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"Great, felt very comfortable. The only thing that was annoying was sitting around for 2 1/2 hours af"
"Somehow schedule interviews so they don't interfere with most people's finals weeks?"
"More time to plan for travel. Scheduling page open later or on weekends."
"1) why do you want to be a vet? 2) why OSU? 3) tell us what is different about our curriculum? 4) name some major issues facing vets? 5) what bill is currently passing through the senate that would benefit vets? (yep didn't know that one!) 6) what are zoonotic diseases/name some"
"Tell us about your wildlife experiences?"
"We noticed you don't have any large animal experience, why not? What are some other veterinary career paths?"
"Tell us about your research"
"Why Vet med?"
"How do you restrain a cow? A cat? A gecko?"
"Why veterinary medicine?"
"How do you feel about using animals for research or experimentation?"
"What are some other things you can do with a DVM, besides diagnostics and clinical practice?"
"Why do you want to be a vet? What will you do if you don't get in to any schools you applied to?"
"No "tell us about yourself" question, no "why OSU" question.
In no specific order:
1) How much does OSU cost?
2) Why do you want to be a vet and not something else in the animal world?
3) General clinical pathology questions such as 'what's your favorite part of clin path', 'which chemistry analyzer did ya'll use', etc."
"How will you handle the difficulty of the veterinary curriculum?"
"How will you manage your time for studying? (Relevant because I am married and have a small child.)"
"1.) Specific questions about my experiences
2.) Tell me about H1N1.
3.) Tell me more about H1N1
4.) Specific questions about my life/family
5.) On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you handling large animals?"
"Tell me about yourself, why do you want to be a vet?"
"What can you tell me about the Horse Slaughter Act?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"They asked me a lot of questions specific to my application. "
"Why do you want to be a vet/why OSU?"
"What can you tell me about TNR (trap-neuter-release) programs? Why not just euthanize the animals since they've caught them?"
"Money related: How much does it cost to attend OSU vet school? How much would you be in debt? If accepted, how would you pay for it? What's the starting salary? Do you feel comfortable with the fact that your debt will be ~2X as much as your starting salary?"
"Tell us about a current event affecting the veterinary world. "
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"What would you do if your dog was in the vet hospital, you had three huge tests that week (including one the next day), and your mom called and told you your dad was going to the hospital for emergency surgery?"
"What can you tell me about the horse slaughter ban?"
"How much money would you expect to earn as a veterinarian? How do you plan to pay for school? How much debt will you have at graduation?"
"If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?"
"How much does it cost to attend OSU? How do you intend to pay for it/will you hold a job while in school? How much do veterinarians get payed right after graduation? How long will it take you to pay back your student loans?"
"What is the salary of a veterinarian?"
"What's the difference between animal rights and animal welfare? Name an organization associated with animal rights. What do those letters stand for?"
"Describe a difficult situation and how you dealt with it."
"Rank the schools that you applied to and give us your reasoning for why you ranked them in that order."
"How will your research experiences allow you to contribute to veterinary medicine?"
"What is an animal species that you know nothing about but would like to know more about? Then to follow- How would you go about learning/getting to know about that species?"
"Have you heard about Proposition 2?"
"Why do you want to become a vet?"
"So, tell me a little bit about yourself."
"Walk us throught dealing with a client having to explain rabies testing and the procedure."
"What was your favorite class in college and why?"
"How much does it cost to attend vet school?"
"Where do you see yourself in a few years...ie what do you want to do in vet medicine?"
"How do you decompress?"
"Tell us about BSE."
"So, we take 140 highly academically qualified students and we make a soup, put them in a pot. And things settle out. Where are you in the pot, and how do you deal with people being different from you or better than you in some respects?"
"We often have to work with people we might disagree with, tell me about a time and how you dealt with it."
"Have you looked at the cost of attending Veterinary School among all of the schools that you applied to?"
"What is MRSA?"
"How did you deal with a stressful situation?"
"Tell me about BSE."
"Personal strengths and weaknesses"
"What are 10 things you can do with a DVM? "
"Why Ohio State?"
"Have you read any good books lately?"
"What are some other things that you can do with a Veterinary degree besides working in private practice? "
"Tell me about your path to vet med."
"You mentioned you were involved in many post mortem evaluations, can you describe some of them?"
"How do you manage stress?"
"Describe a round worm egg."
"What would you do if a old farmer brought his old dog into be euthanized?"
"What is an issue that veterinarians are going to have to increasingly deal with? [I started talking about avian influenza, and one of my interviewers interrupted me and asked if I knew about any other issues, so I mentioned Mad Cow Disease (since I knew that was what she was getting at), and she said, 'that's what I wanted,' so make sure you know about mad cow disease and it's symptoms and what the US is doing about it]"
"What is the biggest issue currently in vet med?"
