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  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Gainesville
Individual Feedback 3 63 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 58
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.32 62

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.03 63

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 61

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 0
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 16
50 minutes 34
55 minutes 7
60+ minutes 1

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 59
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 25
In a group 34

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 16
Closed file 37

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.98 59

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

"What does it mean to be a part of a team? A leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when you were a group leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on my essays, I was asked "Tell me a little more about your family"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think volunteering is important?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your veterinary experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about Trap Neuter Release?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some strengths of yours? Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a competitive person? Do you think the Veterinary profession is competitive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a strength of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best quality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergraduate studies and your favorite class." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite Disney movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you made a difficult decision, and would you change your decision if you could?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a student that always shows up late to class, makes a lot of noise and walks all the way to a table at the front of the room. They often have phone interruptions as well. This person is very distracting to you and others in the classroom. What do you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get admitted into veterinary school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergraduate experience, vet experiences, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss your undergraduate experience and your favorite class." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you do that is completely selfless? It may have had to be an answer that was not animal related, but I can't remember specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a goal you set for yourself (other than vet school) and how have you worked to reach it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with PETA? Do you think there is a difference between animal welfare and animal rights? What are your opinions on research animals? What do you think of animals used for cosmetics testing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad - which school you went to, your activities, your favorite class, and your least favorite class." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you never got into veterinary school? aka other career options" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the president of SCAVMA. You have $1000 to give and 3 groups asking for the money- one group would like to pay a speaker to come to speak to the class, one group wants to have a social and the 3rd group wants to throw a banquet for the seniors. Each thing costs $500- what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were the president of the freshman class and you saw a group of your friends and other students cheating on an exam how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your technician gives too much antibiotic to an animal under your care and it will cause the animal to go into renal failure, what would you do about, telling the client, helping the animal, and what would you do about the technician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are President of the student body at UF CVM. Every year, there is a senior social, an awards ceremony, and a famous guest speaker event. You only have enough money for two out of these three events. Which one do you cut and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't start with the dreaded open-ended "Tell us about yourself". Instead, they asked me to start off by talking about where I go to school. My favorite class, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your favorite and least favorite classes in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An owner brings in a pet that they want to euthanize because it has been pooping in the house. You discuss other options with them, and they still want to euthanize. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define teamwork. When have you worked to foster teamwork in a group setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of my questions were exactly from the questions posted here (not all were asked due to time constraints)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does commitment mean to you? Give a time when you had to break a commitment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to take charge of a situation you shouldn't have had to take charge of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think there is a difference between animal rights and animal welfare? If so, explain why." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does commitment mean to you? Give an example of a time you had to break a commitment." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much do you expect to be in debt? (Followed by: What is the average starting salary for a veterinarian? )" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of cosmetic procedures for animals? (ear cropping, tail docking, declawing, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of happiness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Behavioral interview - be prepared for questions like "Tell us about your proudest moment" or "Name a time when you had to come up with a creative solution to a problem"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 2 accomplishments in your life that you are most proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you do your undergraduate degree? What kind of veterinary experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a client wanted you to euthanize a healthy, young, non-aggressive pet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you had to stand up for something you believed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to stand up for what you believed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get into veterinary school, what are your plans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a class or two that you really enjoyed or struggled with." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you major in? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is prodest moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If a client wanted to euthanize a dog just for his/her convenience, would you do it? If you didn't want to do it, but your boss wanted to, what would you do? (other typical q's)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest goal you have set for yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to work with someone that you didn't get along with." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What do you think are the most important characteristics for a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your leadership style? (I'm a delegator apparently)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your non-veterinary experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if an vet intern under your care seriously injured an animal, caused it to be permanently damaged, and the owner of the animal planned to sued you? (really put me on my toes)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the mustangs in the Midwest." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a defining moment that has made you 'you'" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you would bring to your class if admitted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a mistake you've made." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What jobs have you worked outside of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a role model" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your favorite class during undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a quality you need to work on or wish you didn't have" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on declawing cats? What would you do if a client wanted to you declaw their cat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a goal you have set for yourself and not achieved." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any vets you have worked for that you see as a role model? How about a non-vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergraduate experiences, your favorite class, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How you would fund-raise if you were president of the class" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you interact with your community while in undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion about terminal surgeries? How would you feel about a classmate that chose not to participate? They didn't call it "terminal surgery", but after the interviewer described the situation I asked for clarification on a few points and that was what she meant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your leadership style?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Are you interested in small animal or large animal?" I answered large animal, so they then asked "Do you know the average salary for a large animal vet?" I answered yes, as most of my professors have told me as a LA theriogenologist hopeful, I'm destined to be tired and poor. They laughed at that, it eased the tension." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your veterinary experience and what you have learned from each one." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your biggest goal besides vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is/was your most challenging goal? What has helped with the goal? What has hindered the goal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what world wide organizations deal with zoonotic diseases (i said CDC and WHO)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on corporate veterinary offices versus private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What stimulates you intellectually about veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a well-known client has a cat that you have been examining for months wants you to put it down for behavioural issues but nothing is medically wrong with the animal. Would you euthanize the cat? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of veterinary medicine are you most interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you would change about yourself to be a better veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a vet as opposed to a human doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems like you do a lot of extracurriculars and work hard in school, do you make time for yourself? What do you do with that time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have this question, but someone from my interview time was asked to tell a funny story." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a time when you were faced with a problem and tell us how you solved it. What did you learn from this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to work in a team setting with someone you didn't get along with." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a member of your rounds group wasn't holding up their end of responsibilities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the 2 best and 2 works things about vet med? Are you aware of vet salaries and cost of vet school? Why didn't you choose human medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a goal you have set for yourself, that DOES NOT include getting into vet school." More from this Member | Report Response

