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Describe a time when you anticipated a problem and took measures to prevent it.

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Problem solving can be extremely difficult, especially in a chaotic environment. It's not always possible to prevent issues, but sometimes when the stars align, you are able to see something coming and take care of it. With animals, this is particularly important and possible! One way to prevent problems from occurring with owners and their pets is education! Educating owners about the food they need to feed their pets and the tendencies certain breeds have towards certain illnesses will keep animals healthy and customers happy! For your example, the problem doesn't have to be catastrophic. Describe a time you fixed a technical error or left 30 minutes early for work because you knew the weather would caused terrible traffic!

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Describe a time when you anticipated a problem and took measures to prevent it.
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Coaching synchronized swimming there are always potential problems. If I anticipate that one of my swimmers will not be able to stay above the water in the deep end, I give everyone life-jackets or a noodle. A lot of the sport is finding the dangers or problems before they happen and preventing or minimizing them.
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Being an introvert, I believe anticiapted potential problems are going through my head around 10 times a day,
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In the clinic at school, the clinic is attached to multiple rooms. When taking an animal out to do something, I close the doors to other rooms.
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Cat transfer from cage to vet office via cage... Anticipated stress on cat so I used a towel to cover cage and stayed as far away from the dogs as possible. Went slow when removing cat from cage making sure there was no stressful issues near by.
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Daily, when you can tell a member is already adjetated and upset, you try everything you can to turn their day around.
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When an animal was about to attack I warned the Vet and threw the blanket that we had over the cats head and was able to apply pressure to the cat with my body to prevent the doctor, myself, and the patient from being harmed.
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Many events I have run I have to anticipate how people can get hurt or how alcohol may effect someones judgement or different problems with catering etc. I have to come up with a contingency plan ahead of time so I know if something happens I am prepared with a backup. The same goes for animals, I anticipate what could go wrong with a sick animal, and I come up with alternatives in case something happens.
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Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures. Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures.
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Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures.
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I like to have an emergency anesthesia sheet. Theres always the possibility of having complications and if your math is already done it so much easier.
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Suggested a heartworm test for a puppy that was about to be neutered who had never been on heartworm medication.

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