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"Nothing, everything was very well organized and prepared."
"I'd really like to see more accepted applicant stats released after the cycle is over. The stats on the website seem to be the same ones from previous years. How many applied, how many interviewed, got seats, etc. A really cool thing to do would be the class profiles that OSU and Michigan do! Other than that admissions was very speedy in responses of all kinds and very accommodating."
"Respond to emails in a more timely manner. I had to email twice to make sure my RSVP for the interview was in, and then it took more than a month for me to get the actual information about the interview."
"M. Hadaway always told us to contact her if we had any questions regarding the process. I tried contacting her on two different occasions. I sent her 2 emails, and left 2 voicemails. She never responded to me. Also, she never informed me of my interview time, so I had to waste money on a hotel, car rental, and missing another day at work so I could stay an extra night (when I could have flown out that day if she had actually returned my correspondence)."
"Absolutely nothing, the admissions office was extremely friendly and helpful"
"I would like to see mentors assigned a little bit earlier in the process."
"None! Everything was really great. The orientation session was extremely helpful. Student mentors were honest and friendly. Admissions staff has been amazing. Keep up the good work, I felt very excited to be interviewed for Mississippi State."
"I wouldn't change a thing about the admissions office, they are GREAT!"
"Missy is incredibly funny and motherly. I love that you get a mentor before coming to the school for"
"Food for in AM and PM (there were no snacks) and soda/candy was only available after the interview,"
"Why are you a good fit for MSU?"
"Biggest issues in vet med today?"
"Are you able to work in a group? give examples of different times"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"You expressed interest in you application in doing an abroad volunteer program, have you done any volunteer work before? This question didn't really do me any good because I was unable to do volunteer work in college, but I am still very interested in pursuing it in veterinary school. I told her that I was unable to because of working full time and not having the funds to travel, but that its always something I wanted to do."
"Tell us more about your research."
"Tell us about a time when you had to take charge."
"Can you tell us about your research background?"
"They asked me about food animal, even though I specifically told them I had no experience and didn't really know much about the field."
"Discuss a time you were stressed and what are your stress relief outlets?"
"What do you see yourself doing once you graduate from veterinary school?"
"What are some ethical issues a veterinarian may face?"
"Why do you want to be a veterinarian?"
"What is the role of the food animal veterinarian compared to the companion animal veterinarian?"
"What is one of the most interesting surgeries that you have been able to see?"
"You GPA was initially quite high and has slowly declined. Why did this happen, and how are you going to fix this in vet school?"
"I see you have taken hard course loads with lots of semesters over 18 hours. How do you manage to take that many hours and still do well?"
"Name four characteristics a veterinarian should have. What do you do to relax? How do you manage your time?"
"Tell us about your research. Also, why MSU and why out of state in general."
"How would you define holistic medicine?"
"How do you feel about cats and heartworm prevention?"
"Tell use about your experience as an artificial insemination technician.
"The questions were tailored to my application. They asked me about specific experiences I had"
"The questions were all based on my experiences and were used to really get to know me as an applicant."
"What did you learn from working in a lab doing research that can carry over and apply to private practice? "
"Why Mississippi State?"
"If you were working for the USDA and a rancher you were inspecting said that he was using a new antibiotic, and you knew that cattle on this antibiotic needed to be held back from slaughter, what would you do?"
"Have you ever seen a person with distemper? (haha very funny! NO! humans don't get distemper)"
"What is a zoonotic disease? Can you name a few? If you became unmotivated to continue practicing and continue learning after about 10-12 years in veterinary medicine (as often happens, according to this interviewer), how would you address this?"
"An elderly client comes into your practice . Her pet has a treatable condition but she says she doesn't have the money to pay. The patient is her only companion and you can see that she cares deeply for her pet. What do you do?"
"What is a coggins test?"
"How do you think COVID-19 has influenced the field of veterinary medicine, and do you think COVID-19 will have long term effects on the field of vet med?"
"They asked a lot about my job as a pharmacy technician, probably 10 or so questions total, and they were interested lol"
"My life goals as a veterinarian"
"AVMA pushes the teaching of cultural diversity in regards to views on animals. Why would that be?"
"They led up to asking me about horse slaughter in a roundabout way. Not a direct question, I had to supply the answer and what I knew about it. Luckily I had been reading about that very topic during my solitary pre interview lunch at a restaurant with free wifi."
"What are some qualities you think a great veterinarian should have?"
"One interviewer asked about a community service project I participated in."
"Describe yourself in a nutshell."
"Do you plan to get involved in any clubs/organizations if you attend here?"
"What experience have you had that made you sure you wanted to be a veterinarian?"
"Tell me about how you resolved a conflict."
"How do you feel about the bans on specific species or breeds?"
"Name one time in the past year that you have had to make a difficult decision."
"If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be? Where is the"
"Asked me about my musical theater background and my French-speaking skills, etc."
"What are some of your hobbies?"
"Can a farmer feel love for his cow even though he is sending it to the slaughter house?"
"How do you respond to people who say food-animal agriculture is cruel?"
"What role do you think a veterinarian should play in the community?"
"(I was the general manager of a hotel so this question was in regards to that.) Tell us about your most upset customer, and what you did to resolve the situation."
"They asked mostly questions that were specific to my applicaton. The questions were taylored to me specifically... about previous job experiences, etc. ex: What have I learned from serving (?) I know! and will that help me in the vet field."
"As a veterinarian, how would you address injured wildlife patients that did not have clients to pay for their treatments? (Question tailored towards me b/c I work at an avian/exotic practice)"
"Explain how you would place an IV catheter."
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