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Top 25 Veterinary Technician Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
How do you handle an unhappy customer?
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A customer at a vet clinic could be unhappy for a number of reasons. It's up to you to resolve any mistakes within your power and appease the customer to keep them coming back. In your experience with customer service, which skills have helped the most? Listening is the best place to start. Sometimes all your customer needs is to express themselves. Pets are a very sensitive subject. You may have done everything perfectly, but George the cat is still suffering from feline leukemia. You can't cure George, but you can listen to the owner. Think of an example of when you had an unhappy customer. What did you do?
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Question 2 of 25
Tell me about time you had a conflict with a team member. How did you handle it?
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"One of my co-workers wasn't carrying their weight, which meant everyone else had more work to do. I asked her to coffee so that we could chat outside of the workplace. After talking with her, she shared some personal issues that had been interfering and we agreed she needed some help with her projects. We all met with our boss and we determined a temporary solution to help her while she resolved her issues outside of work."
When you're working closely with your team in a small room with dogs barking and the smell of cat urine, you will need to be able to maneuver through conflicts easily. Here's an example of how to approach this question: "One of my co-workers wasn't carrying their weight, which meant everyone else had more work to do. I asked her to coffee so that we could chat outside of the workplace. After talking with her, she shared some personal issues that had been interfering and we agreed she needed some help with her projects. We all met with our boss and we determined a temporary solution to help her while she resolved her issues outside of work." Give a REAL example. Breakdown what happened and how you handled it professionally. Focus on the solution, not the conflict. If you wish you would have done something different, share it. Showing you can learn from past conflicts shows maturity.
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Question 3 of 25
Tell me about a time when you provided excellent customer service.
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Question 4 of 25
How do you determine the best treatment for an animal?
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Question 5 of 25
What 3 qualities in a veterinarians do you most admire? Why do you feel these qualities are important?
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Question 6 of 25
How do you handle stress?
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Question 7 of 25
If a vet asked you to do something that was outside of your job description, how would you respond?
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Question 8 of 25
What would you do different with your career training if you could start over again?
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Question 9 of 25
How do you manage your time in the work place?
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Question 10 of 25
What will you do if you are working for a vet that only allots 15 minutes for routine visits/physical exams?
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Question 11 of 25
How will you handle euthanasia?
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Question 12 of 25
What are some goals you would like to accomplish in the next five years?
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Question 13 of 25
What are some of the animals you've worked with in the past?
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Question 14 of 25
How do you feel about cleaning up after animals?
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Question 15 of 25
Give me a specific example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.
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Question 16 of 25
Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
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Question 17 of 25
Why are you the best person for this position?
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Question 18 of 25
Why do you want to work at our clinic?
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Question 19 of 25
What specialized area did you focus on during your studies? Why?
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Question 20 of 25
How would your co-workers describe you?
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Question 21 of 25
How do you maintain accurate patient records?
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Question 22 of 25
What do you do when you are working with a scared animal?
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Question 23 of 25
Give me an example of a time when you failed.
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Question 24 of 25
Describe a time when you anticipated a problem and took measures to prevent it.
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Question 25 of 25
How would you perform this procedure?
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Question 1 of 25
How do you handle an unhappy customer?
User-Submitted Answers
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Growing up my mom raised St. Bernards. I helped the puppies and also showed our st. Bernards as well. Now I have a 3yr old Mastiff and a 5month old pit bull!
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I have had 16 hamsters, plenty of dogs, a bunny, 5/6 cats, plenty of fish, hermit crabs, and many more. I helped a squirrel stay alive after getting hit by a car how I did that was by taking my hermit crab cage put blanket in it picket up the squirrel carefully and placed it in the cage. To keep it warm it stayed in the laundry room. And I gave him bread to eat and called animal control! (:.
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I've had a dog, 11 hamsters, a rabbit, and now I have two cats. I was too young to really care for the dog but at the age of 5 that's when I knew I was in love with animals because I spent most of my time in the back yard with him. With my hamsters I literally had everything you can imagine from balls they could roll in to tubes they can crawl in. My rabbit, had free range of everything. I took him to the beach and let him roam the grass.
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I have always had cats, had a dog during my pre-teen years, and more recently I had my own horse which I paid for myself while still in high school.
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I have cared for dairy cows and calves since I was born due to being raised on a dairy farm. I have also delt with horses, cats, dogs and delt with many obstacles from medicating to physical care with these aniamls.
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I have had three horses, ten dogs, two sugar gliders, a rabbit and an iguana.
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I have had multiple pets all through my childhood. Mostly cats and dogs, but I have also owned two horses that have been an amazing blessing to my life.
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I have had several animals of all sort in my life, and they range from turtles, birds, dogs and hamsters. All of which lived a full and happy life. I have saved gods mostly from shelters and the street.
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I have raised dogs, hamsters, birds, and rabbits. Mostly dogs, and currently am the proud owner of 2 jack russel terriers.
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I had a red ear slider named Tortuga for 10 years that I had bought from a street seller when I was 16 at Wisconsin Dells. I have had many dogs and cats growing up. As an adult I adopted 2 ferrets that were being left outside in Chicago all year long due to an owners allergies. I also rescued a puppy from being euthanized due to an owners vacation and I adopted a 3-legged rescue from Paws.
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I have had almost 300 hours pertaining to gaining experience at my externship. During that time, I have had training with anesthesia/monitoring, intubation, venipuncture, vaccinations, pharmacology, animal behavior and small animal diseases.
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I have always had a dog and a cat wherever I was living. On a couple occasions I have helped care for a rabbit and a bearded dragon.
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Our family has always had a couple of cats and then a dog growing up and to this day. Then, when our older brother started 4H, we had rabbits, chickens, and goats - but they were just for 4H time. Then as we started getting into 4H, we kept the rabbits year around and raised them, as well as raising egg laying chickens and having meat chickens, and then for a couple of years we raised dairy goats.
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Ive raised an army of mini douschands, goats a million cats..
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During my life I have cared for and raised many animals, from horses to dogs and reptiles I have worked with them all.
Question 2 of 25
Tell me about time you had a conflict with a team member. How did you handle it?
