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"Extend the length of your interviews and make sure your interviewers seem somewhat interested in your applicants. I had more questions but was cut off before I could ask them."
"The entire process was very smooth. I appreciated that they were more ahead in the cycle than most schools. A virtual tour of the school would be very nice to have."
"If continuing on Zoom, recording to be watched later"
"You're all very passionate about your jobs and the school. You're not allowed to quit your jobs!"
"None. I had great interactions with everyone at the office!"
"Kathy is amazing!"
"The process for confirming my Missouri residency was confusing, but that's the fault of the residency office, not the CVM. Other than that everyone was very friendly!"
"Tell us where to park. I had to move my car because there were not any signs saying we could park in the permit spots."
"Please tell the applicants where to park when they get there to interview."
"I'd suggest considering using email to notify applicants instead of snail mail. It is more cost effective for them plus we spend less time waiting for those darn envelopes to arrive :-)"
"Kathy Seay the admissions director was great. Friendly, hospitable, and efficient"
"Great job getting students for tours, Q&A, ect. I also felt very informed of deadlines, requirements, ect."
"I thought it was a great experience. Only thing I can really fault is that for those of us flying from far away, it's a pretty big expense for only a 15 minute interview."
"None. Everything was fantastic and went perfectly."
"I feel the admissions office does a great job and gives timely feedback with everything that you nee"
"What is unique about the anatomy of a pig?"
"What specialties are you interested in and why?"
"Why are you interested in _________ field/specailty of vet med?"
"What is an ethical dilemma that you've faced and how did you deal with it?"
"What do you do to de-stress?"
"How do you feel about TNR"
"What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare"
"How will Mizzou help you to succeed/why is it the right fit for you? What will be he hardest part about coming to mizzou?"
"Tell me about your research"
"Why should we accept you?"
"What is one of your favorite types of cases? (I have 2 and a half years of experience as a vet tech)"
"What do you think the hardest part of being a veterinarian working in a private practice?"
"What is the difference between animals rights and animal welfare?"
"What was one of your favorite classes?"
"How easy it is to trap a feral cat? (I stated in my application that I am TNR certified)"
"What are the best and worst aspects of veterinary medicine?"
"Who is your role model and why?"
"What are the top five vaccinations you give to horses?"
"What is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights?"
"What is something positive and something negative about vet medicine?"
"They asked about what I had learned in a specific higher-level biology class last semester."
"Are you interested in large or small animal?"
"Tell us about some of your leadership experience?"
"Did you have any leadership experience in your extra-curricular activities, and how?"
"Compare and contrast veterinary medicine and human medicine."
"They questions were all related to my application and the questions that were not directly related to my application other people have already posted."
"You wrote in your essay that in vitro research is one alternative to whole-animal testing, tell us more about it."
"Tell us about your research."
"What would you change about wildlife rehabilitation if you could?"
"What is different between vet med and engineering?"
"My opinion on people keeping exotics as pets."
"Personal questions like do you still teach horseback riding lessons?"
"Are you planning on getting any equine experience? (I have none)"
"What have you been doing since you submitted your application/graduated?"
"What do you plan on doing with a DVM?"
"What is the most important current issue in veterinary medicine?"
"What are some specific traits a vet should have (besides knowledge)?"
"What other things can a veterinarian do besides clinical work?"
"How do you keep up to date on current issues in veterinary medicine?"
"What are/were your favorite and least favorite classes in undergad? Why? (If your answer to either is a science course, then be very prepared to defend your answer because they will prod you about it!)"
"What would you consiter the most rewarding aspect of becoming a veterinarian?"
"This seems like a sudden change for you; why is that? (I'm a non-traditional student.)"
"What do you perceive will be your favorite parts and least favorite parts of veterinary medicine?"
"Tell me about your research."
"What are good qualities of a veterinarian?"
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"What are the best and worst parts of veterinary medicine?"
"What was your biggest disappointment?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"What are your feelings about euthanasia?"
"Why did you pick Missouri?"
"What moment did you realize you wanted to be a veterinarian (outside of childhood), and what steps did you take to get to this point?"
"Where do you see yourself after vet school? What is the path you would take to get there?"
"What is an example of an interesting case you've seen?"
"Why do you have an interest in surgery?"
"how do you feel about fistulated cows"
"Tell me about your leadership experience."
"Tell me about your adopted bunny’s medical issue"
"The questions they ask are very personal to your application."
"How have you prepared to be a veterinarian?"
"How was your fear free education affected your position on behavior? (I'm fear free certified and mentioned it in my essay)"
"How do you deal with confrontation (especially angry clients)?"
"If a pigeon hits a window, falls on the ground beside you, and is still alive, would you take it to a wildlife rehabilitation center? (I interned at a rehabilitation center)"
"What was your least favorite class and what was something you did to make it positive?"
"If there is no veterinary medicine in this world, what would you do?"
"Why should we admit you?"
"They showed me a picture of Edward Snowden and asked who he was and what he did. I think it was to see if I pay attention to current events."
"If you were in a natural disaster zone and had to sort between feral cats and pet cats that were simply highly stressed out, how would you do so? You would be euthanizing the feral cats."
"What is the most common small ruminant where you live? (I want to go into mixed practice and mentioned sm ruminants). And what would you say is the most common ailment you've seen in goats?"
"Tell me about an interesting day at with Dr. So and So? After I described a particular case, did they describe to you what was going on with the case?"
"If you could not work in the Veterinary field what would you do?"
"Can you name a time at the clinic you work at, when you have seen a doctor incorporate a variety of medical knowledge to diagnose a patient?"
"How is public health incorporated into your job? (I had implied that it was part of my job on the application)"
"What did you learn from the places you said you have traveled to? (Interesting because I wrote about traveling to places with my marching band)."
"Do you believe climate change is man-made (related to my research)? Have you heard about the new hybrid sharks found off the coast of Australia?"
"Were you ever injured during your experiences?"
"What do you do to relax?"
"Do I think there's a lot of competition in vet school? Are good grades important in vet school?"
"What vaccines would you give your horse? What vaccines would you give your dog? Asked by the small animal practitioner."
"Tell me about your extracurriculars."
"Of all your extracurriculars which one do you think will help you most as a veterinarian?"
"Which of your extracurricular activities prepared you for a career in veterinary medicine and how?"
"What would you do as a veterinarian if all of the mules suddenly became extinct?"
"Some of the questions on my experiences and how that relates to vet med."
"Does being able to receive in-state tuition after your first year make you want to come to Missouri over other schools?"
"The questions about my background."
"The question regarding which extracurricular activities helped prepare me for (hypothetically) owning my own practice some day. It really made me think objectively about my experiences and how they've all come together to prepare me for a future as a vet."
"Why don't elephants have scrotums?"
"With all of your work experience, have you noticed something that you could improve upon (basically, what's a weakness)?"
"They started off by asking about me playing guitar and going on mission trips etc."
"What are some topics that every veterinarian should be able to discuss with clients regardless of whether that is their specific field or not?"
"With a major like Human Nutrition, are you also interested in becoming a nutritionist for animals?"
"We noticed that you joined the military right out of high school: what was the driving force behind that decision?"
"Explain the difference between Australian Rules football, and American Football (I spent a semester in Australia)"
"Do you plan on staying in an urban area?(could be a trick question - I think they were looking for some rural large animal oriented people)"
"If the field of veterinary medicine didn't exist, what would you be doing?"
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