"If an owner asked you to euthanize her animal because she was moving and couldnt take it with her what would you do? (i said i wouldn't euthanize, but give options) Followed by, well what if your boss told you to euthanize the animal? (i said i still wouldn't) Then they followed by asking if it was my best friend asking me to do it what would i do? (they definitely beat this question down...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elderly lady who is a long term client has just learned she has a terminal disease and wants her 2 Poodles euthanized when she dies. Would you perform the euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 4 "goals" questions - A goal besides vet school that I achieved, a goal that I set and didn't achieve, short term goals, where i see myself in 5 years, etc. It was tough to come up with good answers for all of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us a time when you did something (or stood up for something) that you believed in, that was not necessarily the popular choice of your peers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you noticed any differences in the different vets you've worked for or had any vets that you would want to be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your favorite and most challenging classes as an undergrad? (Same question about work experiences too)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time when you disagreed with a coworker and how did you handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rate the following statements on a scale of 1-10: ''Your desire to be in a leadership position. Your desire to be a role model. Your desire to take the lead in a critical situation.'' etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a teamwork experience where you didn't get along with someone and how did you resolve that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about convience euthansia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time you had to make an unpopular decision. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There were lots of behavioral questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a DVM asked you to do something unethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about leadership roles I've had. If I consider myseld a leader. Aksed for specific examples. How I work in a group. If I've ever had disagreements or had to work w/ someone I didn't like & how I dealt with that. What gr-work and work commitment mean to me. If I think grp-work is important in vet med. My strenghts & weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been your greatest influence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you made a decision that not everyone agreed with and how you reacted." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Say I was a veterinarian and you were a technician, and I told you to give a dog an injection. You accidentally administer the wrong drug. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are role model(s) in your life and what have they taught you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your leadership style" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you nervous?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your leadership style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a challenge you have faced" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a role model." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you accidentally killed a patient by improperly giving a drug and nobody was there to see it happen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you study alone or in groups? What role do you take on when in a group? How do you work with others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you went through a struggle. What was the end result?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a client that can't afford a treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a time you failed and how did you handle it/overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you thought you saw a classmate cheating on a test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you given back to your community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a veterinarian? Tell us about your undergrad experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a sick, cancerous dog staying in your hospital which the owners know will die, but do not want to euthanize. You are covering the night shift in the hospital that night. You accidently give the dog a double-dose of its nightly pain killer and it dies. You are the only person in the hospital, and no one knows about the mistake but you. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on the admissions committee and had to choose the applicant with the best grades, experience, or letters of recommendation, who do you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself involved in the veterinary field in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a goal not related to vet med that you have set for yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you been involved in your community during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a characteristic that you possess that will help you as a veterinarian? You don't necessarily have to give animal-related examples to explain your choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were various questions about euthanizing animals in different situations (in a shelter, a lame horse, an incontinent cat)." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the interviewer. You have 3 candidates you like and you can only choose one. One has great experience, one has excellent grades and the other has a great personality. Which do you choose to accept and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a part of a committee of students assigned to organizing a computer lab for the university and were given explicit instructions that the computers were to be used for school related or veterinary related work. But you knew the other student committee members were not planning on following those instructions, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we had just one seat left open, and you were in our position, would you choose 1) the student with PERFECT GPA/GRE scores, but little experience and lame interview, 2) Average GPA/GRE but AWESOME veterinary experience, and an average interview. 3) Average GPA and Experience but fantastic interview, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get accepted after THREE OR FOUR CYCLES, what's your next step?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you euthanize a healthy animal if the owner wanted you to do so? Followed by a series of what if that isn't an option?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about animals specifically being bred for research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do humans have the right to make decisions about how their animal will be taken care of? (essentially an animal rights/welfare question), also asked a question about what to do when an owner wants to euthanize their healthy dog." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a time when you had to go against the beliefs of a group to fight for something you believe in." More from this Member | Report Response

"If they wanted to open a low cost spay neuter clinic like a mile away from your vet clinic, how would you feel about that and what would you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a client who wanted to euthanize a pet they couldn't afford anymore?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about some hot topics in vet med. Tell me about your background - animal/vet experience and education? How do you handle stress? What have you done that you are most proud of (besides making it to interview stage)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are five qualities of a good veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two of your greatest accomplishments besides getting into vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You catch a classmate cheating on an exam. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about current events in vet medicine, I brought up a topic and they brought up a topic. It was more of a group discussion then specific questioning. This is your chance to talk intelligently and show you have an educated opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What hobbies do you have outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of activities or hobbies do you pursue outside of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can we answer for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does commitment mean to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the 2 accomplishments in your life for which you are most proud." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness of your and how are you working on bettering it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me an experience you had to bring a group of disagreeing people together and make a decision as a team." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some extracurricular activities you have engaged in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what my goals are. What I'm most proud of. A hard decision I had to make. A challenge I've faced. How I keep myself focused, how I deal w/ distractions. An example of when I had to convince ppl of something, or use persuasion,etc. Many other q's...just look sample q's on the internet...they were exactly the same!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with overwhelment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who did you learn the most from at the veterinay clinic you worked at? (This was probably a specific question for me because I mentioned that most of my clinical experience came from a companion animal office)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who do you consider to be a role model within veterinary medicine and outside of the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is "your" definition of a no-kill shelter? (And then went on into further detail on how to reduce the amount of euthanasia in shelters aka. implementing behavior programs, using varying anxiety med for dogs, etc. )" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a tech told to give a patient meds after its vet leaves for the night. You realize you gave the wrong dose of the medication. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if an vet intern under your care seriously injured an animal, caused it to be permanently damaged, and the owner of the animal planned to sued you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're a tech at the hospital late at night. There's a critical patient hospitalized. You give the wrong drug. The patient dies. What do you do next?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is a role model" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you contribute to the diversity of the school and your incoming class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably several questions about my background in agriculture and my animal experience. I was glad that they asked me questions specific to myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a discussion on the mustang problem out west that started as a question but turned more into a discussion on different ideas I had and their validity/problems/etc and what the interviewer would have done and what I thought of his ideas." More from this Member | Report Response