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I have a border collie mix named Max that I rescued two years ago, he's too smart for his own good. I also own two cats that I have had since they were 4 weeks old, they are now almost 5. And I rescued a kitty from AEC during my internship that came in from a cruelty case that my mom is now keeping.
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I have two dogs, Dominico and Sadie. And one mouse. I have owned lizards, snakes, and frogs in the past as well.
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I own a miniature Schnauzer, and I also have an aquarium of tropical fish.
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I have a papillon, rascal, he is very clumsy though.
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I have three cats. I'm out numbered.
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I have a bunny that I give hay free choice too. I also give him fresh water twice a day and the best quality food that is available. He gets annuals and he has been neutered.He is also free to run around supervised.
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I have a pug named iris and a boston terrier named lily. Theyre best friends and both sweethearts. Lily is the alpha, but only to care for iris. Theyre super cuddly and really just part of the family.
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I have two cats one is 9 months and one is 2 years and I have an australian cattle dog who is 1 and 1/2
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I have five dogs and two cats. Lady Bug is my 5.5# Chihuahua, Toby is my 20# dashaund mix, Willie Nelson is my 15# poodle mix that showed up at our house last April. Ozzy is my Border Collie/Shepard mix and weighs about 45#. And lastly, Molly is my 50# German Shepard mix. All are healthy adults that are up to date on their shots, spayed or neutered and on HW/Flea prevention. And of course, they all get lots of love!
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I own 4 mini doxies right now, I have cared for since birth.
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I have 1 dog. Toby. He is a jack russel rat terrier mix. He is 10 years old and my baby. I got him for Christmas on year, and since that day he has been my confidant, best friend, and reason for getting up in the mornings.
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Cats: cashew, peanut, jelly dog: sam.
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I used to have cat, iguana and rabbit but as of know I have dog and fish.
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I have owner may dogs, all of which present with different personality traits and health issues. I have also had my fair share of cats. One of our cats growing up was very ill so I am well versed in caring for sickly cats. I have had several cockatiels. One of which had to be hand fed for most of its life.
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The pets I care for are dogs, fishes and a parrot. Their very good dogs. The parrot is a little fiesty but she can be sweet too. The dogs stay inside but are taken out often. They eat once I a day in the morning. The parrot always has food and water and the fish are fed once a day also. They are all very happy.
Question 3 of 25
Tell me about a time when you provided excellent customer service.
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:pp I Think It'll Be Super Duper Fuper Fun! (: Because I Love Animals So So So So So So So So So So So So So So Much! (: <33
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Well being a tech I know I will get to help the animals and thats what I'm most excited about, but I also know it will be challenging.
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I think it will be constantly preparing things for the doctor, helping restrain the animal, taking vitals, and interacting with the customer.
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I know it will be hard work, but I love animals and am willing to work long hours to provide services to the clients.
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I think it will be challenging, and difficult, but rewarding at the same time.
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I have worked as a technician for a year already and it is difficult but satisfying work. There is always room for professional and personal growth.
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I think working as a tech would be interesting. I get to work with animals who need care.
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I think it will be challenging but rewarding.
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I think I will be very busy, especially in a small animal clinic. But enjoyable nontheless.
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I believe being a tech would be helping the sick animals.
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I have a very good idea of what it will be like to be a Vet Tech. Challenging, exciting, fun, exhausting, yet VERY rewarding.
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I think it will be rewarding. I enjoy being around animals and love helping them when I can. Knowing that I can not only make a difference for the pet but also the owner is just an extra bonus.
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It is hard work, dedication to the animals, emergency support for rvt's and Dr.'s, being part of a team, long hours that don't end with a clock.
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A technicians job in my opinion is to give the best patient care possible, educate the clients, and continue their own education within the veterinary technician field.
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Exciting thing because I will meet so many animals.
Question 4 of 25
How do you determine the best treatment for an animal?
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I remember saving worms from the chickens on my Grandmother's farm when I was in Kindergarten with tears in my eyes. I always said I wanted to be a Vet. Orthopedics interest me most, I thoroughly enjoy those surgeries.
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I enjoy working with animals and helping them be happy and healthy.
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I love to care for animals and their well being. I have had this passion for many years!
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I always have a soft spot for animals, so I would love to learn more about them and learn how to care for them.
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I chose this professions because it is what I am passionate about. Ever since I was little I was always trying to save the stray animals and the injured wildlife. I am most interested in blood work especially viruses.
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Animals have always been a part of me, my compassion,
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I have always had a love for animals since I was a young girl, and being that animals cannot speak for themselvs, it empowers me to want to work with them so that I may learn to read their body language so that I can understand them without having them to speak to me.
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As most people in this field would say, "veterinary medicine because people are gross." I believe that pets are an important part of life. Pets are always there for you, you are their best friend, pets teach responsibility and how to care for others. Pets can help us in many ways: from service dogs and cats, to the horses that veterans can use to help with PTSD. As pets are an important part of our society, I believe that they deserve the best care and treatment that can be provided. There are plenty of people that work in the human medical field, but it takes a special person to work in the veterinary field. Animals can live for long amounts of time, but most companion animals do not. They deserve the best care while they are on this planet. With it being said that animals sometimes only live a short while, most of our "patients" pass on within our lifetime. Dealing with the loss over and over again is hard. I could not imagine working in some place like a nursing home where I get to know the life stories of the residents and then they pass. That is heartbreaking. But if I can improve the quality of life for many patients, I will be satisfied.
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Helping animals, x-rays, surgery, running blood work fecals, urinalysis etc.
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Small animal, clinic setting - eventual rehab or one of the specialty referral fields. Going to expose myself to things and see where my fit is best.
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I have devoted most of my life caring for animals. I cannot see myself doing anything else. The field that I am most interested in is rehabilitation and dentistry. I feel that dentistry is something that is very commonly over looked in the animal world.
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I love caring for animals. Specially the sick ones. Nursing interests me also.
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I want to work with animals. I have always felt more comfortable with animals and being able to help them and people makes me happy.
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My love of animals and their rights. Behavior and care..
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I love animals first, medicine second.
Question 5 of 25
What 3 qualities in a veterinarians do you most admire? Why do you feel these qualities are important?
