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University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Year founded: 1948
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University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary School
Davis
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 61 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $31,246
  • Non - Resident Tuition $43,491
  • Application Fee $60
  • AVG GRE 317
  • AVG GPA 3.8

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions and Student Programs
  • 171 Schalm Hall
  • One Shields Avenue
  • Davis 95616
  • United States

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Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 52
Negatively 5
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.30 60

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.68 59

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Train your tour guide better so they seem more enthusiastic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report 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 from this Member | Report Response

"no MMI!" More from this Member | Report Response

"NONE" More from this Member | Report Response

"More information, contact, updates during the admissions cycle please!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow students to schedule interview online. It was pretty difficult to get through over the phone once invites were sent out." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep us updated on a DAY BY DAY basis via the "current applicants" page on your website. This seems" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more available. Please return phone calls and emails. Thanks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be a little more cohesive, timely and please lie less." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Cannot disclose" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pick a disease and explain how the concept of One Health would apply. (I was intent to pursue public health)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific diseases Food safety Veterinarians look for in a slaughterhouse" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of the vaccinations you'd give to the typical dairy cow? (I'm food animal)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give an example of a drug you've administered in the clinic." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we pick you over the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about the use of animals in research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you go about monitoring anesthesia? (This was one of my responsibilities where I worked)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have I ever considered working in human medicine instead of vet med" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is my status on horse slaughter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you noticed a classmate who is a good friend of yours cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What two body systems do equine veterinarians often see problems with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's on a CBC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since you applied in Fall?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not human medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see yourself doing 5-10 years down the line?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what have you been doing since you applied" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think we should pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethical question regarding euthanasia of a healthy animal." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you want to be ranked in the class of 131 students? Are you competitive?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UC Davis?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would I handle a client that did not want to euthanize their pet that was obviously suffering?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the symptoms of an elephant with salmonella?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you done since submitting your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you avoid burnout?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is the physiological pathway of emphysema?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you adjust to being just one of many students again? (I've been out of school for a number of years)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you implant ''neuticles'' on a castrated dog?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"would you eat dog?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''What have you done since finishing the application?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what should we tell the adcomm to convince them you should be accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What motivated you to switch careers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since you submitted your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why vet med? Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you feel about animal research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What type of clients were the most difficult for you to work with at the emergency hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you defend the use of animals in research to PETA advocates?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about an interesting medical case you assisted on, and the prognosis." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did I do last Sunday." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your research and then asked actual follow up questions that actually showed they were interested!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with the feral cat problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about the programs in place for BML horses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want us to know that hasn't been asked?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are there jobs available in the area of vet med I wish to pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Am I cognizant of the timeline I face for the career path I wish to take?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Define 2 nouns for me. "Sarcoid" and "Hinney." (I am equine track so this made sense)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do to solve the unwanted horse problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know some viruses that cause equine encephalitis?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about golf. (I had put golf down as an EC activity)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has the economy affected the animals you see coming into the hospital you work at?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does A mean to you? Ranking in classes? (I have a high GPA)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the most important concern for veterinarians today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk us through surgery, what techniques were used, drugs used and how were they administered (I had performed surgery before outside of the US)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does geochemistry have to do with vet med? (my research area)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a recent astronomical event?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose Anthropology major for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't they do the genetic breed test on purebred dogs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would I handle techs at the VMTH doing things differently than I am used to?(I have a lot of tech exp.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's Boyle's Law?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Stock questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there a need for vets in the field of canine reproduction (i had done a lot of work in that field)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us pro's and con's of all the areas of animal experience you have had. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a time where you had to handle a difficult client" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to blow off steam?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was my best and worst animal experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How exactly do you behavior test a rat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you implant ''neuticles'' on a castrated dog? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"would you eat dogs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the questions were centered on my experience and where I want to go in my career." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"something particular from my past life I wrote about in my essay" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your bread-and-butter client wants you to inject alcohol into the tail of his horse. Would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked me a lot of questions about eahc of my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you train Przewalskii's horses to urine for you to collect samples?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you caught another student cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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