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"It would have been very helpful if in the interview offer they mentioned how long the tour was going to be. That way students could have planned better when to arrive at the school for the interview and tour."
"I wish the process would occur a little sooner so we could hear an admissions decision more than ten days before our due date to decide. I wish interviews were in early March or February to give us more time to make our decisions."
"Send more updates and information: I received much more from other schools."
"None! Everyone I have communicated with at UTCVM has been helpful, encouraging, and friendly."
"Give an example where my communication failed."
"Why I wanted to be a veterinarian"
"What does the human-animal bond mean?"
"What is the biggest problem facing veterinary medicine right now?"
"What was your hardest class?"
"Why did you choose the University of Tennessee?"
"Why did you minor in French?"
"What do you think are some of the biggest challenges facing veterinarians currently?"
"If you solely studied small animal as your electives in vet school, are you legally allowed to treat a horse? Answer: of course!"
"Tell us a bit about what led you to this point, applying to our DVM program for the class of 2013."
"What is a major problem affecting the Dairy business?"
"Can you walk us through what you feel are some of the highlights of your application?"
"What factors in my life led me to this career choice, and how I think they will help me."
"So, tell us how you arrived at this interview today?"
"What do you think is the biggest international challenge facing veterinarians?"
"Name 3 of the most common injuries to a Standardbred racehorse"
"What have you learned about Tennessee that made you put us on your application list?"
"Tell us about yourself and how you became interested in veterinary medicine."
"What kinds of sacrifices do you feel you will have to make to attend veterinary school?"
"Tell us about yourself."
"Tell us about yourself and your interest in vetmed?"
"What are zoonotic diseases? Name 3 of them."
"Specific questions about my research project"
"Do you know how much this degree will cost?"
"How do you feel about the ownership of exotics? (I have an exotic interest on my application)"
"What role do veterinarians play in public health?"
"Odd question - Why didn't you apply to medical school? Did you ever think of applying to medical school? (Because my mom and grandfather are both involved in human medicine)."
"What similarities do you see between conservation medicine and production medicine?"
"Pertained to application... How do you like team roping and barrel racing?"
"One of the interviewers was familiar with my research area (from my application) and asked me if I had heard of a specific virus, which has some traits in common with a bacteria I researched."
"So, tell us about your dog? (This was completely unexpected, I think one of my LORs mentioned my fanatical relationship with my dog :))"
"Of the veterinarians you've shadowed, which one do you consider your mentor?
how do you feel about horse slaughter? Why don't we just starve them? (My interviewer said the USDA would've agreed with my answer...yay!)"
"Who's your favorite racehorse of all time? :) Totally won me on this one!"
"What do you see as being an issue in large animal medicine in the coming years?"
"Who is Temple Grandin and what is her philosophy about handling cattle?"
"Is a veterinarian's main responsibility to the animal or the client?"
"How can we convince you to attend UT?"
"Why did you apply to Glasgow?"
"Who was the famous alumni from my undergrad school?"
"they have your application (sans grades/gpa) and will ask you anything they find interesting or unusual on it."
"In the future, will slaughterhouses be obsolete due to being able to make meat in petri dishes?"
"What's involved in becoming a board certified specialist? (I had mentioned I was thinking about this)"
"Oh, so you like golf?"
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