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  • Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Pullman
Individual Feedback 2 40 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 27
Negatively 5
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.72 39

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.49 39

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.85 39

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 4
30 minutes 17
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 6
45 minutes 5
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 38
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 34
In a group 5

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 37
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.49 39

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

"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" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you contribute to WSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay for veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compassion fatigue is something that is common to veterinarians. How do you think you would handle this issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define integrity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does academic rigor mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or a follower" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about the feral cat population and what should be done" More from this Member | Report Response

"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" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why vet med instead of human med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on equine cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about your leadership experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a veterinarian." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be done with unwanted horses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a great vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Chose from two questions for essay: role of students and professors in education process, and why was basic science needed before vet school." More from this Member | Report Response

"My views on the Horse Slaughter Act (Even though it states on my app that I have about 2 hrs of eq experience!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much would it cost for you to attend WSU? Your in-state school? How much do you expect to make shortly after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to work at a specialty practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 of the biggest problems facing vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some issues in large animal medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do veterinarians play in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn that was unexpected from working at a vet clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"neglected horse, o has no money, what to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three of your strengths and three of your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of vet med do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Situational, an old lady comes in with her dog that has congestive heart failure, she thinks she waited too long to bring her dog in, what do you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a client's animal boarding at your clinic, and it gets out and runs away. When it is found it has some scrapes, the owner notices this when she comes to pick it up, what do you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how much veterinary school is expected to cost? How do you expect to pay for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a good veterinarian? What makes a good team? How will you adjust to vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits characterize a good team member? A good leader? Describe an instance from your personal history where you exhibited leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the costs of veterinary school? How are you planning on paying for these costs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the best and worst job shadowing experience you've had so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Debate both sides of using animals for research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered how you will pay for your vet school loans and what is the tuition difference between here and your in state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We know from your application that you are really passionate about animal agriculture but how did you get interested in it and was your undergrad your first choice? This is relevant cause I didn't grow up on a ranch or with ag background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was your "aah haa" moment in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the role of a veterinarian in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel are the biggest problems facing veterinarians today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a client brought in an otherwise healthy 2-year dog that had a broken femur (from being hit by a car) that would be easily repaired with surgery, but the cost would be $1200 and they only had $50?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the shortage of food animal vets, what is a big challenge to the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current issues facing vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my opinion on ferral cats and the trap, neuter, return program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable seeking out information on your own and what resources would you use to do so? (I'm not remembering the wording exactly, but it was about keeping up with developments in the field after graduating)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the Horse Slaughter Act?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your veterinary experiences have prepared you for school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the key attributes that make a team successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What areas of research are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the components of the DHLPP vaccine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have i liked/disliked about my prevet experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WSU? Name a current issue facing veterinary medicine today." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your feelings about overpopulation of animals in shelters, etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we do about pet overpopulation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the most important person in a veterinary practice and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how much veterinarians make, and how are you going to pay for this?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name the last book you read" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drew you to veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does a veterinarian's responsibility lie with the patient (the animal) or the owner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about current events and disease outbreaks in vet med. Why do you want to be a vet? How good are you at dealing with major life stresses, how do you cope, and what do you do to relax? How would you advise client who wanted to vaccinate at home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your personal conflict resolution style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where in your veterinary school class do you think you would be ranked?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you prepared to take on the financial cost of veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"People are leaders or followers. What category do you fall under?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WSU and not your in state?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think you would handle the transition from city life to rural living in Pullman" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought of how you will pay back your student loans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the horse slaughter ban?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you approach a situation of a client being unable to pay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views about veterinary ethics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about trap-neuter-release? Some people in southern states have proposed hunting feral cats--what do you think about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have a specific area of vet med you are interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about using live animals for research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is it important to study basic science before medicine? (This was one of the two essay questions, and I had written an answer to the other question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your experiences (not directly related to veterinary medicine) prepare you for the veterinary curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions from my application (It says here that you're a mentor for kids..tell us about that....)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one good thing and one bad thing about clinical practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why WSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the best and worst parts about your job at the hospital you work at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect your life to change by going to vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem you see facing veterinary medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what vaccines given to dogs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the veterinarian's role in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various ethical questions regarding such topics as euthanasia and animal research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to handle the enormous time commitment?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name a time you had to persuade someone to change their mind" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about how to treat a pet coming in with canine influenza symptoms and the owner demanding antibiotics" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were interesting, since they were all things I'd seen on SDN and were pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the difference between animal ownership vs. guardianship and explain the implications of these terms for the veterinary profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"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'." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ever appropriate to tell a client a white lie" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I am a leader or follower." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"What should be done about the feral cat population? Does your town/city have a Trap Neuter Release program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you became allergic to horses and could not practice equine medicine, what would your new specialty/career be in veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be a good vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first essay question asked about my expectations of the roles of students and professors in a veterinary education." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What were some of the leadership roles you had at your clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were particularly interesting...a lot ethical questions though" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of leadership did you demonstrate as an environmental scientist? (this questions pertains only to me, i suppose)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a client came into your practice and asked you to euthanize their healthy pet, what would you do? What would you tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the use of live animals in labs and research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"qualities of a leader" More from this Member | Report Response

