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How do you feel about cleaning up after animals?

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

Advice
Oh the joys of being covered in vomit and anal gland secretions! A vet tech's job is anything but glamorous and certainly not for the faint at heart. This is likely your least favorite part of the job, and understandably so. Here's a sample response to the question:

"Cleaning up after animals can be pretty disgusting, but it's just part of the job. I keep a positive attitude and remember that I'm helping these animals, and that's what gets me through it. I've experienced some pretty gross situations, like expressing anal glands that exploded in my face, so I think I can handle anything."

Giving a brief example of a scenario you handled will show the interviewer that you understand the dirty side of the job and you can handle it.
Basic answer example
"Cleaning up after animals can be pretty disgusting, but it's just part of the job. I keep a positive attitude and remember that I'm helping these animals, and that's what gets me through it. I've experienced some pretty gross situations, like expressing anal glands that exploded in my face, so I think I can handle anything."

View user-submitted Answers

How do you feel about cleaning up after animals?
1.
Yes it interests me.
2.
I enjoy doing yoga, caring for my home with my three kitties, spending time with family and friends, reading, going on hikes, and Game of Thrones.
3.
No, I would like to stay in a clinic setting.
4.
I would prefer a clinic environment.
5.
As of right now, I am not. I know I want to work with small animals.
6.
If it has to do with animal care research yes.
7.
If an interesting opportunity came up I would definitely consider it.
8.
Yes I am. I am very curious about it but I think in the Vet field that we do research everyday just not as much as an actual researcher.
9.
At this point in my career, I have no interest in working in research.

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