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"More tour options"
"Rewrite the interview notification. It was little awkwardly written and not really positive."
"The supplemental application for admissions cycle 2013-2014 had multiple digital glitches. I'm hoping that these are worked out and corrected for subsequent cycles. That being said, WSU's IT support person (Brandon Burch) was wonderful and very helpful. He made sure that any and all issues that I experienced with the supplemental were handled and fixed well before the submission deadline. Very responsive and timely."
"I fell in love with the school due to how friendly the staff and students were! It was really great that normal students who not being paid and were not trained came up to me throughout the day to talk about the school and share their enthusiasm. The whole process felt very genuine and non-contrived. They did a wonderful job making applicants feeling welcomed and comfortable."
"Bringing transcripts day of interview has caused lots of headaches for already stressed students when there is a question of equivilency and cuts into interview! adcoms should have cleared all that prior since we go to lots of trouble and expense to get to this point"
"Notify students of lacking prerequisites prior to interview."
"The interview dates could have been more structured. I wish there had been a Q and A or student panel (like other schools had). I was not welcomed when I arrived for the tour, and actually had to track down someone to begin my pre-interview essay. I felt like the admissions office did not take an interest in the students there for interviews, and actually decided not to go to the pizza mixer because of it. The only faculty that spoke with me were the ones conducting the interview."
"Sending info on the classes/other activities offered ahead of time would have been helpful. I flew"
"Distributing the schedule of classes that interviewees may sit in on in advance would be helpful."
"Everyone I met was VERY friendly and was more than happy to go out of their way to introduce themsel"
"Name a time where you made a mistake and what did you learn from it? I blanked on this one and just said I couldn't think of anything off the top of my head"
"What would you contribute to WSU?"
"How do you plan to pay for veterinary school?"
"Compassion fatigue is something that is common to veterinarians. How do you think you would handle this issue?"
"How intending to pay for vet school? When is it okay to lie to patients? Hardest class and how you think it'll help you for professional school?"
"How do you define integrity?"
"What does academic rigor mean to you?"
"Are you a leader or a follower"
"What is your greatest accomplishment so far?"
"Asked about the feral cat population and what should be done"
"So tell us what you learned working at Tasty Burger? I found this really funny cause it was my first question of the interview and really broke the tension"
"Why did you choose to go to your undergrad school?"
"Why vet med instead of human med?"
"What is your opinion on equine cloning?"
"Tell us more about your leadership experience"
"Tell me a little about yourself."
"Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a veterinarian."
"What do you think should be done with unwanted horses?"
"What makes a great vet?"
"Chose from two questions for essay: role of students and professors in education process, and why was basic science needed before vet school."
"My views on the Horse Slaughter Act (Even though it states on my app that I have about 2 hrs of eq experience!)"
"How much would it cost for you to attend WSU? Your in-state school? How much do you expect to make shortly after graduation?"
"Why did you choose to work at a specialty practice?"
"What are 2 of the biggest problems facing vet med?"
"How do you feel about euthanasia?"
"What are some issues in large animal medicine today?"
"What role do veterinarians play in society?"
"What did you learn that was unexpected from working at a vet clinic?"
"Written Questions: choice of two
1) describe the outline of a course you've taken in the past year
2) why is it important for veterinarians to understand zoonotic diseases?"
"neglected horse, o has no money, what to do?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"where do you see yourself in 10 years, ideally?"
"What do you do to relieve stress?"
"Name three of your strengths and three of your weaknesses."
"What field of vet med do you want to go into?"
"Name a time you had to persuade someone to change their mind"
"Questions about how to treat a pet coming in with canine influenza symptoms and the owner demanding antibiotics"
"None were interesting, since they were all things I'd seen on SDN and were pretty straightforward."
"Describe the difference between animal ownership vs. guardianship and explain the implications of these terms for the veterinary profession."
"I was talking about how physics was a struggle for me because naturally my brain does not think that way and they asked me if, to be a vet, people need to have a 'biology brain'."
"Is it ever appropriate to tell a client a white lie"
"If I am a leader or follower."
"That they were asking me questions about if I had enough information about what the school had to offer me and what things might concern me."
"What should be done about the feral cat population? Does your town/city have a Trap Neuter Release program?"
"If you became allergic to horses and could not practice equine medicine, what would your new specialty/career be in veterinary medicine?"
"What does it mean to be a good vet?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Having a client trust you is important. If you worked in a large clinic and only saw a client once, how would you build a bond with that client? "
"What do you do for fun?"
"The first essay question asked about my expectations of the roles of students and professors in a veterinary education."
"What are the most important qualities of a good veterinarian?"
"What were some of the leadership roles you had at your clinic?"
"None of them were particularly interesting...a lot ethical questions though"
"What type of leadership did you demonstrate as an environmental scientist? (this questions pertains only to me, i suppose)"
"If a client came into your practice and asked you to euthanize their healthy pet, what would you do? What would you tell them?"
"What is your favorite book and why?"
"How do you feel about the use of live animals in labs and research?"
"qualities of a leader"
"I work in a VCA hospital: The pros and cons as a vet working in a corporate owned vet practice"
"Name 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses that you posses."
"What are two goals you'd like to acheive in your lifetime?"
"What would you do if you developed allergies and could no longer work with live animals?"
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