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  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Are you familiar with PETA? Do you think there is a difference between animal welfare and animal rights? What are your opinions on research animals? What do you think of animals used for cosmetics testing?" Report Response

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

""Are you interested in small animal or large animal?" I answered large animal, so they then asked "Do you know the average salary for a large animal vet?" I answered yes, as most of my professors have told me as a LA theriogenologist hopeful, I'm destined to be tired and poor. They laughed at that, it eased the tension." Report Response

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

"Give an example of a characteristic that you possess that will help you as a veterinarian? You don't necessarily have to give animal-related examples to explain your choice." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Pretend you are the head vet at your small animal practice. One of your technicians administers an antibiotic dose 10x too high for an animal, and the animal goes into renal failure. What do you do? Later, they asked how far would I go before firing the tech?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""You are part of a student committee. You have just been granted a new computer technology room, with new computers and printers for student school work. The printers are supposed to be used just for school-related things, but people in your committee have openly stated that they plan on using it for other things. What do you do in this situation?" I was expecting some behavioral questions, but this one was honestly kind of... stupid. I feel like we spent way too much time on it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN posts, practiced questions with friends and family." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful facilities! For the early admissions interview, we were allowed to shadow students on clinicals, so I got some neat insight to student life. Everyone was very friendly there, especially the admissions director Jonathan Orsini. He has a very dry sense of humor, it really eliminated the stress of being there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the clinical rotations seem kind of random... the LA students were on like 4 cases at once, and went from one case to another. I guess that's like real life as a vet in a huge facility like this, but I would have like to see one case through like you would for an ambulatory practice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Dress appropriately. Bring comfortable shoes for the tour, and you will have time to freshen up and switch shoes before your interview. It was about 75 degrees F outside, and I was fine wearing slacks and a long-sleeve buttonup, at least until the interview! Everything is air conditioned, but I started to sweat really badly during the interview. Either wear something cool, or bring a jacket to cover up the sweat stains >.<" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed by the school overall. There are tons of opportunities for students to learn outside of classes, and the 3rd and 4th year clinicals sound positively amazing! After interviewing, I was sure that UF was my #1, but I'm going to wait to see and compare other schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Gainesville airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Howard Johnson

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/4/12

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?

7 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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