"I work in a VCA hospital: The pros and cons as a vet working in a corporate owned vet practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses that you posses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two goals you'd like to acheive in your lifetime?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you developed allergies and could no longer work with live animals?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a time you made a mistake and what did you learn from it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a very specific peice of pending legislature. I had heard of it, but didn't know the name of the bill, so was confused first. Definitely read up on any sort of laws related to vetmed before!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a client's animal boarding at your clinic, and it gets out and runs away. When it is found it has some scrapes, the owner notices this when she comes to pick it up, what do you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The one about disease outbreaks. I had several answers, luckily, but wasn't really expecting it, and they seemed to be looking for a specific answer that I didn't give. Though they did seem a little surprised by my wildlife answers (since I'm small animal focus). The vaccination question, since I blanked on vaccination laws, heh." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't find any of the questions particularly difficult. I will say that, during the interview, USU/WSU emphasized 'soft' skills versus technical/theoretical knowledge. The school was very interested in knowing what type of a person I was- how I interacted on a team, how I saw myself as leader, how I resolved conflict, etc. Much to my surprise, I wasn't asked anything about my extensive background in scientific research, nor about my clinical experience. One member of the panel did want to be sure that I understood what was involved with 'getting from here to there' with respect to my chosen specialty post-graduation from vet school, and asked me a variety of questions pertaining to residency preparation, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us of a time you were in the wrong and had to admit your mistake." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were very easy :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were really difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you decide which elective classes to take." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult - I was not asked anything ethical, behavioral, situational at all. It was entirely conversational, the interview flew by and I was never really *asked* any questions - totally easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between ownership and guardianship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA? Which one is an animal rights organization and which advocates for animal welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none...all very straight forward" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you approach a situation of a client being unable to pay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the biggest problems facing veterinarians internationally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of? (Not that difficult, I just blanked for a second)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Horse Slaughter Act question" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more of a conversation, and I didn't feel stumped or put on the spot by any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues affecting the field of veterinary medicine and what are your recommendations for improvement of these problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you advise a client to do if they had been sold an animal with genetic defects from a breeder? What are the components of DHLPP? (Distemper, Hepatits, Lepto, Parvo, Parinfluenza)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are the terms ''ethical'' and ''integrity'' synonymous to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most interesting case you've seen? (not the toughest question, but i had a mental blank.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two largest issues veterinarians are facing in the world today? How do you feel about using live animals for research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is most important in an vet clinic (Doctor, techs, receptionist, business manager)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two things you want to contribute to veterinary medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what to do with the 5-10 million unwanted dogs in this country" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were particularly difficult.." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with using live animals for teaching purposes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A couple of ethical questions weren't phrased very clearly, so I didn't really understand where they were going." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you acted with integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice questions, researching school, reading my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, looking at possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Looked through typical vet school interview questions, practiced with friends and coworkers (and supervisors)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN questions, mock interview at my school, talking over my answers with friends and coworkers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a non-traditional student (well over 30) and am employed at a major University full time. I took advantage of the career services office at this school, and completed two mock interviews (spaced approximately 10 days apart). These interviews focused completely on behavioral-based interview questions [tell me about a time that you....; describe a situation when you....]. This was very good preparation for the USU/WSU interview. During the first mock preparation, the career counselor pointed out my strengths and weaknesses. For the second appointment, I had corrected those weaknesses and had a much stronger showing. I spoke with a number of trusted confidants regarding my interview and asked them for advice. I reviewed my application materials, as well as all research I had conducted from undergrad forward (over 10 years of history)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interviews...but to be honest the best advice I received was from a WSU vet student right before I went into my interview: Just be yourself! I feel like the interviewers were truly just looking for passionate and genuine applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced questions with a veterinarian that I had shadowed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Past SDN interview questions. Practiced with a friend. Mock interview with 2 professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews with professor, practicing with friends, had an interview at another school before this that helped" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over SDN, went over my application, and just thought about different personal situations and anecdotes." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at questions, reviewed my application, looked up ethical issues/current events (both of which were entirely unnecessary for my interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN, read a ton of current events-even though I wasn't specifically asked-just mentioned during an answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview questions from other schools, interview questions from pre-vet club, internet research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, went over common interview questions, read the website, came up with interesting questions for them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on big issues in vet med. Read about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on SDN. Researched current events in vet med. Prepared questions to ask the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Got up to date on veterinary issues by researching the AVMA website. Read the school's website to have a few questions to ask. Reflected on my life and experiences so I could answer questions thoroughly and honestly, but without stressing over various possible specific questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed list of questions from Illinois' website (no longer available, nor is WSU's), talked with pre-health counselor at undergrad's career office, read recent issues of JAVMA, reviewed VMCAS and WSU supplement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, Read about recent animal legislature (not well enough apparently!), read over my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read through information on the school's website and questions that had been posted from previous interviews on here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent a lot of time going through their website both so that I knew about the school and so that I knew if the school would be a good match for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the newspaper, familiarized myself with current issues in veterinary medicine (avian flu, the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act), got myself a good suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did all the mock interview questions on the website. Had 3 mock interviews with a mock panel. Read a book published by the fomer dean. Got a good suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through VMCAS, read other feedback, watched local news, reviewed zoonoses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the practice questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Used practice questions on WSU's Vet Med website, mock-interviewed at current college, relaxed :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about diseases and went over list of past questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read mock questoins and reviewed diseases" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over mock interview questions on the WSU's site" More from this Member | Report Response