"If feral cats are destroying a local environment, how would you feel about euthanization instead of TNR?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers asked me questions about my application and my background. They were the most interesting simply because they were sincerely intrigued by my experiences. It resulted in more of a conversation and less of a Q & A." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being interested in ice hockey, would you say you're a competitive person" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the vet at Seaworld and your whale ate a trainer, what would you do with the whale?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings on zoos and aquariums? Sea World?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are working the night shift in a hospital, and an animal is supposed to get med # 1 at 9, and med #2 at 12, each getting their next doses every 6 hours. You accidently gave #2 at 9, and now it is 12 (the time that the animal should have gotten #2). What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if someone brought in a cat to be euthanized for urinating in the house but was completely healthy, what would you do? You've already explained all other options to them, but they are adamant about euthanasia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Opinion on PETA's activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the ongoing debate regarding terminal surgeries, particularly as it applies to nursing and medical fields." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get anything usual, just a lot of situation questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is an island where there is a rare mouse that is very endangered. There are also many feral cats. On one side you have the conservationists, on the other the spay-neuter-release people. As a veterinarian, what would you think was the right way to handle this situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend you are the head vet at your small animal practice. One of your technicians administers an antibiotic dose 10x too high for an animal, and the animal goes into renal failure. What do you do? Later, they asked how far would I go before firing the tech?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The behavioral questions were interesting - they aren't asked at the other schools I had interviews at." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were on the admissions committee and you only had one spot left for the incoming class, would you choose the student with the best GPA/GRE, best interview or best experience and why? and follow up question: how would you convince the other members of the committee to vote your way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the Ohio state incident where all of the wild animals were released by a private owner and then killed by law enforcement what would you have done if you were the sheriff arriving on the scene?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in our position and you had one seat left to fill in the class would you choose the applicant with the best grades and test scores, the one with the best experience and letters, or the one with the best interview. Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about state mandated spays and neuters? Or something along those lines...to address the unwanted animal issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get any of the fun/interesting questions; just very basic questions relating to my veterinary and extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your qualities that will help you succeed in the veterinary profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What animal do you most identify with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were an animal what would you be? If you were a super hero which one would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What cartoon character would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about a mandatory spay/neuter law (providing there special exceptions for breeders)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a whole slew of questions about what I wrote in my PS about how veterinary medicine needs to be careful about falling into the animal right's trap. So I had questions regarding cropping/docking and about mandatory spay/neuter laws." More from this Member | Report Response

"What cartoon character do I relate to? :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hills company is paying for you and 3 other students to go to a weekend conference (sponsored by Hills). They will be paying for everything (travel, hotel, and meals). You have to pick the 3 other students from your class to go (obviously everyone from your class wishes to go). Your roommate/best friend is President of SCAVMA and hopes to be one of the students...how will you decide who goes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the head vet in charge of a research project and didn't quite agree with the ethics of the experiment, but the project was very lucrative and had a large government grant, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whould you ever euthanize a healthy dog and what if your boss told you to do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing terribly interesting or out of the ordinary. 90% of the questions were the same as the ones already listed in this database." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if your boss told you to put a healthy dog down, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What veterinarian have you learned the most from and why? (I'd never thought about that before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if an owner asked you to put down a healthy dog?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the word commitment mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a time when you had to stand up for something you believed in." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think any question was interesting. The interviewers just had a paper with a list of questions to ask me...exactly like sample questions you can get on the internet to practice. Kinda boring..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define commitment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a moment where you suddenly gained a lot of insight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't remember any specific questions, I was asked a lot of ''behavioral'' questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time that you made a decision that you wish you could go back and change." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a mistake you've made. (Obviously I practiced this question but on the spot I became frantic and nervous because we discussed the high rates of suicide in our field and were on a very somber note so I was worried about seeming too emotional [I let a single tear slip!] I blanked on the spot but still came up with something.) Don't forget to ask them to give you time to think. I should have done that with this question. I was also asked if I had any paid animal experience. I have not. I emphasized how to me there are three steps of understanding: 1: reading 2: observing 3: Doing it. I've read and understand the field of veterinary medicine and have been observing, volunteering and shadowing. Now I need to be a vet because it's what I know I love. (And yes I got in (: you got this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a characteristic you think you have that would put you at risk for compassion fatigue/burnout?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model who has nothing to do with vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a mistake you've made." More from this Member | Report Response

"What shapes your ethical perspectives?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you recall a stressful experience that required you to set up boundaries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you talk about a time where you made a very difficult decision and then later looking back you think you would have made a different decision/done something differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a mistake you've made" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you noticed a vet you're working with doing something unethical/illegal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when something didn't go as planned. What did you do and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you incorporate the One Health initiative into your daily practice as a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your responsibility as a veterinarian in dealing with invasive species?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have $1000 and three possible events to fund that cost $500 apiece. A speaker, a social, or a senior banquet. Which two do you fund? What other methods would you use to solve this problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on survival surgeries? (Surgeries where animal is put under anesthesia, operated on in order to practice various surgical procedures, and then allowed to wake up and recover instead of euthanizing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into vet school. (You can't say "apply until I die", they want to hear another occupation." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the question about terminal surgeries." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a client came in with a young otherwise healthy dog that had slammed his tail in a door and the tail was de-gloved and the owner wanted to euthanize the animal? The owner was an important large animal client and threatens to take his business elsewhere if you don't euthanize the dog." More from this Member | Report Response

""You are part of a student committee. You have just been granted a new computer technology room, with new computers and printers for student school work. The printers are supposed to be used just for school-related things, but people in your committee have openly stated that they plan on using it for other things. What do you do in this situation?" I was expecting some behavioral questions, but this one was honestly kind of... stupid. I feel like we spent way too much time on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a question about the Tennesse Walking Horses and soring them. I like equine (but don't want to specialize in it) but was not overly knowledgeable about the subject. She then proceeded to talk about ethics and penalties about it. It was just random and difficult to respond to." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a very vague question about emerging zoonotic diseases and what we can do to prevent them." More from this Member | Report Response