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My three chosen qualities would be excellent communication skills, combination of confidence and sympathy, and excellent memory recall. Communication is vitally necessary in making decisions with clients and gaining information to further the accuracy of treatment of their animals. I also find confidence in one's decision as well as a good ear to owners concerns is necessary. Memory also aids in relationship building that is needed for a practice.
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Confidence as that gets passed onto coworkers, patients, as well as the clients. Compassion as I feel that compassion helps one provide better care. Also respect for the patient and client. All these will improve the quality of care given to the animal and the clients will appreciate these and continue to be loyal to the hospital.
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The three qualities I've seen are thoroughness, they care, and they care about what they do.
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Patience with difficult clients, thorough examinations, knowing what questions to ask clients. You are going to come across all kinds of people and you need to know how to handle them professionally, so they won't get offended. Some people sidestep the fact that they aren't taking care of an animal like they should.
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1. Excellent client communication 2. Compassion towards the animal as well as the client 3. Critical Thinking Skills.
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A good veterinarian should have strong communication skills for explaining things to clients, along with confidence and sympathy for building trust and relationships with the clients.
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Compassion- Its very important in this type of business for your clients or patients feel that you actually care about them. Communication skills- important because the Doctor has to be able to discuss and explain about the patients health, but also good for building relationships between Doctor and client Confidence- it makes clients feel better knowing that the doctor is confident in himself to treat his patients correctly with a high success rate.
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The qualities are confidence, sympathy and communication. Confidence because you need to stand behind your method of treatment, sympathy because you need to be able to relate with your client.. You need to be there for them through the good and the bad. Last and most important is communication. Communication is key to everything.
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Compassion, productivity and being able communicate with clients.
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I have seen patience, enthusiasm, and respect in many veterinarians that I work hard to emulate. I believe these three qualities are important because it sets the path towards having an open mind and a drive to reach new goals without the expectation that it will happen over night.
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Patience, Compassion, and Optimism I believe all three are important because in the hardest of situations, using those traits, can make a big difference in the outcome of the situation.
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Patients, honesty, love for animals, kindness its easier to work for someone who loves the animals that isnt grumpy and yelling at you all the time.
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Approachable attitude - positive moral - patience while learning.
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Love and compassionate to the pet and pet owner, friendly, always think of the best way to do without asking too much money to the client.
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Calmness, confidence, knowledge.
Question 6 of 25
How do you handle stress?
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Finishing school and owning my own house.
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Graduating high school, raising my three children, and being a marine wife.
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Becoming a cvt as well as owning a small business.
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Graduating tech school with honors.
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Graduating highschool and starting school, having my 2 beautiful girls, and marrying my husband.
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Going to do different colleges and obtaining two associate degrees when others told me I would not make it through college.
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I am most proud of being able to raise my children and have a career.
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Paying school loan by my self.
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Being a mom is number one. I love my children they're my pride and joy. Also would be thay I'm following my dreams and doing what I love by seeking a career working with animals.
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Raising my child as a single parent, having two successful careers one in finance and one in animal health, and Surfcat Cafe & Adoptions.
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That I can paint a house and make if beautiful.
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I'm the only one in my family to graduate high school.
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I am a very goal oriented person. I like to set both short and long term goals and feel proud of myself when I reach and accomplish them. Changing careers in my 30's was a huge decision for me and somewhat scary but I took the plunge and went back to school full time. Today I am proud to say I graduated with honors and am moving into a career path that I feel I was always meant for.
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Graduating before I turned 21 and becoming a home owner by the age of 23.
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Going back to school with little kids at home still.
Question 7 of 25
If a vet asked you to do something that was outside of your job description, how would you respond?
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Who or What influenced you to pursue this career field.
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Mare had been urinating blood, she collapsed in the stocks, fought for 4 hours to try and keep her calm/quiet while trying to figure out why she was bleeding. Euthanized in the end.
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Walter, a senior poodle mix who was thrown out of a moving vehicle and then saved by a passerby. Walter was severely malnourished, matted, and jaundiced. His story made the news and even Ashley Judd herself paid for his medical bills. We worked tirelessly on him, blood transfusion and all. A good day would be eating and wagging his tail. A bad day, you would be checking every 5 mins if he was still breathing. He fought hard, but lost his battle.
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A yorkshire terrier with spleen cancer.
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BattleCat; this family has had so many issues with the cat. I hadn't been at my clinic for long when the cat came in so I wasn't familiar with the specific things, but I was told this cat had been through a lot. He came in with a hole in his abdomen; the owners believed he was hit by a car. We performed X rays on the hips and femurs and the x rays showed no issues. We performed surgery on BattleCat later on, flushing out his abdomen and suturing the hole closed, and as the doctor was feeling around and felt severe breaks in the sacrum that weren't showing on the x rays. We had booked BattleCat for surgery the next day to repair, but he passed away in his cage later.
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A cat return to school for a followup visit. During his first visit, he was underwieght and had coccidia. He was given medication and we recommended that he gain weight. It was a routine visit. On his followup visit, he had lost even more weight, had purulent discharge from his eyes and nose. Upon further examination we found a corneal ulcer in one eye, toxoplasma gondii and giardia in a fecal exam and ringworm lesions on his face. Over the two weeks that we had him we were able to greatly improve his condition. The ulcer healed quickly, he even gain weight during his stay. Through out his stay I learned about many different ophthalmic treatments, medications, and the importance of pain management.
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A dog named Callie that had megaesophagus and secondary pneumonia would go to an emergency faciltiy for oxygen treatment, I was able to make a make-shirt oxygen cage for Callie which saved the owners a lot of money and they felt made the same impact if they would have gone elsewhere. They would come to me every Sunday to have me spend time with Callie and care for her personally and make her her special cage.
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One particular case that has stuck with me was when I helped on a possible foreign body case. The shiz tsu mix ended up having many obstructions in in GI. The doctor ended up removing 30 Q-tips, a tube sock, some form of paper product and tooth floss.
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There was a pomeranian that was only 2 years old and just very sweet. Unfortunately, her owners left her outside often for long periods. She became injured near her hind end and since she was outside all the time the wound became infected and maggots had started to eat away at her flesh. It was so sad to see an animal in that kind of condition.