"just went over the basics - why i liked WSU, why i wanted to be a vet, my goals, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over their online interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the AVMA website, researched board certification websites (I noted that I eventually wanted to be board certified in zoological medicine on my app.), etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had other people ask me questions. I focused more on thought/ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved how friendly everyone at the school is, great facilities, lots of opportunities for hands on learning" More from this Member | Report Response

"The veterinary students and staff who came and talked to all the interviewees beforehand, to calm everyone down" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressive campus. State of the art facilities and equipment. Incredibly friendly students and overall a really laidback feel to the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was extremely friendly and was genuinely interested to meet new potential students and get to know them. First-year veterinary students also get hands-on experience at the veterinary teaching hospital, which is apparently uncommon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was super friendly and positive. They didn't try to trick me. The school was lovely. In the waiting room, they had really outgoing students talking to us (voluntarily, in their free time!) and a really cute yellow lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"USU/WSU invited its candidates to a light dinner which was followed by a panel discussion staffed by current students (1st/2nd years). As prospectives, we were encouraged to ask any questions we had about the program. I found this to be very helpful. We also had the opportunity to mingle with current students, administrative staff, and faculty throughout the evening. I found the interview to be low stress, more of a conversation than an interview. What impresses me about USU/WSU generally is the emphasis that the school places on non-competitiveness, teamwork, and collegiality. This is a major thrust of school culture, and a huge selling point of the school from my perspective. This was evident to me from the moment I set foot on USU's campus. Many of the facilities at USU have been recently built/renovated for purposes of the veterinary school, and the animal science program is well established. The small class size (n = 30 total; n = 20 UT, n = 10 OOS) makes for an intimate academic environment where students develop strong relationships with their faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"They staff and students were so unbelievably friendly! Everyone was very down to earth and they students seem very happy. I am not a competitive person and so I really appreciate the school's mindset that it is about collaboration and learning verses 'beating out your classmates for a grade. Also, they have amazing facilities such as the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health and the grizzly bear research facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff, the size of the veterinary hospital, and the diversity opportunities available at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by the community feel of the school. The tour was exciting. After the day was over, I was very excited about their school. Additionally, the community and comradery were very real." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is awesome - faculty, students, facilities, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and how friendly all of the faculty and students were." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewers were fabulous, matched up well with my interests. Hospital tour was nice. Big sib program to pass on old tests and the like." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are SO excited to be at WSU and the faculty are more than willing to help!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the questions, as well as the Director of Admissions, Dr. Talcott. She's great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the interviewers and students at the school..very willing to talk at any time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were extremely friendly, helpful, and happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Teaching hospital was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice. I thought Pullman and Moscow were cute. There was fortunately no snow when I was there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely nice, and I felt the interviewers wanted me to feel comfortable. One of the admissions staff sat in the waiting room with us answering questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice. Also, the fact that you can self time yourself for the 15 minute essay alleviates the stress a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I encountered was very friendly and helpful and the hospital is very state-of-the-art." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody I met on the entire campus seemed very interested in how we, as applicants, were feeling and if they could do anything to help. I felt very comfortable in Pullman and at WSU by the time I had my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, professors, and residents in Pullman are all genuinely friendly and enthusiastic about the school. On our tour, a 4th year student in the large animal hospital invited us to observe a surgery in a cow. This seemed indicative of the friendly culture that WSU fosters." More from this Member | Report Response