"what veterinary scientific journals have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If an owner comes in with a healthy pet and says "I dont want it anymore put it down." what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are an associate veterinarian at a small animal practice. You are not the boss. A client comes in with her cat. She is incredibly frustrated because the cat has been urinating all over the house despite her efforts to prevent this behavior. The owner is insistent on euthanizing the animal even after you have explained all of the options. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel veterinarians should be involved, if at all, in the world zoonotical diseases" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was the standard euthansaia question, but they said that the owner had been thoroughly counseled and still wanted the animal put down. Essentially, they wanted a straight yes or no answer---no beating around the bush" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of survival surgeries? (I had to ask for clarification)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when one member of a group hasn't pulled their weight. Also, they asked what my two strengths and two weaknesses are." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Here are a few more questions: Why do you want to become a veterinarian? Tell us a time when you had to take a leadership role. Vet school students are all leaders, how do you think you can show your leadership working in a group in vet school. How do you feel about purpose bred animals for research? What is a goal you have set and achieved in the past? What accomplishment are you most proud of? On a scale of 1-10, how important are other people's opinions on whether you are successful or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you think about doing research on dogs that required you to induce spinal trauma (break their spines) and then euthanize them in order to help humans with your research? Stated more delicately but this was the jist of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a human doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to support your community, here at the University of Florida (I had thought of something I did back home for this type of question, so the example I was planning on giving was null and void with that tag on!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ones listed above as I felt I was in a debate rather than an interview when those topics came up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the third and fourth goal questions. Just wasn't prepared for so many." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a cartoon character, who would you be? I kid you not, this is the only question I drew a blank on...because it caught me off guard!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 characteristics a person needs to be a successful veterinarian." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would do if...? Tell us about a time...? Every scenario possible!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is something you have contributed to your school or community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel about euthanizing racing greyhounds for financial reasons? (Meaning for the benefit of the owner's finances)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you used your creative thinking to help yourself in a difficult situtation (w/o the help of anyone else)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a problem you solved and the insight you used in solving it? (I didn't really understand what they meant by insight. I asked one of the interviewers to clarify, but he didn't even know.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had to stand up for something that you believe in. (I drew a blank!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a client brings a healthy dog and asks you to euthanize the dog, what would you say? And, what if the chief doctor says that this is an important client for their hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you had to break a serious committment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The behavioral-type of questions were hard for me just because I have a hard time remembering ''a time when...'' or ''a situation when...''. You really have to be prepared for those...and they ask loads of questions like that..." More from this Member | Report Response

"A problem you faced at the outcome" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Your boss orders you to carry out a euthanasia for a dog at a client's request because she just can't take care of the dog anymore. What would you do?'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to choose a scientific, animal-related topic, and asked to explain it to a lay-person without using any scientific terminology." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my application essays and went over some potential questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did a mock interview at UF Career Connections first before anything else. Wrote out my answer to 40 possible interview questions. Discussed potential questions and hearing other answers with/from friends applying to medical school (I figured health interviews are similar excluding questions regarding issues in the field.) Asked interview questions to two veterinarians to get their opinions and hear their views. Ask some interview questions to a PhD candidate to get a different perspective. Did one last professional mock interview with a research mentor so she could give me strong feedback. And then go over the questions one last time with a supportive friend who has received 2 bachelors and is shooting for psychology so she could give me feedback on my behavior or any weird habits that I had." More from this Member | Report Response

"By reviewing these questions here, and I was accepted!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at the questions on here. All of the questions I was asked were on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"past SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I studied the questions on here (they were nearly identical with the exception of "Can you recall a stressful experience that required you to set up boundaries?") and went over my responses out loud and with feedback from family/friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing and preparing answers for questions from here, other schools, and other sources of commonly asked vet school interview questions. Also did a mock interview with a career person from my college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote out possible questions and notes I wanted to mention during answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read these questions, talked to peers who had interviewed before" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview at career services" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my application and looked over some questions on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed last year so i knew the basics of what they were going to ask, but mainly research the school and see what they are about." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions on here - prepared answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over SDN just to see what kind of questions to expect. I made sure I was capable of answering them, and especially tried to connect those answers with my experiences. Memorizing what to say is what I did not do. You need to seem authentic in an interview, and having a rigid response prepared won't help. Make sure you can answer it all, relax and get your head in the right place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading the interview feedback page and listening to animal podcasts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on this site for questions and prepared answers for all of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote out long list of possible questions from this site and others, wrote out good ideas and answers, practiced by myself and with a family member. Also wrote down all of my interesting vet stories to bring up during the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback page." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and I searched online for questions that were on the UF pre-vet website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and a mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN posts, practiced questions with friends and family." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice, practice, practice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read a few questions before going in but not a lot otherwise." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Then I had my sister look at the questions and do a mock interview with me." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I read the questions on here and did a mock-interview with my professors" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback - Interview questions have changed from previous years, however." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up interview questions online and practiced answering them" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback!" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the questions, I only looked at this website (it is exactly what the panel asked!) I also researched the UF website in order to talk to the interviewees about the programs available at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched UF from their website, talked to a current vet student, used SDN website. THIS WEBSITE IS CASH MONEY! I was only asked ONE question that was not EXACTLY, WORD FOR WORD, from the questions on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN forums." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced behavioral interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through my PS. Read through interview feedback on this site, which probably helped the most. Also read up on current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my third time interviewing at UF, so I pretty much knew the drill. However, hardly any of the questions came from lists that I had made of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Checking this board for sample questions, having people question me, coming up with a "database" of interesting stories to use for various questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read all of the SDN interview feedback entries for UF. I printed out about a page worth of interview questions. I went through and wrote down answers to most of the questions. This was really helpful in refreshing my memory of all my life experiences (not just animal science, work, or college related). Then, the night before my interview, I answered out loud each of the questions as if I was being interview right then...I probably looked crazy talking to myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback. Read all the questions, wrote out answers to them, and practiced interviewing with friends. I also had a mental list of a few anecdotes and situations that I wanted to say in the interview and kind of made them fit into the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading sample questions online. There's no point in review your application since they don't have it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the other feedback from previous years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared answers for the questions listed on SDN, made a list of accomplishments and challenges I've faced that could come in handy for a behavioral-based interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up behavioral interviews online! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was way too prepared...UF's interview was ONLY personal questions!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced behavorial questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I googled ''behavioral interview'' for days and tried to come up with answers as I found questions. I also talked to my cousin, a first year, about her interview. I only had about a week to practice with some friends that had already interviewed (I was alternate and didn't get my call until five days before the interview!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to one of the current student (who will call you before your interview) and checked the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed behavioral-type job questions from an internet search. Only one question of this type I was asked in which I did not prepare for, becuase it wasn't on my list." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare for behavioral-type questions...practice other sample interview questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"read" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed major current events relating to veterinary medicine, reviewed the college's website, reviewed my application and resume, came up with questions to ask the interviewers at the end, and thought of how I would respond to certain questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced interview questions compiled from the internet and read up on current events. It's a waste to do those things, since they have changed the format for the UF interviews. They will be asking behavioral questions, if you don't know what that is, google it and there will be lots of links. I would suggest you practice behavioral questions as much as possible before your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff and students all seemed to be really happy and answered all my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness and relaxed nature of my interview committee. I had 3 people: one community veterinarian, one DVM candidate, and one faculty member." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers! They were all very nice and gave me positive feedback after everyone of my answers which made me feel so much better considering how nervous I was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers really tried to calm me down and were so kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked all the current vet students that checked us in, escorted us around, gave us the tour, etc. They were very positive, friendly, and casual. They eased my nerves a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great staff, seems very caring" More from this Member | Report Response

