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Veterinary Technician Interview Questions to Ask
1. A very important question to me is do you offer health insurance and a retirement plan?
2. Logistical: Is this a full or part time position? What do you offer for CE? Benefits? Hours? Pay? Personal: Do you like it here? How do you guys handle death and euthanasias in the clinic? How is "Drama" handled if it exists? Do you do declaws/tail/ear
3. How does this job affect your family life?
List of Veterinary Technician Interview Questions
  1. How do you handle an unhappy customer?
  2. Tell me about time you had a conflict with a team member. How did you handle it?
  3. Tell me about a time when you provided excellent customer service.
  4. How do you determine the best treatment for an animal?
  5. What 3 qualities in a veterinarians do you most admire? Why do you feel these qualities are important?
  6. How do you handle stress?
  7. If a vet asked you to do something that was outside of your job description, how would you respond?
  8. What would you do different with your career training if you could start over again?
  9. How do you manage your time in the work place?
  10. What will you do if you are working for a vet that only allots 15 minutes for routine visits/physical exams?
  11. How will you handle euthanasia?
  12. What are some goals you would like to accomplish in the next five years?
  13. What are some of the animals you've worked with in the past?
  14. How do you feel about cleaning up after animals?
  15. Give me a specific example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.
  16. Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
  17. Why are you the best person for this position?
  18. Why do you want to work at our clinic?
  19. What specialized area did you focus on during your studies? Why?
  20. How would your co-workers describe you?
  21. How do you maintain accurate patient records?
  22. What do you do when you are working with a scared animal?
  23. Give me an example of a time when you failed.
  24. Describe a time when you anticipated a problem and took measures to prevent it.
  25. How would you perform this procedure?
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Veterinary Technician Information
May 13th, 2017

A veterinary technician works under the supervision of a qualified veterinarian. Their main responsibility is to help the veterinarian with testing animals and diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries. The exact scope of practice varies widely depending on the type of veterinary clinic they are working in.
The route to becoming a veterinary technician is not as rigorous as that of a qualified veterinarian. Veterinary technicians complete a 2-year degree program accredited by the AVMA or American Veterinary Medical Association. A genuine love for animals is a crucial requirement for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a veterinary technician.
At your interview, the interviewing panel will be very interested in knowing more about your interest in animals and if you know exactly what this role entails. Completing an internship in a veterinary clinic is one of the best ways to demonstrate your passion for animals. At mock interview questions, you will find many more questions that will help you prepare for your upcoming veterinary technician interview.