"Moscow is a nice town. Students were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cancer treatment room is pretty darn cool! The teaching hospital is still pretty new and is really nice!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very helpful and enthusiastic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice - the other interviewees, the interviewers, the students, faculty, and staff. They all wanted us to get a good feel for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The greyhound in the waiting area, people very friendly, especially students." More from this Member | Report Response

"the comraderie of the classes, the tour guide, the overall friendliness of everyone I met, being able to sit in on classes. Most of all, sitting in a room with other interviewees and being able to commiserate." More from this Member | Report Response

"the laid back atmosphere of the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were top-notch, the Palouse region is gorgeous, people were friendly, students seemed happy and down to earth. Weather was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were SO nice. facilities were top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The teaching hospital is new and beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The absolute, all-around nicest people are here from the students, to office staff, to the admissions committee! Also, they had a nice greyhound in the interview waiting room - he made my nerves vanish!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The VTH is pretty new and has a lot of equipment. Also, one can freely move into the hospital from the rest of the school, so if you have 10 minutes between classes you can quickly run over there and see what's going on. The campus is very nice, and there are comfortable chairs in the lecture hall. The faculty and students seemed happy that everybody there had chosen to accept the interview invitation." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The stiffness and condescension of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather. Rainy and overcast the day I interviewed :(." More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital was nearly empty in the middle of the day during the week. There didn't seem to be a lot going on, and everyone seemed to have plenty of time to come talk to us about things (which was nice, but I was curious as to why they weren't busier). I had to walk all the way across the building to the place where we interviewed from where we waited, which was kind of awkward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I lived in Logan previously so knew what I was getting into as far as the town is concerned (I did not, however attend Utah State at any time in my educational history prior to vet school). Logan is a small town. If you're looking for an exciting, urban lifestyle, neither Pullman or Logan will be your type of place. If you're into the outdoors, both Pullman and Logan have a ton to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish the school was closer to Seattle" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had looked at doing undergrad at this school and was not impressed back then, having come back to a beautiful facility with such nice staff, I have to say they really made me excited about their veterinary school" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the country but the school is in the absolute middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The girl who was giving the main tour was kinda ditsy and didn't really know the answers to a lot of my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pullman is really, really, really small." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers looked extremely bored; he even looked at the clock!" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"There does not seems to be much of a wildlife program, but there are opportunities if one seeks them out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was less conversational than others and although it was open-file, I was not asked about my experience/preparation (my questions were entirely situational/ethical and financial)." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't more scheduled tours. The only tours scheduled while I was there occurred during the pizza party and during my interview. So I didn't get to go on a tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"I disliked writing the essay in the waiting room with everyone, but suppose that was part of the point: to see how you dealt with the noise and distractions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I really like the small town atmosphere. Probably the only thing was that the town was not very diverse..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, only because I'm used to more urban areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to do a 15 minute essay before my interview. It was extremely difficult to concentrate since the only space to write it was in the admissions office where lots of interviewees and students were talking pretty loudly. Maybe a test of skills in concentration and writing under pressure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pullman has very soft water. Ew. The Pizza mixer was too crowded, not enough pizza, hard to tell who was an applicant and who was a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the students we saw were very enthusiastic about being there... a little discouraging" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pullman is really not for me. Due to its size, I would prefer a larger city with more diversity and culture." More from this Member | Report Response

"My panel of interviewers did not ''mesh'' well together. They interacted well with me, but not necessarily with one another." More from this Member | Report Response

"While the campus is nice, Pullman is not great." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were small and a bit outdated except for the teaching hospital. The very isolated rural location limits the number & varitey of cases you would encounter" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask basically the same questions to all the interviewees; I felt that it was very impersonal, and I almost felt like they didn't really care who was sitting in the chair." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather in Pullman isn't the best and it's about an hour and a half away from the major airport." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have time for a question this time" More from this Member | Report Response