"Afterwards I felt like the interview was really to get you to talk about yourself and your experiences related to vet med, not to grill you about the intricacies of your application or your ethics. The meet and greet was really great, I highly recommend going, I was on the fence but after it really calmed the whole process down for me. I would describe the day as a mix between a science fair and conference, but just about yourself, if anyone has experience with either and that calmed me down a bit for thinking about future interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very cordial and calm. I only felt really nervous at the beginning, the end, and during a few specific questions. I really got the impression that they were not there to grill you, but to learn more about you and whether they feel you would be a good fit for the college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Effort to maintain a positive educational environment and student mental/emotional health" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school tried very hard to calm our nerves before and after the interview. They really cared that we did well and felt good about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview process ran like clockwork. There was plenty of time and a variety of students to ask questions to. The students gave an impressive tour and were very honest in answering questions. You could tell how much everyone loved the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself - the buildings are really modern and organized. Nothing feels cramped or outdated. Also, the interviewers were so incredibly nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The vet school faculty member seemed honestly interested in me and my achievements" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything - faculty and facilities are incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The head of my interview committee was one of the coolest people I've ever talked with. This is not a guarantee (I was not impressed by who interviewed me last year). Maybe things were more relaxed since this was my second go-around, but overall it felt extremely relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"How word for word the interview was to the interview feedback page." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and hospital is absolutely gorgeous. The tour was informative and comprehensive and the students were relatable and friendly. They also had a table full of candy for you at the end of the interview which was great to help cool the nerves." More from this Member | Report Response

"Level of organization on the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions staff, 4th year students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers seemed to respond positively to some of my answers. They were nice and willing to clarify questions or restate the prompt if I wandered and asked, lol. They also gave me information about operation catnip, which I liked because I like spay/neuter and would like to be involved." More from this Member | Report Response

"The early interview program was amazing and I was able to shadow in the hospital. It was great to see what really happens in the hospital and to get to talk to a number of students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful facilities! For the early admissions interview, we were allowed to shadow students on clinicals, so I got some neat insight to student life. Everyone was very friendly there, especially the admissions director Jonathan Orsini. He has a very dry sense of humor, it really eliminated the stress of being there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and very helpful - I did the Early Admissions Interview (which included rotations with different 3rd year students) and it was great to see what the students actually did on their clinicals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were sooo nice and put me at ease right away." More from this Member | Report Response

"the organization!! everything was very professional and organized and coordinated! it flowed well" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff were all very chatty and wanted to calm our nerves as much as possible. They put you at ease in the interview by not jumping straight into it in the first minute." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the interviewers. At times they were very candid during my interview which helped me to relax, I had expected them to be more stone faced. The students that were giving tours were fantastic. Very well informed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their new Small Animal Hospital is fantastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was SO personalized. I didn't just feel like applicant number 245" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new animal hospital is really awesome and I was able to shadow vets all day before my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers tried to keep atmosphere light; didn't mind clarifying things when I had questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"beautiful facilities, interview was better than I expected. I was never totally comfortable, but felt relatively at ease the whole time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The panel was very friendly & it seemed more like a friendly conversation. The school/property is huge & the new building is wonderful!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"New small animal hospital was amazing. Very well organized, they knock on your door to give you a 5 minute warning so the interviews don't run late." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were hilarious! Immediately put me at ease. One was laughing so hard at an inside joke he couldn't even introduce himself. Felt like they really wanted to get to know me, and the longer interview gave them a chance to do so." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly and well informed. Go on the tour at the end!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire process was extremely well organized. There were plenty of first years to direct you where you needed to go, and talk with you to try and calm you down while you waited. " More from this Member | Report Response