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Seeing a cat that had a necrotic hole in her foot and the owner refused to amputate. We ended up putting her on heavy abx and nursing the wound and were able to save her limb!
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The ones that always stick w/ me are the ones that have to come back for follow up rehab or surgeries - dogs that get hit by cars or ran over by tractors or shot & need help for months. To see them overcome their obsticles & keep a happieness about them is awesome.
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They all take up a place in my heart...
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Cat who ran into a lawn mower....
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Blocked bowels from eating cooked bones (work experience at school) the vet had to put the animal down, and its brother survived.
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My aunt and uncle had to put their dog down a few years ago.
Question 8 of 25
What would you do different with your career training if you could start over again?
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I will do the things that I didn't get right and do them over right them time I will also do more work with practicing theses things.
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I would go straight into a clinical setting rather then a zoo, at least for a few months.
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I would try and stay on top of my text book readings a little more so I could obtain higher marks.
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I would study every aspect a little more harder, and not be scared to jump into things and try it. Knowledge is important but you learn the most by actual experience.
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I would try to put in as many hours as possibly at as many places possible.
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I would not do anything differently other than enjoy my classes and the education I have obtained.
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I feel as though I have received very adequate hands on training. I would however, liked to have been able to do more work with inventory and nutrition.
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Definately get a head start on getting hands on experience.
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I would ask more questions and instead of being so observant-- I would take initiative to practice my technique rather than questioning it so much.
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I would take a guide lines from my seniors who are more experience and I take some hands on training working with them.
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I would have started sooner. I waited a year after finishing high school to figure out what I wanted to do, when it was staring me in the face all along.
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Probably get more exposure to other kinds of animals.
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I have not gone through training yet.
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I would have tried to go to vet school, or do the veterinary tech program.
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I wouldn't make any changes, I am very happy with where I am.
Question 9 of 25
How do you manage your time in the work place?
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I work productively and watch my time to make sure I have time for everything... I also would work over time if I had to!.
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I work very precisely and efficiently. I will put in extra hours to get make sure the job is job right. Additionally, if put under pressure I work well keeping a cool mind and straight focus on the project at hand.
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Well I would set my priorities according to what needed to be done to keep the clinic running smoothly. If there are no apparent things to be done, I would move on to secondary or monthly responsibilities or assist others with theirs.
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Efficiently and quickly.
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Efficiently, getting tasks done before the completion date, allowing enough time to recheck for errors.
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I do what needs to be done the most urgently, and then I move on to helping others if needed and/or doing less urgent tasks.
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I try to manage my time by doing what is most important or urgent first, and figuring out when I will have enough time for each task to be able to do it well. Then, I work on the less urgent of tasks.
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I try to manage my time efficiently so I can get the most work done in one day.
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I prioritize the needs of our patients, clients and staff by recognizing the tasks that need be completed, their order and set small deadlines for myself throughout the day to insure they are met in a prompt and efficient manner.
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I like to stay busy. If its a slow day, ill restock the hospital, do laundry or reorganize.
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I make a mental list of things I need to do. Then, I prioritize them and complete them accordingly.
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When working in the veterinary hospital you have to be able to prioritize your work. I will complete tasks that must be done by a vet tech and then I will delegate other tasks that can be done by another coworker so as not to fall behind schedule.
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6. If I am given more than one task I out them in order from most important to the time it needs to be finished. I tend to multitask so if I am given a simple task I will finish that as I am taking care of the bigger task. Every second counts so I donít tend to take breaks until itís done.
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As efficiently as I can. I make sure to get everything done as quickly as I can without compromising the value of my work and I am not afraid to ask for help to accomplish this.
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Whatever is the most important thing is done first. Taking an exam room, answering the phone, or washing surgery tools. If there is nothing to do, grab a broom. Stay busy and help wherever, whenever you can.
Question 10 of 25
What will you do if you are working for a vet that only allots 15 minutes for routine visits/physical exams?
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Prep all equipment and have everything ready to go so vet can use entire 15min on pt.
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In this instance, it seems that preparation would be the utmost importance to keep the clinic running smoothly. For example, background information about the visit would be needed to be obtained before hand by receptionists, vaccines prepared before and a quick foot would be needed!
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Prepare all of the necessary equipment needed by the veterinarian for the appointment, and also know the background of the animal and chief complaint before it comes in so I will be prepared to do my history taking and physical exam for the vet.
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I dont feel that is enough time. Patients rushed through an exam wont get the attention they need. I would suggest adding another Dr to the practice. But preparation for the Dr would be key.
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Prep all equipment and have everything ready to go so vet can use entire 15min on pt.
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Do the best examination and questioning I can in the time given.
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Do the best I can with examination and asking straight to the point questions.
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I would prep all the equipment and have everything ready for the Vet so he can use the 15 minutes performing the exam, while I talk to the owner and get an efficient history,
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I would do the physical exam as quickly as I could, but not so quickly that I'm not doing a good job. I think 15 minutes is acceptable and do-able. I would try multitasking and asking the owner about the animal's history while doing the physical exam.
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Get vaccinations ready ahead of time, get a quick medical history and assist veterinarian from the beginning to end of appointment.
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I would make sure everything he or she needs is available in the room before he walks in and I do my job by obtaining a complete history.
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Do the best of my abilities to get the exam or visit done.
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Do the best of my abilities to get the exam or visit done.
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Find a way to improve my speed while maintaining my efficiency.
Question 11 of 25
How will you handle euthanasia?
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Yes, I have experience developing in automated processors as well as by hand.
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No, though I have not helped develop X-rays before I am quite eager to learn and assist.
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Yes Ma'am. I learned how to do so in school and we were required to process films on a weekly basis for one quarter. I've had more experience with digital radiography.
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Yes, I have developed film with an automatic and learned how to use dip trays in labs at school as well. I have used digital in my week in radiology at the VTH too.
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Yes, with an automatic processor.
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Yes I have experience taking and developing xrays and cleaning and changing the xray fluids.
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I do not have a lot of experiences doing X-rays but I am really willing to learn.
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No, but I saw how the clinic I volunteered at did theirs, which went straight onto a computer.
