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  • University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Saskatoon
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What is COTA?" Report Response

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

"What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare?" Report Response

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

"What are the five freedoms of animals?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can’t recall." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If someone wants to euthanize a perfectly healthy dog and won’t listen to anything you have to say, what do you do? They persisted and said the person would take the dog into a ditch and shoot it with the loaded gun they had in their vehicle if I didn’t euthanize. They took my response of calling the cops as unacceptable." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched online, looked at school website, asked my mentor questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The panel I had was not great. Specifically, there was one very rude panel remember who would raise her voice at me and belittle me. I get that they want someone to put pressure on you to see how you handle it but I think she went very over the top." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known it would be so intense. Everyone says the panel is so friendly and makes you feel comfortable, but what I didn’t know is that there are two separate panels. As luck goes I didn’t get the friendly one that everyone had been raving about. I also wish I knew more about Ag. Being a UofR student and being a part of the SK pool, they expected me to know so much about agriculture when UofR doesn’t have any ag classes. I feel it was very unfair and probably mostly USask students are successful over Regina students for the 20 SK spots." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wasn’t thrilled with how the interview went. All of that aside I feel the one panel member destroyed my chances of a good interview. Being a vet, I know I would face difficult clients and have issues many days. But I wasn’t expecting to have a panel member attack me so I was a little shocked and I feel like that made the last 35 minutes of my interview just continue roll downhill at full speed." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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