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"One of my interviewers picked up real fast that I knew she was involved in animal behavior and asked questions regarding behavior issues. I also had time to ask my interviewers 3 questions and their answers were very thorough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great people, very organized, and the 1st year who did the tour was very well informed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude and comraderie among all of the vet students. Also, the plans and simulated images of their new animal hospital...it will be amazing when it is completed in 2010." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice and were enthusiastic about the school. They didn't try to "trap" me in questions and were very encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed really happy there and the campus is in a nice location." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and students made a great effort at making you feel relaxed and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the enthusiasm of the students, the zoo med program, the caliber of the professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year student that helped interview me was exteremly helpful and put me at ease. Having her there calmed my nerves and kept me focused. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and interviewers were warm and friendly. They provided water and snacks ahead of time and afterward. Be sure to bring the water into your interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was super enthusiastic about being there. I felt like they genuinely cared about interviewing us. I also liked how my interviewers offered to help me get in contact with some Army vets when I mentioned that I was thinking of joining the vet corp." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the Dean and intervieweers and the facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed to feel like they were all one big family." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty,etc seemed like they really cared about their students. Nice weather, nice city (although small). " More from this Member | Report Response

"the assistant dean remembered me" More from this Member | Report Response

"My 3 interviewers were great. I felt very comfortable and welcomed by them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The setting, a round table with all three interviewers and myself arranged around it equally. It was less intimidating than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, I loved everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"At the meet and greet I just wasn't very connected to one of my interviewers but I had a great experience overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Literally nothing bothered me, I felt so honored to be there and the interviewers really liked me so it all worked out." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers did grill me a little bit. I told them I wasn't adequately informed on the topic, but they kept pushing me to answer more questions about it anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"UF took forever to release decisions and interviews. It is very frustrating for students. UF seemed to deeply care for students, but their amount of time without contact makes me wonder if they truly prioritize students" More from this Member | Report Response

"They tried to make it conversational, the student interviewer asked me follow-up questions based on my experiences which was nice and I felt like she was genuinely interested in my background (studying anthropology and working at a bakery) but I think its a little challenging to do so because they have a list of questions the school wants them to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really. I was never "grilled," and was only really pressed hard for an answer once." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of conversation in the interview. The interviewers didn't ask questions off my responses, it seemed they had to stick to a pretty strict script of questions so overall I didn't get the sense that they knew who I was as a person by the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of anything that left a negative impression. Everything was wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not seeing the school in action on a weekday!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was at the end of the day, and one of the members of my committee seemed a bit fried. That's the downfall of holding all your interviews across 2 days." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having to wait in a big room with everyone for them to call your name" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guide was quiet and reserved. Additionally, she couldn't speak to the production animal nor research facilities/programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is a top choice for me, so nothing except that Gainesville is not my favorite city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all. I really appreciated the experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the clinical rotations seem kind of random... the LA students were on like 4 cases at once, and went from one case to another. I guess that's like real life as a vet in a huge facility like this, but I would have like to see one case through like you would for an ambulatory practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The small animal inpatient room smelled like feces. I expect that in the back or maybe even the exam rooms, but not where clients are sitting. It wasn't there the first time I went on a tour there though, so I feel like they made have had a very ill animal." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't a huge fan of being escorted from the entrance, to the seminar room for an information session, the escorted to my interview, then escorted to a debriefing Q&A. It made me a little more nervous than I needed to be. It was very nice and professional though." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the full day of activities, but I was a little tired at the end of the day when I had my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I enjoyed the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe the construction for the new small animal hospital, but it's definitely the beginnings of something positive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cattle herding. I HATED that we were all sitting in that room and you pretty much held your breathe when a student came to the door because you weren't sure if you were next... it isnt the best way to start out the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish Florida would get rid of these behavorial interviews!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a little worried about the low caseload - both small animal and large animal hospitals seemed a little slow." More from this Member | Report Response

"The construction of the new animal hospital... but hey, it will all be done in a year or so." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview questions were really repetitive... it could have been half as long and gotten the same point across." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were told that parking is a nightmare for vet students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other people that were interviewing! Your supposed to dress to impress, not like your going out to a club/date!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was uncomfortable, formulaic, and impersonal. It was behavioral question after behavioral question. They didn't seem to get to know you well and didn't seem to like some of the questions they had to ask. There's only so many problems and conflicts one can talk about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour wasn't very organized and the student leading the tour didn't seem to know much about the areas that he was showing us." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school did not provide the interviewees with a packet or anything containg information about their school or their programs. All the other schools that I was interviewed at provided those kind of information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the buildings/equipment were older than some schools. But I really don't see this as a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Felt the interview was *mechanical*. They didn't have a program for the day. You just had your interview and then a short tour of the facilities. There was not ''informational session'' or anything like that like other schools do... " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, I got stuck on the one question I found difficult, the rest of the interview was great and the tour was wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew I didn't have to go buy a suit haha! Others can in business casual outfits but not everyone had a suit. Also, I am glad I went to the meet and greet. I was able to talk to other professionals outside of my specific interview committee and interact with the other potential candidates. I do wish I'd focused less on the questions and more on studying what I've done in the past and what I have learned from those experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not sure if it was just me but one of my 3 interviewers had previously seen my application and had made up a couple personalized questions from my app which I really liked." More from this Member | Report Response

"By the time you get an interview (especially in state) you are pretty likely to get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No amount of preparation is enough to actually prepare you for the interview. My nerves definitely got the best of me and I would just say the first thing that came to mind. If I could go back, I would practice these questions over and over again. Also, make you sure you understand the current topics in vet med WELL. They're going to ask you to explain the issues to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"It sounds like they don't always read your application, mine had but I think that is worth noting." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they really do not stray far from a set of questions, most of which are posted here." More from this Member | Report Response

"They basically follow the questions on here to a T" More from this Member | Report Response

"Attending the student panel isn't necessary if you take advantage of asking questions during the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"More information on attire" More from this Member | Report Response