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Yes although most systems are digital. I am familiar with Digital X-ray as I sold the product to clinics for 13 years.
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No, but I think it'd be pretty interesting.
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No I have not but am willing to learn.
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Most of the xrays I have assisted with have been digital so there have been no developing required.
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Yes, in school and on placement.
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Yes, I have developed them the old fashion way at school and I have also developed digital x-rays at GRAH, OSU, and here at ACU.
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No I can not say that I have.
Question 12 of 25
What are some goals you would like to accomplish in the next five years?
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Like working with little animals and like pigs and sheep's but also I would also like too work with lions bears monkeys and begin able too help operate on them.
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I want to continously learn and develop as a tecnician.
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To keep expanding my knowledge and skills.
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Experience working with birds, a species I haven't had much experience with. Also, I would like to assist in surgery.
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I want to continue learning and developing my skills, especially taking blood (nobody can have enough practice!) and doing more laboratory work; the more experience I have with that, the better for the clinic and the patient.
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Learning something new everytime I walk in the door.
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I want to be able to better myself as a technician and a person. I find this job very rewarding in some senses, and I find that this may be the perfect job to help me on the road to success in my career.
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Learning cool crazy stuff.
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Learning to be the best care giver. Learning what it takes to be a great supportive member of the team. Working more with big dogs. Being a good teacher to those who will be learning in the future.
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Assisting nervous and challenging animals, becoming an independant and valuable staff member.
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I am looking for the animals to be a little difficult to handle.
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To work with dogs mostloss.
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I am looking forward to working with different animals that I don't already have experience with.
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I am looking to learn a lot more about equine medicine.
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I am looking to better my skills and master blood draws, lab work, catheter placements and bandaging. I want to become a "go to" person that someone asks to help them when they cannot do the task themselves.
Question 13 of 25
What are some of the animals you've worked with in the past?
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Kinda I would feel bad but I would be fine I think.
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I would be ok since I know that the staff will be doing what they need to do to get that pet in a better state of health.
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I will be able to compose myself when seeing an animal in a lot of pain because I know it is now at a location where I can assist in relieving that pain. I would do as much as I could to make the patient feel more secure and comfortable.
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Yes, because it is for the better when we fix them.
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Of course, it's part of my job. It never gets easier, but it still happens.
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I have alot of experience observing and handling painful animals and I always do my best to provide them a comfortable kennel or stall and adjust their padding and bandages as needed.
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I will feel bad, but it's just another reason to do the job and do it right.
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Of course. I have had many experiences with animals that were not well, my own, as well as some I met in shelters. I am a professional and even though it may upset me, I have a job to do.
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It would be my best perform to ease the pain that the patient suffer from, also would motivate me to put more effort and go one mile extra to make the patient safe and secure.
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It's of course hards to see an animal in pain but the biggest thing is to keep your composure to be able to help and comfort that animal. The Veternarian will know the best route for pain control if its thriugh drugs, bandages, or a good comfort cuddle. The most rewarding part is taking that animal from a painful situation into a more comforted position.
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I would maintain composure because it would be quicker and easier on the staff and the patient to get her/him as pain free.
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It is always unsettling to see animals in pain. The biggest thing to remember is to stay calm remember your training and provide what ever treatment your veterinarian recommends.
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Yes, it is part of the job. I of course would do my best to work with doctors and other staff to alleviate that pain if possible.
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Absolutely, this is an aspect of the job that is tough but I do need to stay strong for the client and focused on my job.
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Yes, its sad but my maternal instincts kick in and all I want to do is nurture it and make it feel better.
Question 14 of 25
How do you feel about cleaning up after animals?
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Yes it interests me.
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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.
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No, I would like to stay in a clinic setting.
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I would prefer a clinic environment.
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As of right now, I am not. I know I want to work with small animals.
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If it has to do with animal care research yes.
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If an interesting opportunity came up I would definitely consider it.
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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.
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At this point in my career, I have no interest in working in research.
Question 15 of 25
Give me a specific example of a time when you had to conform to a policy with which you did not agree.
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Unless it goes against my moral and ethical values I will uphold what my employer expects of me.
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There have been a few instances in which ethically I do not agree with the policy but conform due to the lesser evil so to speak. An example of this would be advertising with flyers for an eco-friendly club event. I do not agree with the waste of paper and ink but I conformed with the acceptance that the end result would raise more awareness.
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At my old hospital job I would work most of the night shifts. There policies were very strict about how to work the night shift. It was a horse hospital so I was outside in the wet and cold for most of the night. I didn't agree with the policy of having to stay outside in the barn with no heater or source of protection incase someone was to break in. But it taught me that that I can do anything I put my mind to. I loved this job so much I was.
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I honestly have not had any situation like this yet, but if it happened, I would try to look at the pros and cons of the policy and see what the mission of it is.
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I had to do an internship at a place that declawed and cropped ears.
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When I worked at the Research Facility, the Laboratory Members wanted to control the number of mice in their colony, so when an unwanted littler of pups were born, the Lab Member requested that the pups be euthanized. I just thought it to be a waste, and that breeding cages shouldn't be set up when the colony is at maximum population. However, I assisted the Lab Animal Tech who was training me because it was part of the job and needed to be done. I also knew that the pups were being treated humanely and that gave me comfort.
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I was in the position where a client wanted to put down a healthy pet due to her inability to give the pet the care it needed. Our clinic policy is to discuss with the client the reasons and offer surrendering the animal to a humane society. The client did not want to, and as per policy, we had to grant the clients wishes and put the animal down. I had to accept that we can only offer information and counceling to our clients, but in the end it is their decision.
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I honestly have not had any situation like this yet, but if it happened, I would try to look at the pros and cons of the policy and try to understand its purpose and why it is put in place.
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Unless it is against my morals I have no problem upholding my hospitals rules and regulations.
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Our manager wanted to try "zones" instead of assigned techs to doctors. I gave it a good try, but it just didnt work with our staffing.
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Hmm I cant think of any to be honest. Ive never been in a work enviornment.
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Daily when an animal is being euthanized and I may not agree. The point is is that the Vet usually knows what is best based on her experience.
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Sending a cat from cottage to simi.