"What do you know about avian influenza?"
"What is the difference between animal welfare/rights?"
"What does GDV stand for? Explain symptoms of incoming patient with GDV. How would you diagnose this condition and how would you treat it?"
"What stroke did you swim in high school?"
"Should veterinarians have a place in Washington (D.C.)?"
"Is there one thing that you will not be able to give up in vet school? Riding my horsies, of course!"
"Explain a time where you had a difficult customer at Caribou Coffee. (I worked there in high school!)
How do you study?"
"Have you heard about the emails about global warming? Why is it an important topic for veterinarians?"
"A question asking me to compare the strengths of two different business models for veterinary clinical practice."
"What type of emergency situations have you witnessed?"
"What do you think we should do about bacterial drug resistance? What is a major non-scientific issue facing veterinarians?"
"As a lead off from the most interesting case question:
"Why do you think a cat's skin would just peel off like that?""
"How will you deal with a client's desire to use ineffective complementary and alternative remedies?
We had been talking about CAM-criticism as an interest of mine. :)"
"Are there any questions we didn't ask that you thought we were going to ask? (Totally threw me off for some reason.)"
"So what happened with your boyfriend situation?"
"None - they were all generic questions, except for the most difficult:"
"What are your feelings on the horse slaughter ban?"
"What do you think the advantages and disadvantages are of the broad-based curriculum at OSU?"
"Say a client was upset about how much their visit cost? What would you do in this situation? "
"Tell us about the research you were involved with. "
"What would I say to a client if they asked if it was ok to consume meat/milk from a cloned animal."
"Name some species you do not have experience with. What can you do to gain experience between now and starting vet school?"
"What can you take from your years of dancing and apply to veterinary medicine?"
"Tell me about a goal you set for yourself and what you did to accomplish this. What did you learn about yourself in the process?"
"Is there anything else you want to tell us that you think we should know?"
"Tell me about a goal you have set for yourself, how you achieved it, difficulties you may have had, and what you learned from it."
"What would you do about the unwanted horse situation?"
"How will your experiences as a waitress help you in your veterinary education and profession?"
"All pretty predictable after seeing this website beforehand."
"Specific to my experiences - be prepared to talk about them+"
"Tell us about the usage of pain management techniques. Do you think that pain management is needed in cat de-claws?"
"How is your Drosophila microinjection relevant to veterinary medicine in terms of model systems?"
"Situation: your dog is at the SVM with chronic diarrhea and you have a huge cardiology exam tomorrow. Then your mom unexpectedly calls to let you know your dad is about to go into emergency open-heart surgery. What would you do in this situation... describe your whole thought processing?"
"Explain our curriculum here at OSU. "
"Give three words to describe yourself and three words others would use to describe you."
"Would you ever be able to bleed Scarlet and Gray? (I'm a Gator, so there's a bit of a conflict of interest!)"
"Walk us through the process of milking a cow"
"If we were to give you an unlimited amount of money, which area of vet med would you use it in and why?"
"how was it coming from a city and being in 4H?"
"What do you think are the weak parts of your application?"
"Why do you think the Avian Bird Flu is so prevalent in Asia vs. the US?"
"Tell us about your favorite class you've taken and your least favorite class."
"Tell us some stories."
"What current issues in veterinary medicine may your clients ask you about"
"The most interesting question I was asked was what did I know about the Horse Slaughter Act?"
"How do you feel your [random extracurricular activity having nothing to do with the veterinary field] prepared you for veterinary school?"
"What was something you did that was above and beyond?"
"Why not medical school?"
"Name a time that you used your creativity that stands out at you."
"Have you ever thought about teaching?"
"What were you looking to gain from your research?"
"The group interviews were interesting. The students were divided into groups and given assignments to perform while being assessed. "
"Why did I want to be a vet?"
"How would you explain copper toxicosis to someone without a medical background? "
"Tell me about perspectives on stem cell research."
"Tell me about the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. "
"How would your friends describe you?"
"If your local municipal board asked you to become the town's health inspector, would feel qualified? And would you be interested?"
"How would you set up your fee structure in your clinic, and have you been able to determine an objective evaluation on different veterinary jobs?"
"Tell us how you would explain an abscess in a cat to a client."
"What are your thoughts on adding antibiotics to the feed for food animals?"
"Did the story in your personal statement really happen? (I made my personal statement into more of a narrative with a flowing story-line...and yes, it did happen...we all had a good laugh about it)"
"How would you repair an intususseption on a lamb?"
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