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Veterinary Technician Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Veterinary Technician interview, here are 32 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you believe is your greatest strength?

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List of 32 Veterinary Technician Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What do you believe is your greatest strength?

  2. 2.

    Tell us about a time that you had to make a difficult ethical decision in the workplace and how you handled that.

  3. 3.

    What makes you the best veterinary technician for our company?

  4. 4.

    In your opinion, what is the most important skill for a veterinary technician to possess?

  5. 5.

    Talk about a time that you had a difficult experience with a customer/client and how you handled the situation?

  6. 6.

    How do you best learn the tasks of a new position?

  7. 7.

    What do you look for in a company culture when looking for a new role?

  8. 8.

    Have you ever been in a situation with an animal that became dangerous or a safety concern? How did you handle this situation?

  9. 9.

    Have you ever been involved with any animal related fundraising?

  10. 10.

    What makes you look for a position outside of the company that you currently work for?

  11. 11.

    Talk about a time that you disagreed with a veterinarian that you were working with and how you handled the disagreement?

  12. 12.

    Talk about a time that you identified a safety concern in your workplace and what steps you took to correct this safety matter.

  13. 13.

    At times, veterinary work can be stressful. How do you handle stress?

  14. 14.

    Tell us about a time that you made a mistake in your career and what steps you took to correct the mistake.

  15. 15.

    Veterinary clinics can be very fast paced at times, how do you stay on task and manage your time?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a team member. How did you handle it?

  17. 17.

    How do you handle making difficult decisions when it comes to the care of an animal such as euthanasia?

  18. 18.

    What made you pursue a career as a veterinary technician?

  19. 19.

    Please provide us with an overview of your educational and professional work experience.

  20. 20.

    What types of animals have you worked with in your previous roles?

  21. 21.

    Where do you see yourself in your career over the next five years?

  22. 22.

    Are there any animals that you are uncomfortable working with or will not work with?

  23. 23.

    How do you determine the best treatment for an animal?

  24. 24.

    If a vet asked you to do something that was outside of your scope of responsibility, how would you handle that?

  25. 25.

    Talk about a time that you went above and beyond your duties and responsibilities.

  26. 26.

    Talk about a time that you had to make a tough decision when it came to an animal and how you handled that.

  27. 27.

    What do you believe is your greatest weakness?

  28. 28.

    How do you think your coworkers would describe you?

  29. 29.

    If you were not working as a veterinary technician, what type of role do you believe that you would be working in?

  30. 30.

    Talk about a time that you demonstrated leadership skills in your role.

  31. 31.

    Please describe your ideal supervisor.

  32. 32.

    What do you enjoy most about being a veterinary technician? What do you enjoy least?