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I did it within the framework of the policy but then spoke with co-workers and supervisors after.
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As a teller, I deal with this often, the member is always right, no matter what the situation that we may not agree on.
Question 16 of 25
Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
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When working in wildlife rehab, you often encounter baby birds that require frequent feedings once every half hour. With no volunteers or interns for the day, I had to make sure all 300 patients were fed in a timely manor as well as provide the daily medications and cleanings. I was able to multi task in a way that allowed me to succeed at providing the best possible care for each patient at that time.
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I worked harder then 2 hours.
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I had to stay at work until 11 on a school night with a huge test the next day to help my coworkers close and get the store ready for a FOC the next day.
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There was a day where we had to do an emergency surgery and we were extremely behind on our closing duties so I immediately started to get as much done as I could to get everyone out on time.
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I took director full resposibilities when the YMCA had no one else to run the before and after school programs, which meant taking on double the hours.
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On Boxing day working in the retail industry it was incredibly fast paced and the team really had pull together in order to make it through the day.
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Very critical patient, ex-lap earlier that day with a whole bunch of weird in there. Probably cancer, we took biopsies. We werent an overnight clinic and owners didnt want to transfer, and doctor didnt want him to go home. Came in after hours to check in.
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Work after hour and cut lunch time where possible.
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July 4th 2014 every single person was out of the station looking for the survivors of a huge boating accident where there were several fatalities and I had to stand an 12 hour communications watch as opposed to a 3 hour watch.
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The company decided to dedicate a month to feline health awareness. I took the opportunity to create an educational presentation for our clients and their guests.
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4. Once when I was in the 8th grade I wanted to go to a private school and it cost a lot of money so I went for a scholarship. I had to prove I deserved the money over others and so I typed letters I had interviews and I had to fill out forms before the deadline. I had to be the best to get into the school I wanted and by putting in the effort I managed to get the scholarship.
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I always go above and beyond. There has never really been a "bell" in my 40 years of work experience You do what needs to be done.
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Woking at least 4 hours later than scheduled.
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When my supervisor was on vacation for almost 2 weeks, she put me in charge to run our small credit union branch, I had to figure out how to order money, and do every job that she did weekly.
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I was the manager at a retail store and was extremely short staffed but was not allowed to hire any more employees. I once came into the store with one other person at 6 a. M to prepare the store for a big sale that day. I also worked an open to close and stayed late to make sure the store was clean and ready to go for opening the next morning.
Question 17 of 25
Why are you the best person for this position?
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Tell us why you are the best person for this position?
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Because I Love Animals A Lot!
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I have a great love for animals. I am earning my degree as a vet tech, and I feel like I could be an asset to the company with my experience and I could learn more from it.
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I feel that my passion for animal health and my strong communication skills will positively contribute to your hospital's success.
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I wouldn't say I'm the best, but my love for animals has alwasy done me good in this feild of work.
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I am dedicated to my job, I love animals, and I plan on continuing my education in the field for many years to come.
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I am the best person for this position because I am willing to learn. I want to excel at my chosen feel and gained the best possible training from a company like yours where I have the opportunity to show my ability and skills. I am also very compassionate about animals and will go above and beyond to make sure the animals are safe and taken care of in my care.
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I have wanted to work with animals since I was very young and I knew that working with animals for the rest of my life was something I wanted to do. The health of animals has always interested me.
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Experience working with critical care patients, attention to detail, thinking on my toes, abililty to multitask and meet demmands of a busy day My passion for animals and for veterinary medicine.
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I am a quick and efficient worker, along with being caring and responsible. I have a lot to learn still and this would also be a very wonderful learning opportunity for me.
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I believe that I am the best person for this position because I have 5 years experience working in an animal hospital and your hospital philosophy resembles my own in that I believe the best form of care is preventative through client education.
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I have a strong will to learn and want to be able to build upon my abilities.
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I am hard working, dedicated, I have strong leadership skills, I enjoy working with others and I always strive for my very best and I know I will excel at your practice.
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Because I care. There are many technicians out there that do not put their heart into their work, but I do. I put it all out there. I think that makes me the best candidate for this position because I will do whatever it takes to make sure that our patients get the best care possible, and that the clients receive the best interaction possible so that they will come back time and time again.
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I love what I do. It is a passion. This is what I do and what I want to do until I'm done working... Many years down the line.
Question 18 of 25
Why do you want to work at our clinic?
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Yes, was able to correct issue rather promptly because not every procedure will be text book routine and you have to be able to think fast and do the best you can.
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I had an animal crash and I used the emergency kit to revive the animal.
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Yes, I being a student stepped back and let the more experienced team members take over while trying to complete the little tasks I could to help support the team members dealing directly with the animal such as making sure all the necessary drugs were available and ready, and grabbing equipment they needed.
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Yes, I accidentally put a mask too far over a cat going under anesthesia and it was too tight around his neck :( he started to stop breathing but, more experienced techs were able to revive him.
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I have had the needle fall off a pop top syringe, and I quickly removed the needle and decided that the dose that was given was determinable, so we waited for induction time and re calculated a dose accordingly.
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Yes I have and we acted quickly upon the situation and was able to recover the error in a timely manner.
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Yes, routine spay on a dog, patient was under anesthesia and stopped breathing, I immediately checked eye positioning and anesthesia level, patient seemed light. I manually had to breathe using resp. Bag and after a few minutes patient started breathing on her own and remained stable for the rest of the surgery.
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During my stay in Nicaragua I assisted a vet with spays and neuters. We were doing a routine spay on an older dog and shortly after I administered the anesthesia the dog went into cardiac arrest. I administered CPR immediately and when there was no change the vet administered CPR as well. The dog did not survive.
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Enucleation- anesthesia induced arrythmia. HR went from 200 to 20 within 10 seconds. Dr stopped cutting, we got an ecg on him, wasnt doing well, dr wanted every machine and a stethescope on him, wasnt leveling out so we woke him up. TPLO- HR steady at 80-90, pressures fine. Adjusting iso %, no change. HR dropped to 45-50, gave atropine, everything went up.
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We had a puppy crash on the table, I remained as calm as possible and did what I was told.
