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  • University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Knoxville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"Name 3 of the most common injuries to a Standardbred racehorse" Report Response

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

"I see you worked at a petting zoo. What are some risks associated with allowing goats, sheep, etc. being put into petting zoos?" Report Response

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

"Do you want to be an equine or small animal veterinarian" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Of the veterinarians you've shadowed, which one do you consider your mentor? how do you feel about horse slaughter? Why don't we just starve them? (My interviewer said the USDA would've agreed with my answer...yay!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were the vet at a racetrack and saw someone hurting a horse, what would you do in that situation? (It was part of my personal statement - I saw some pretty shady things while working at my local raceway)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied the school, talked to a first-year over SDN, read up on some current events from the AVMA" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are great - very spacious, and they are looking to expand it even more. The hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber for horses was cool. The faculty, staff, and students were so helpful and welcoming. Although I was extremely stressed and nervous, the interview was very relaxed and comfortable" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, honestly" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviewers are not on the admissions committee, and that they can change the phase 2 scores they gave applicants, even after theyve handed them in" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/19/2008

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

8 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

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