"They do a good job letting you know what to expect. One good thing to keep in mind is to put your best face on for every person you talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you answer questions succinctly and are to the point, your interview may very well end early. There is nothing wrong with this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dress appropriately. Bring comfortable shoes for the tour, and you will have time to freshen up and switch shoes before your interview. It was about 75 degrees F outside, and I was fine wearing slacks and a long-sleeve buttonup, at least until the interview! Everything is air conditioned, but I started to sweat really badly during the interview. Either wear something cool, or bring a jacket to cover up the sweat stains >.<" More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt well informed going in." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it was going to be! I was nervous about being interviewed by 3 people at one time, but it was really lax!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To come with MORE questions that you think you may need. I had so many of my questions answered (before I even asked them!) BEFORE the interview. So when my interviewers asked me if I had any questions, I was lucky that I was able to make one up on the fly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions are "What would you do if..." but the interview was very relaxed and low-stress. There is no reason to worry about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions had been changed from previous years and I basically wasted my time preparing specific answers for specific questions. This interview involved a lot of thinking on my feet." More from this Member | Report Response

"50 minutes is a long time to talk, even though it went by quickly. Be sure to have some water with you!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They follow the questions on this site. End of story. Don't be worried about any off the wall questions. They even say that you can skip a question and come back to it later or take a moment or two within the interview to think of an answer (usually a time when . . .you did something)." More from this Member | Report Response

"nada" More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess some interviewers had read your personal statement? It didn't specifically come up in my interview, but it would have been nice to know that it was possible that your interviewers had read it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing - been there plenty of times. Not only for interviews, but also as a client with my dogs and horses. I know the facilities so well I could give a tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, except I wish I had come the day before and stayed overnight (I drove there 4.5 hours before interview and was sore from sitting for so long)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to wear my high heels for the tour! It lasts a little over an hour...thank goodness I had flip flops in the car for the ride home!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the tour was going to be so long. It was over an hour and a half." More from this Member | Report Response

"BRING IN THE BOTTLE OF WATER that they offer you. It is a good way to stall when asked a difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Florida doesn't believe in ''Reduced Speed Ahead'' signs, but does believe in speed traps." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview questions only were personal ones. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I didn't remember all of my experiences! I recommend writing down your answers when you practice so that you can review them the morning of your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"wear comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Doing the things I mentioned about my preparation for my interview and speaking with current UF veterinary students prepared me a great deal, so there wasn't really anything that surprised me greatly during my visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are lots of grates around the barns! Don't wear heels if you can help it (and if you plan on taking the interview). I also wasn't aware that the questions were going to be behavioral, luckily I practice that method of interviewing for other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The overall interview process wasn't bad. You do need to arrive at least minutes early. I showed up 15 minutes early and they had already taken the group upstairs for an overview of what the school has to offer. Try and make them laugh because that will create a more easy environment for yourself. When they asked what I would do if I didn't get in I said "I'll see you all next year! During that gap time, etc."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know your application (this shouldn't be hard), practice these questions on SDN, and its really just a normal conversation for the interviewers to get to know you : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was no big deal, getting the interview was the hardest part!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone's intentions at UF really are positive. Not only do they want to choose you, then want you to choose UF. Overall it was a truly positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very disappointed in the amount of time it is taking UF" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good experience, it was my first vet school interview and I know different schools do it differently but it helped me prepare for any future interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"They stick to the questions posted here and other places. There were only one or two questions that caught me off guard, but I feel that preparing for questions from other schools and other sources helped me come up with answers quickly. In regard to whether the interview is open or closed file, the two DVM's interviewing you will have read your file and have it in front of them, but the current vet student on the interview panel will not." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was never really grilled, just got wrapped up in a discussion that I think could have been mistaken for grilling because the interviewer was really pushing it, but I think he was genuinely interested in my thoughts. Also they asked a LOT about group dynamics and competitiveness and seemed to be really set on keeping the school more collaborative and friendly than overly competitive which I liked" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are fantastic, and there is a program for pretty much every interest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself, have fun and smile!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There will likely be questions in the interview that SDN will not provide, so look over all your materials and look back at all your experiences. It is much easier and looks better to answer questions with something relevant from your own life." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area seemed lively and bright and exciting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Try not to be nervous! It's so much easier that way!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a question about anything regarding the admissions process, contact the Office for Students and Instruction early and often. SDN is not the be-all, end-all resource, and (contrary to the belief of some) most people on here are not experts nor involved in the admissions process." More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned that clinicals start a bit earlier than they may at some other schools, so this made the program more appealing. There are many opportunities to be involved, and if you take advantage of them you can graduate with more experience than I thought possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was really conversational. The interviewers were two faculty and one student. They asked a lot of questions but were really nice and we laughed and chatted a lot!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by the school overall. There are tons of opportunities for students to learn outside of classes, and the 3rd and 4th year clinicals sound positively amazing! After interviewing, I was sure that UF was my #1, but I'm going to wait to see and compare other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school - Admissions is very very nice. Terri Wheldon is extremely helpful as is Jonathan Orsini. The facilities are very nice and on the clinicals the faculty: student ratios are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good interview the one I felt the best about by far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a great school and the interview day left me with an even more positive impression than I already had. Mr. Orsini is wonderful and so welcoming. His door is always open despite how busy he is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its a behavioral interview. There is no right or wrong answers generally. They just want to see how you get to those answers. RELAX!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful school, tour guides were enthusiastic, overall a much better day than I had expected!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small animal hospital is finished and absolutely PHENOMENAL. The dean referred to it as the best in the world. The people were friendly, but not overly so. Would have liked a welcoming reception of some kind but there was none. Not much information about the program, nor did they give us any info except financial." More from this Member | Report Response

