for me. He is so funny because he said" if anyone fall down in front of him, he will do the artificial respiration. We All afraid of it. Haa.
55.
I have never encountered an issue with the sight or touch of blood. There have been many times I have had to clean up blood spills or wounds.
56.
I deal with blood good therefore I won`t faint and will be just fine.
57.
No, as I stated in an earlier question, I am okay with blood and expect to see plenty of things that would make some people queasy.
58.
No, I wont faint because of blood. I know that handling blood is a part of the job and handled properly I will be fine.
59.
I have done a lot of blood work on animals, as well as seeing horribly injured animals, so I have come to accept the fact and immediately go into a calm mode to help the animal in need. I do not want to lose focus.
60.
No. I am able to be comfortable at the sight of blood.
61.
Blood does not bother me one bit. At PAWS, I was able to observe spays and neuters and not once did I feel uncomfortable about it. I enjoy watching surgeries and learning about the anatomy and physiology of animals.
62.
I am fine with blood. I have drawn blood for coggins on horses. Also, I have been in multiple situations of seriously injured animals.
63.
Blood does not bother me, I will not faint at the sight of it.
64.
I have dealt with blood for 20 years in nursing, sometimes in large amounts of bleeding and I have had no problem with it.
65.
I am able to handle blood and not faint. I know this because last year a horse got caught in a fence and scraped 3 out of his four legs and I had to help clean up the blood.
66.
I deal with the sight of blood very well. I have never had an issue when working with blood before.
67.
No. I have previously done work experience in a vets and seen many operations and I dont even twitch.
68.
I am fine with blood I just imagine its jam or something, no I will not faint.
69.
I am not afraid of blood, whenever need to deal with blood put the gloves on and follow hygienic procedures.
70.
I think I deal with blood pretty well and dont faint with the sight of it. Ha ha.
71.
I am fine with blood, I have no problem seeing alot of blood and will not faint.
72.
I have handled blood before, and made blood smears using it. I am comfortable around it, and would not faint. I found it quite fun to work with it hands on.
73.
Not at all. I have had plenty of experience with drawing blood from mice and rats. I have even performed surgeries on mice and procesdure in which close to the entire blood volume is collected.
74.
I am perfect with blood- it does not make me ill. I tolerate it very well.
75.
No, I deal well with blood and have seen many operations.
76.
I deal well with blood and have observed surgeries and have done blood pulls before and have never had a problem with it.
77.
I have a big problem with animal blood as I do with my own blood.
78.
No, I have a strong stomach.
79.
Human blood not great with, animal blood never had a problem-ember and fights.
80.
I can deal with blood. No problem.
81.
No I have a pretty strong stomach.
82.
No, I have no problem with the with the sight of blood, I deal with the situation at hand and do what is necessary,
83.
I have seen blood many times on animals wounds that I have cleaned up, I will not faint at the sight of it.
84.
I will not. Blood has never been something to make me "sick"
85.
I am not squeamish around bodily fluids, including blood. Clean it up, patch up what needs to be patched, and continue to complete the mission.
86.
I do well with blood. As long as its not my own blood, im totally fine.
87.
I will be perfectly fine around it and no I will not faint,
88.
I have no problem seeing blood I would not faint. It gets me pumped up to start working. I am fascinated by surgical procedures.
89.
I have worked in the emergency clinic where there was a fair amount of blood and I was fine.
90.
I think that I deal with blood very well. I was at the leg end of my sister giving birth to her first child :P
91.
No, I am an avid hunter and can easily handle the sight of blood.
92.
No, I work at emergency before.
93.
No the sight of blood does not affect me.
94.
I have never fainted at the site of blood; I'm one of those "neck-breakers." It doesn't weird me out at all; I often become more intrigued in the process.
95.
I do good with blood it doesn't bother me.
96.
I am fine with blood...I have seen quite a bit in my past with both humans, and animals.
97.
No I have drawn blood clean up blood I have no issue with it.
98.
Absolutely not, I have a tough stomach.
99.
Blood does not bother me.
100.
I don't love seeing blood, but I would put that aside and try to help as much as I could.
101.
No I have a lot of experience helping in the after hours pediatric clinic at Baptist.

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