"There would be a lot of situational and current event questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That everyone was so personable. It would have taken a lot of the stress off of me for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they are allowed to ask you "illegal" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How awesome the vet school people are. I think I'll fit right in here." More from this Member | Report Response

"All classes at WSU vet school are pass/fail. They had a student rank system but have to ask the school in order to find out your rank...I love the lack of competitiveness!" More from this Member | Report Response

"WEAR A SUIT. I planned on a blouse and trousers and was told 3 days before that most people would be wearing suits so I went out and bought one and was glad I did!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt very prepared. I have friends who are current students, so their support and suggestions prepared me well." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the planes aren't always able to land at the Pullman airport due to weather conditions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't fly into Pullman!!! They almost diverted my flight to Lewiston due to "windy weather" in Pullman, and I would have had to take a very expensive taxi up to Pullman. Most people said they fly into Spokane instead and drive down." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview isn't stressful at all! While waiting for my interview, students and professors stopped by and chatted, which really calmed my nerves." More from this Member | Report Response

"About the HSUS/ASPCA thing...I got it mixed up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they had not notified me of lacking prerequisites - have to take a summer course if I get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The written essay is really easy and not a big deal at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the interviewers were...I would have been much less stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The classes available to sit in on that day were very early in the morning (8 AM and 9 AM), and I did not get to the campus until about 11:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"Random fact: Jo-C (almost 2 years old) is a dog that sits in the office to keep you company and hopefully relax you. I was worried that I would get distracted when I was writing my essay, but the timing wasn't an issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt pretty prepared (mostly because of what I read on SDN!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. But our plane was delayed 3.5 hours on the way back. So bring a lunch/snack with you to the airport." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can gain Washington residency your second year." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wore a suit, as did most people. There were a few people that did not, and they said they felt out of place and under-dressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"flights are often diverted from PUW (Pullman/Moscow ariport) to Lewiston (ID) due to weather/fog." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be nervous about the interview. The interviewers put me at ease right at the beginning and I wasn't at all nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a pretty foggy drive from Spokane to Pullman. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

What are your general comments?

"The interview feels formulaic, like you are only a number, and like they may have already made their decision and are trying to catch you making aa mistake." More from this Member | Report Response

"WSU seems really lovely and they have some of the nicest people I've ever met. I had 2 professors interviewing me and a "vet from the community."" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a reason that cliches are called cliches- in your interview, remember to be yourself. When I interviewed for the panel at USU/WSU, that's exactly what I did. I made no bones about who I was, and didn't attempt to give the committee what I thought it 'wanted to see/hear.' I showed them who I was, live and in the flesh. Don't be afraid to be authentic and show your true colors. A current USU/WSU first year gave me some excellent advice via SDN prior to my interview. Once you make it to the interview stage, remember the following: The admissions committee is already very interested in you as an applicant- now your job is to remind them why. Good luck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is by far my favorite of the four I have interviewed at, the people are so friendly and Pullman is beautiful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVELY school" More from this Member | Report Response

"So my plane was late and I missed the first half of the tour. The Student Service Specialist was kind enough to take us on a tour to go over what we missed and really gave us a lot of imformation and was really friendly. The faculty were amazing and happily stopped to introduce themselves and awnser questions we may have had. The Student Service Specialists dog kept students company in the waiting area. I was the last interview of the day and the interviewers were still really upbeat and really friendly and gave me a awesome interviewing experience. All in all great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish it were easier to get to Pullman, but I was glad I made it out for the interview - my interviewers got me excited about the school and sold their program to me pretty well. The waiting room was full of current vet students who really made me feel at ease and kept me entertained while I waited. WSU seems like a really friendly, supportive environment and I was glad I made it out for my interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"BE YOURSELF! I was told right before my interview to make eye contact and be confident." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think WSU is a great school; everyone is very nice and approachable,and the interview process wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was hard and I was nervous, but I'm glad it's over now! The facilities as WSU are fantastic, and the students were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"very laid back process and actually fun for me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely friendly and helpful student body; teachers seem friendly as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have forgotten most of the questions they asked me. Nerves are a great memory eraser... The format was very free-flowing and conversational, with follow-up questions to answers I gave. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was basically a conversation...we actually ran out of time:) We could have talked much longer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed by visit to Pullman and Spokane. Everyone was incredibly nice and I hope to be back soon!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was much more relaxed than I expected it to be, particularly after reading other students' experiences in this feedback section." More from this Member | Report Response