"Free snacks and water in the holding room, take a water with you to your interview. Gives you thinking time and you're talking a lot! Everyone wore a black suit, wear something different so you stand out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seriously, the interview feedback on this site is golden (I got asked many similar or exactly the same questions). Use it to your advantage. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They are in the midst of groundbreaking for a brand new 3-story small animal hopsital that they hope to have finish by late 2010. Interview wasn't entirely "cold" - they knew I had interviewed previously and had my PS in front of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically, draw stories from ALL your experiences - personal relationships, family, jobs, animal, research, travel, etc. Don't just talk about animals. They want well-rounded people who have had different life experiences. I used my sense of humor to calm myself down in the beginning, and it wound up helping me build a repore w/ the interviewers. However, keep it clean if you're going to be witty!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the impression I got of UF this year was much better than last year (I had interviewed in 2008). The students had an amazing attitude and you could tell their class was supportive of one another, rather than competitive. It's also great to know they have a lot of clubs that are all very active. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They re-use the same questions, and the interview is blind, so definitely look over interview feedback and take as many questions from it as you can to practice interviewing. Also, take the water they offer you, and bring it in the room. Your mouth will probably get dry (50 minutes is a lot of talking), and it also gives you a good method of stalling to think about answers to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience was a lot more stressful and less casual than my other interview. I felt very intimidated and like I was being lead around in circles with the questions. The campus and students were great though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the experience was great. I was a little nervous about having 3 people interview me at the same time, but it wasn't bad at all. The interview takes place all over the Academic building in offices and it makes you feel a lot more relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience! Very laid back, I didn't feel nervous at all. I was greeted at the door by a group of first years, one of whom led me to the pre-interview room. They had water and snacks (take the water in the room with you, you'll need it!) and we were able to interact with our fellow applicants and other first-years at the school. The interview panel consists of a UF clinician, another Florida-based veterinarian, and a 3rd or 4th year student. At your appointed time, the student comes to get you and take you to the interview room. It lasts 50 minutes and it really does fly by. I was nervous about that because my previous interviews were all under 30 minutes. Afterwards, you go to a post-interview room where you have a chat with the Associate Dean of Admissions. Each interview group gets a tour and then you're free to go!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great!! I stressed myself out WAY too much, but once I was in the room with the 2 proffs and the 4th year, it was like having a conversation with three old friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic! 12 of us started off in a small conference room where we got to socialize and Dean Thompson explain the procedure to us. Then, our student interviewers came to escort us to our interview rooms. My interviewers were really nice and easy to talk to. After the interview was done, the student took us to a post-interview room where Dean Thompson told us what to expect in the next week. Then we went on a tour of the school. Overall, it was a great experience and I wasn't the least bit nervous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is was not intimidating as thought it would be. The intervieweers are very friendly and they try to make you feel as comfortable as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview had one Professor (DVM), one person who was a local practicing DVM, and the other a senior vet student at UF" More from this Member | Report Response

"Before your interview you stay in a room with the other applicants and there are some first yr students so you can ask them questions,etc. The interview was long...an hour more or less. I felt it would never end. I had one faculty interviewer, one 4th yr student and another guy ( he was an alumni, but I don't know what else he was...). The interviewers were nice and friendly and didn't make me feel uncomfortable. However, the interview felt mechanical. They ask the same list of questions to every applicant and I think they grade you (A,B,C...) on every question. They just had a list of questions to ask me. One question right after the other...a LOT of questions. And b/c they had to ask so many q's I didn;t have time to really expand on my answers. One interviewer asked me about my experiences,etc, the other about ethical q's,etc...the third about behavioral q's. I didnt really like the way they interview applicants. I felt the other interviews I had at other schools that were more *natural*, with no *set* q's were better, and that they interviewers got to know me as a person better. Anyway, just my opinion..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was okay. The questions were very basic though I found them to be redundant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very welcoming and considerate. Dr. Thompson, the interviewers, the tour guides, they all created an environment that I would very much like to be a part of." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall very pleasant. My interview was in the late afternoon, and I showed up an hour early. I went into the academic building of the vet school, found the classroom where we were meant to wait and discovered a nametag and a list of my interviewers. They also had water, sodas and snacks, and freshman vet students in the room to answer questions. Dean Thompson (the dean of admissions) personally came to us and spoke to us for a while before interviews started. Then one of your interviewers would come and fetch you to the room where you would interview. The interviews were scheduled to last 50 minutes, but mine lasted an hour. After the interview was over, I took a tour of the veterinary hospital/academic building." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 53
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 2
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 47
Neutral 7
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.70 56

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 41
Out of state 14

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 20
2-3 hours 14
4-6 hours 14
7+ hours 6

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 14
Automobile 39
Train or subway 0
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 20
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 2
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Orlando Airport

gainesville regional airport

Gainesville airport

Gainesville Regional

Gainesville

JAX

GNV

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 4
Friends or family 4
Hotel 16
Home 9
Other 3

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Americas Best Value Inn.

Comfort Inn University

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Howard Johnson

Marriott

No

Quality Inn University

Red Roof Inn

stayed in St. Augustine with my mom (Castillo Real)

University Hilton

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Americas Best Value Inn.

Comfort Inn University

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Howard Johnson

Marriott

No

Quality Inn University

Red Roof Inn

stayed in St. Augustine with my mom (Castillo Real)

University Hilton

Yes

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 61

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.56 62

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
7.16 61

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.88 49

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.51 49

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.11 47

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Considering Multiple Mini Interviews so there are multiple interviewers and a way to try something new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get back to applicants sooner about their acceptance!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Notify students in a timely manner" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faster turnover time for decisions, UF takes quite a while for interview notification and acceptance notification." More from this Member | Report Response

"Work out the system kinks that slowed the process down this year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mrs. Chaparro and Mr. Orsini are doing a great job! :)." More from this Member | Report Response

"For the early interviews, it may be nice to have a small formal meeting where they present some basics about the school. I was able to ask lots of questions to students and faculty but I would've appreciated a basic intro to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The interview day was wonderful and well organized. I greatly appreciated how transparent Johnathan Orsini was with us about the process and when we would find out our status. He even told us how many people were interviewed for in-state and OOS vs how many spots were available." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because I was on the alternate list for the interview, the office forgot to pass my name along to th" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be nicer on the phone when we call. There were points i felt like I was just being a hassle when i w" More from this Member | Report Response

"More use of email communication would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

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