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7. I have had things go wrong during a routine procedure. When things like that happen I tend to look at what went wrong the first time and not include that the next time or if itís a small mistake I will fix it and make a mental note to be more careful.
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Yes... Regroup and continue.
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Yes.. Correct compose and move on.
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Yep. I blamed the person who forced me to do it.
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At school an animal stopped breathing during surgery so I let the veterinarian known and immediately started bagging the patient. I instructed another tech to draw up a reversal dose of drug and with the veterinarians permission we reversed the drug causing the apnea.
Question 19 of 25
What specialized area did you focus on during your studies? Why?
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I know how to watch over them I know how to tell when the sick I know a whole lot of things dealing with animals.
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Why should I have you working with animals?
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I have ample experience working with both wild and domesticated animals in clinical settings, hospital settings, home settings and in the wild.
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3 year veterinary technician in a pet hospital.
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I have dealt with animals all my life, I cannot think of a time when I have not had a pet in my household. When I was younger I would volunteer at a local petstore and was always interested in caring for sick wildlife.
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I have volunteered at the Melbourne Wildlife Animal Hospital which was quite fun and eye opening even though I mostly dealt with squirrels and birds. I think that volunteering at the SPCA aided me tremendously in learning about restraint, dealing with disgruntled people, and seeing the need for better client education about the hurdles and necessities of happy pet ownership.
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I've dealt with aggressive, scared, and sweet animals. Also animals who have been neglected and their wounds were not treated till weeks later.
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I have been around animals my entire life, I have worked in two clinics and shadowed in two others. I am an animal science major so I have interacted with all livestock species and performed a variety of basic husbandry skills from medicating to assisting during calving, cleaning wounds.
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I have always had at least 3 pets around me, it took time but I figured out when they are hungry or thristy, unhappy or just plan sick of you. But the best times with animals is when they think they have done something wrong, so they come up and love on you so you forgive them.
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Some experiences have been heart warming and some have been heart breaking. It's all a part of the job. The heart warming experiences are what makes it all worth it; knowing that you've had a part in helping that animal. Even if it's just giving a routine vaccine or booster; you're helping that animal live a longer, healthier life.
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I have had experiences dealing with animals my entire life. When I was young I had every pet imaginable, from guinea pigs to even a pony in my yard. When I was in junior high and high school I volunteered at a wildlife center rehabilitating native California wildlife and educating the public. Six years ago I decided to become involved in veterinary medicine due to my love of animals and strong interest in the medical aspect involved.
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Ive dealt with nice animals, mean and vicious animals, hyperactive, sad, sick, funny, crazy, and almost any other adjective you can think of. Ive had some beautiful experiences with some of these animals, and ive had some scarring (literally) experiences with them. Animals enrich my life, I wouldnt trade any of the experiences ive had.
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Animals almost never respond in the same way. Each dealing with an animal must be taken on an individual basis.
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Cat rescue for 35 years. Feral cat socialization. Tech assistant for an all cat practice. Working with sick and injured animals. Working with my own dogs. Restraint, volunteer at local shelter preparing animals for offsite by giving vaccines, running tests, behavior assessment, socialization.
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Ive dealt with animals my whole life, raising from newborns to old age. Bottle feeding, feeding daily, medications.
Question 20 of 25
How would your co-workers describe you?
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I would tell the person that I am really good with working with animals. I have lived with animals and helped animals ever since I was 8. I am a complete animal lover. I would be great for the position if you just let me show you!.
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I will tell you that person might be good at working with animals but im great and I know how to deal with all type of animals cause my parents have a farm in the country so I go down there to get some ideas on how to work with horse pigs and sheeps.
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I have been involved oin the agricultural field since I was born and have a passion and love for working with animals. I am incredibly comfortable with animals and the needs of the job.
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I would say I love and care for animals with all I have, I don't cut corners and I always give 110%.
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I am a hard worker and work well with others and will get the job done correctly and in a timley manner.
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I am dedicated to my work. I am a fast learner and only need to be told once what to do. My passion is to help keep animals happy ans healthy.
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Well I'm a hard worker. I take pride in what I do no matter what it is. If it's cleaning toilets, that is going to be the cleanest toilet you've ever seen. I want a job where I come into work everyday and learn something new. I don't think I'll ever stop learning and that's okay with me.
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I love what I do, I am extremely dedicated to my job and always open to learning new things in the process of working.
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I am confident that you will choose the right person for the position. If I am chosen, I will go above and beyond to better myself to thrive in this position to learn every chance and gain knowledge from those around me. Not only for me but also to help this clinic.
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I love my job, I love what I do. It gives me purpose, makes me feel like im contributing to something good and doing good things with my life. I have such a passion for helping and interacting with animals. My life basically revolves around my job because I love what I do.
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If I were tied with the other person for the last spot that would tell me that the other person is just as capable as I am and you would have to use your judgement as to who you feel would work best in your hospital environment.
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Thats a hard one, I would tell you I know im the best person for the job, not because.
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I have experience with animal physical rehabilitation. Although it is a new field in the veterinary world physical rehabilitation can have amazing results.
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I am all about team work. I strive to exceed all expectations. I am highly motivated to learn and a fast and efficient learner. I have extremely valuable skills to offer I always do things at 110%. I am coach able and trainable and always open to feedback and direction to constantly be improving myself and my performance.
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I have 14 years experience and I think that makes me valuable to your hospital. I have learned a lot through the years from various doctors and technicians that I can bring to your hospital as well as learn some new things from you.
Question 21 of 25
How do you maintain accurate patient records?
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CPCR is a split second decision. You need to be ready at any time and when that patient walks through the door you need to drop everything and start CPCR on that animal that second.
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When fostering kittens, I had a litter of 3 kittens, 2 of which had am inherited desiese (which we didn't know at the time). This kitten was not eating, was having a hard time breathing and looked horrible. I rushed him to the shelter owner who confirmed that he was not going to make it. She decided it was best for the kitten to be put out of its paid. The next morning, his brother died from the same disease in his sleep. =(
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Wether or not to put my horse with a broken leg down.
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When I worked at a dog kennel, there was a dog fight and I had to break it up. It was a split second decision because I had to think on my feet and get involved so none of the dogs in my care would get injured.
