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"Train your tour guide better so they seem more enthusiastic!"
"Actually take the time to read people's questions they send you in emails. Replying with a link to your website that they clearly state they have looked at is terrible customer service. I haven't once emailed the admissions office and had a helpful response."
"Perhaps have compost bins especially for the lunch/food. Clearer directions for the bins - the difference between recycling and the bottles/cans was very confusing."
"More information, contact, updates during the admissions cycle please!!!!"
"Allow students to schedule interview online. It was pretty difficult to get through over the phone once invites were sent out."
"I wish they would send out more updates or utilize an online status check. Whenever I've called or emailed directly, they've been extremely friendly, responsive, and helpful."
"Once I received an interview invite, they were awesome, but before that I really had no idea what the status of my application was so I think it would be nice if they could notify us sooner at least of approximate dates for what's going on."
"Keep us updated on a DAY BY DAY basis via the "current applicants" page on your website. This seems"
"Be more available. Please return phone calls and emails. Thanks!"
"Be a little more cohesive, timely and please lie less."
"Pick a disease and explain how the concept of One Health would apply. (I was intent to pursue public health)."
"Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?"
"What back up plan do you have for if you were kicked in the knee by a horse and could no longer practice equine medicine?"
"Specific diseases Food safety Veterinarians look for in a slaughterhouse"
"What are some of the vaccinations you'd give to the typical dairy cow? (I'm food animal)"
"Ethical question - regarding a dying dog that you can save but the owner can't afford to and there is a crying little girl hugging the dog."
"I have some back ground with cattle breeding so I was asked "Can you describe for me an estrous synchronization protocol." And my stupid ass asked do you want a more expensive or cheaper to which he replied why not both."
"Give an example of a drug you've administered in the clinic."
"How would you react if one of your most important clients asked you to euthanize a perfectly healthy puppy because it didn't meet breed standards?"
"Why should we pick you over the other applicants?"
"How do you feel about the use of animals in research?"
"How do you go about monitoring anesthesia? (This was one of my responsibilities where I worked)"
"Have I ever considered working in human medicine instead of vet med"
"What is my status on horse slaughter?"
"What would you do if you noticed a classmate who is a good friend of yours cheating on an exam?"
"They asked me about 10 questions, but started with: What have you been doing since submitting your application and where do you see yourself 10 years from now? (this was the "icebreaker" question)"
"What two body systems do equine veterinarians often see problems with?"
"What have you been doing since you applied? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Is there any feline infectious diseases that humans should worry about?"
"What's on a CBC?"
"What have you been doing since you applied in Fall?"
"Why not human medicine?"
"What do you see yourself doing 5-10 years down the line?"
"what have you been doing since you applied"
"What have you been doing since your application?"
"Why do you think we should pick you?"
"Ethical question regarding euthanasia of a healthy animal."
"How would you want to be ranked in the class of 131 students? Are you competitive?"
"Why do you want to be a vet?"
"What have you been doing since you submitted your application last September? (This was the first question asked and pretty much determined the direction of the next half of the interview)"
"What have you been doing since you applied?"
"Why UC Davis?"
"How would I handle a client that did not want to euthanize their pet that was obviously suffering?"
"What are the symptoms of an elephant with salmonella?"
"What have you done since submitting your application?"
"What are some of your strengths?"
"Tell us about your research."
"How will you avoid burnout?"
"What would you do if a client came into your office and told you that they were moving out of state and couldn't take their cat so they wanted to euthanize the cat? ADOPTION IS NOT AN OPTION. "
"what is the physiological pathway of emphysema?"
"How will you adjust to being just one of many students again? (I've been out of school for a number of years)"
"Would you implant ''neuticles'' on a castrated dog?"
"would you eat dog?"
"''What have you done since finishing the application?''"
"what should we tell the adcomm to convince them you should be accepted?"
"What motivated you to switch careers?"
"What have you been doing since you submitted your application?"
"Why vet med? Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"how do you feel about animal research?"
"What type of clients were the most difficult for you to work with at the emergency hospital?"
"How would you defend the use of animals in research to PETA advocates?"
"Tell us about an interesting medical case you assisted on, and the prognosis."
"What did I do last Sunday."
"What's your favorite movie?"
"Tell us about your research and then asked actual follow up questions that actually showed they were interested!"
"What animal do itallian's consisder to produce the best mozzarella cheese? Turns out a water buffalo. Follow up with why do you think that is? Higher fat % in the milk."
"How would you deal with the feral cat problem?"
"How do you feel about the programs in place for BML horses?"
"Why do we vaccinate horses and humans for tetanus, but not cats? (I didn't know this one, but they told me that it's because cats have a localized reaction and typically don't experience the neurological effects like horses/humans"
"What do you want us to know that hasn't been asked?"
"Are there jobs available in the area of vet med I wish to pursue?"
"Am I cognizant of the timeline I face for the career path I wish to take?"
"What color is a Korat?
(note: my research experience is in feline genetics, and I had mentioned the Korat as a breed of interest in a study I was involved in)"
"Define 2 nouns for me. "Sarcoid" and "Hinney." (I am equine track so this made sense)"
"What would you do to solve the unwanted horse problem?"
"Do you know some viruses that cause equine encephalitis?"
"Tell us about golf. (I had put golf down as an EC activity)"
"They had me discuss the possible change in terminology from "pet owner" to "pet guardian" and possible legal/malpractice implications of this change. I didn't really know specific details on that topic but it was definitely interesting to think about!"
"How has the economy affected the animals you see coming into the hospital you work at?"
"What does A mean to you? Ranking in classes? (I have a high GPA)"
"What do you think is the most important concern for veterinarians today?"
"Talk us through surgery, what techniques were used, drugs used and how were they administered (I had performed surgery before outside of the US)"
"Ethical question regarding how I would respond to a sick flock of turkeys with an infectious disease. How would I tell the media and animal rights activists that want to interview me about my reasons for culling. "
"What does geochemistry have to do with vet med? (my research area)"
"What was a recent astronomical event?"
"Why did you choose Anthropology major for undergrad?"
"An ethical question involving what I would do as a zoological vet in response to a situation like the tiger escape at the San Francisco Zoo."
"Why don't they do the genetic breed test on purebred dogs?"
"How would I handle techs at the VMTH doing things differently than I am used to?(I have a lot of tech exp.)"
"What's Boyle's Law?"
"Is there a need for vets in the field of canine reproduction (i had done a lot of work in that field)"
"Tell us pro's and con's of all the areas of animal experience you have had. "
"Tell us about a time where you had to handle a difficult client"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"What do you do to blow off steam?"
"What was my best and worst animal experience?"
"How exactly do you behavior test a rat?"
"Would you implant ''neuticles'' on a castrated dog? "
"would you eat dogs?"
"All the questions were centered on my experience and where I want to go in my career."
"something particular from my past life I wrote about in my essay"
"Your bread-and-butter client wants you to inject alcohol into the tail of his horse. Would you do it?"
"They asked me a lot of questions about eahc of my experiences."
"How did you train Przewalskii's horses to urine for you to collect samples?"
"if you caught another student cheating, what would you do?"
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