"The pizza mixer was a fun way to talk to professors and students. I got some good advice about fulfilling prerequisites and housing in Pullman there. Also, a few interviewees wore jeans or cords to the interview, while others wore suits. In my opinion, it is much better to get a suit or a good pair of slacks and a professional shirt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were very nice, made a good effort to get to know me. It was more like a conversation than an interview, after they had gotten the ethical/technical questions out of the way. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty stressful! They didn't really want to converse and just kept firing questions at me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was nervous and didn't have such a great interview. The students here were really friendly though, and I enjoyed the rest of my experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience was pretty much what I expected. The facilities were great, the students were very eager to tell you anything you wanted to know. The interview was more relaxed. I didn't feel like I was under much scrutiny." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers was quite friendly & open, the other was reserved." More from this Member | Report Response

"great!! three-on-one, but really informal. surprisingly, i had met with tw of the interviewers before (unbeknownst to any of us beforehand), so a lot of the interview was the basic questions, but also a follow-up on my conversations from before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to write a 15 minute essay answering one of two questions. There was a greyhound in the waiting room which really helped to calm me down before I went in. My interview was supposed to be about 30 minutes but ran to about 35 minutes. The interview itself was more like a long, guided conversation. The interviewers were sincerely interested in me, asking me questions that I know they hadn't planned to ask me. They weren't afraid to laugh and seemed to actually enjoy the interview. Of all the interviews I had gone to, WSU was the only one that I felt I had shown the interviewers who I really am. " More from this Member | Report Response

"very positive. you write a 15 minute essay when u first get there, and then proceed to your interview. it was very laid back and conversational. they were all very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like it; it was more like an interrogation. They kind of had an attitude of ''we're the best'' and I never felt that they really conviced me of why I would want to go there (I'm out of state)." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was fun and very conversational. Also, interviewees have 15 minutes to do a written response to a prompt question prior to the interview. Late in the evening, the current vet students hosted a pizza party for interviewees to mix and mingle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was pretty good. They were running about an hour late, so that was a little annoying. The interviewers seemed to enjoy the interview, and didn't make it hard or push me further on any questions. I have heard that those who are questionable admits have their interview with the chair of the admissions committee and they had tougher interviews (more medical type questions and interviewers telling them they probably wouldn't get in, so what will you do instead?). You also have to spend 15 minutes writing an essay responding to a topic they give you (ours was about the veterinarian's role in preventing an H5N1 outbreak in the US). Overall, though, the interview was very relaxed and pleasant." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 30
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 1
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 27
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 35

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 17
Out of state 20

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 1
2-3 hours 7
4-6 hours 15
7+ hours 13

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 25
Automobile 12
Train or subway 0
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 7
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 3
$401-$500 7
$501+ 11

What airport did you use?

Pullman/Moscow regional airport

Seattle airport

Spokane, WA

Pullman/ Moscow Airport

Seattle -> Pullman (not recommended! fly to Spokane!)

Lewiston/Pullman

Spokane International Airport

Spokane

Pullman

GEG

PUW

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 5
Hotel 29
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Hawthorne

Hawthorne Inn

Hawthorne Inn & Suites

Hilltop Inn

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express - and I HIGHLY recommend it!

Holiday Inn Express - FANTASTIC, free shuttle anywhere you want, wonderful rooms, free breakfast

Holiday Inn Express...they were so WONDERFUL!

La Quinta Inn, Moscow, ID

Quality Inn Paradise Creek

Super 8 Motel in Moscow, ID

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Comfort Inn

Hawthorne

Hawthorne Inn

Hawthorne Inn & Suites

Hilltop Inn

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express - and I HIGHLY recommend it!

Holiday Inn Express - FANTASTIC, free shuttle anywhere you want, wonderful rooms, free breakfast

Holiday Inn Express...they were so WONDERFUL!

La Quinta Inn, Moscow, ID

Quality Inn Paradise Creek

Super 8 Motel in Moscow, ID

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.79 38

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.18 38

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.03 38

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.12 26

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.69 26

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.44 25

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More tour options" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rewrite the interview notification. It was little awkwardly written and not really positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"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" More from this Member | Report Response

"Notify students of lacking prerequisites prior to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sending info on the classes/other activities offered ahead of time would have been helpful. I flew" More from this Member | Report Response

"Distributing the schedule of classes that interviewees may sit in on in advance would be helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met was VERY friendly and was more than happy to go out of their way to introduce themsel" More from this Member | Report Response

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