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I like your article.Your article is like a big tree, so that we can squat in your tree, feel yourself a real. I feel very moved, very empathy.
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-Performing a Chemistry panel for a patient, the creatine was not registering on the machine, so I diluted the sample, equal parts dH20 and serum and ran the test again to gain the proper results. Placed my results and findings on the sheet and handed it into the veterinarian.
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DeMarco, the investment firm that is pushing the idea of eminent domain as a mortgage fix, All rights reserved. - Other banks included in the analysis were Industrial and.
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Reno Santa pub crawl.
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My family got a puppy for christmas and we believe he got sick with parvo so we had to make a decision as to if you wanted to keep him alive or have him euthanized.
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IC injection when I was in the clinic alone and a dog had arrested.
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When I was offered a salon position she told me I had to get back with her within 30 min or I was going to lose the opportunity because there were others interested also.
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I had a boyfriend go into a diabetic seizure and I could have called 911 on waited but instead a grabbed his insulin and gave him an injection, then called 911. He recovered fine and it turned out he had forgotten to take the insulin the night before. My decision to intervene was the right one.
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When I thought a bandage was too tight I cut the bandage so much so that at that point it was no longer usable and good thing I had because it was turning the patients leg cyanotic.
Question 22 of 25
What do you do when you are working with a scared animal?
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Yes, I have worked for the past 4 years in a fast pace environment. Even though it was a privately owned small practiced many people confused us as a emergency clinic.
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Yes because as my mother would tell you, I can do multiple things at once! (:.
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Yes, I am a great multi-tasker.
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Yes. I have worked at a boarding facility for 2 years where there were many things that needed attention at once including animals, their owners and their messes. I see what issue needs to be addressed immediately and then work from there. I am a hard worker and very time efficient so this shouldn't be a problem.
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Yes, I am used to working in a fast pace environment and good at organising my time efficiently.
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Yes. I complete one task and then check on the patients. If you are able to complete tasks and keep an eye on the animals that can be extremely important.
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Yes, of course. I'm great at multitasking and I'll always put the animals first.
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I have been trained for these situations at school and believe that my hard working and multi tasking skills will allow me to perform these duties adequately.
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Yes, I can multitask very well.
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Yes, I can multitask very well.
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Of course im great at multi tasking at a fast and reliable rate.
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Yes I will just need to monitor the time carefully and make sure I am in a position to monitor a patient every few min and be able to hear the dvm in case of an emergency.
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Yes am capable of perfoming multitask by setting up an action plan that would enable me to cope with pressure.
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Yes, patient care is always the top priority, but I have developed effective time management skills and I will be able to efficiently split my time between required tasks and still be successful.
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Absolutely, I do very well in a fast paced environment and doing everything efficiently. I feel that my past employers has taught me very well in being fast but also efficient.
Question 23 of 25
Give me an example of a time when you failed.
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· Give me an example of a time when something you tried to accomplish and failed.
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I remember a time when I tried to learn how to do a cartwheel. Growing up with no sisters or friends with gymnast abilities, all I could learn from were gymnastic shows on television. After hours of trying and inevitably knocking the wind out of myself with each landing, I finally gave up until the following day when I landed my first perfect cartwheel.
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As Treasurer for the UCF student organization Knights for Marine and Wildlife Conservation, I attempted to get funding from our Student Government Association but failed due to time constraints and rushed planning. This showed me that it is important to set goals and steps to reach them quite far in advance in order to match one's determination.
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In college I attempted to form a letter writing club to deployed soldiers, However I wasn't able to develop enough interest around campus.
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I tried really hard to make friends with a past coworker. I tried to chat about things we had in common, ask her how her day was, bring her her favorite drink, but she just never seemed to reciprocate. I kept trying to be her friend until she left, but I don't think she ever quite liked me as much as the other people she'd been working with for years.
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Losing weight is the only thing that I can think of!
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Becoming an Arbonne Sales Rep... Thought I could work with people who were looking to be beautiful on the outside but found I like people for what was on the inside.
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Getting the lead tech position.
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I had tried to be apart of another veterinary services office a few years ago out of highschool and they told me that I had no business trying to be apart of that just out of highschool, they didn't think my experience raising wild animals was enough.
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I have never failed. The fact that I tried and gave it my all makes me feel good about anything I go for.
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Trying to organize and complete more than five tasks in my head.
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I have tried to set up a work out or exercise schedule for myself to keep in shape over the summer and I have not been able to stick to it.
Question 24 of 25
Describe a time when you anticipated a problem and took measures to prevent it.
User-Submitted Answers
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Question 25 of 25
How would you perform this procedure?
User-Submitted Answers
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The only thing I can think of, which isn't very relevant, would be a trick problem on a test or quiz in school.
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I've learned a lot by just taking a moment before I walk into a room and evaluatiing how the client and patient are feeling on first impression. Without doing this in the past I've missed some obvious cues about what the client is going through and how to handle the pet.
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During a learning outcome assessment in anesthesia, the question was what is the first thing you do for an animal that is apneic. I thought you turned down the anesthetic gas, before giving them a breath. So next time, I remembered. "If the animal is not breathing. Give them a breath."
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During a learning outcome assessment in anesthesia, the question was what is the first thing you do for an animal that is apneic. I thought you turned down the anesthetic gas, before giving them a breath. So next time, I remembered. "If the animal is not breathing. Give them a breath."
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Its really hard to say. I try my very best to find the best possible solution to a problem, and If I do miss a obvious solution, I usually have really great team members that help me find a solution and I try not to make a big deal about it because its also a learning experience and next time I will know what to do.
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1. Describe a time when you missed an obvious solution to a problem.
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Diligence to make sure stress inducing issues are resolved before handling and treating a cat.
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I have never done this. I am a critical thinker and problem solver, I have developed an excellent skill set from business schools which I attended before college.
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When I explained that a patient had not been vaccinated for rabies and 3 years that it did not occur to me that the vaccine was a three year and that the patient was not due for another 4 months.
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I used to love playing mind games and puzzles, but I often wouldn't be able to find the answer because I was looking too closely. It was only when someone would point it outthat I realized how obvious that answer would be.

About Veterinary Technician

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.

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