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  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • West Lafayette
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"You're a small animal clinician and someone brings you a puppy who's parvo positive. The owner can't afford treatment and wants you to euthanize it. What would you do?" Report Response

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

"Narcotics are strongly regulated in the US. You're an associate vet in a multi-vet clinic and you suspect another one of the vets is smuggling narcotics because they have not been properly documenting dosages. What would you do?" Report Response

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

"You make a farm call to a residence that owns about 30 goats. The herd is living in pretty deplorable conditions (small enclosure, limited shelter, no grass). The owners have lost 3-4 kids in the past week and you suspect the herd is infected with parasites. What would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a time when you had to deal with an issue relating to diversity. (My interviewer was the director of Office of Diversity Initiatives, so this was probably unique to her)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Vet school can be very demanding, overwhelming, and stressful. How do you plan on dealing with all the stress?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading the SDN interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The organization of the interview day was outstanding. They had different seminars to attend throughout the day so there wasn't much down time. The students and faculty were super friendly and welcoming and I could tell they truly love Purdue. I even got the opportunity to attend one of the 1st year ANI classes (problem based learning) and the students were very inviting and treated me like one of their own. I also thought it was great that Dean Reed was mingling with interviewees throughout the day and genuinely seemed interested in each and every applicant. The banquet they held at the end of the day was also much nicer than expected with great food and further faculty/student involvement." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The teaching hospitals (small and large) were a bit outdated, but still very functional. I wouldn't say this was necessarily a negative though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The day is VERY long... 14 hours! So I'm glad I wore flats instead of heels. I wish I would have eaten a bigger breakfast beforehand because they do have some small danishes and donut holes, but it's limited. That being said, there is a cafe in the vet school with inexpensive sandwiches and wraps so you won't starve." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really impressed by Purdue. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and the admissions staff were so organized. Everyone continuously talked about the "family" atmosphere at Purdue, and with such a small class size, I truly think they mean it. It seems like everyone gets along very well and is there to support each other in any way possible." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Purdue Memorial Union

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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