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  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Blacksburg
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

2

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)?

"So, in what area of veterinary medicine do you see yourself? Research, private practice, corporate, education?" Report Response

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

"How would you explain the situation to a child where the family had to relinquish their dog because they could not afford the veterinary care?" Report Response

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

"How would you handle an irate owner who refuses to pay her $300 vet bill because her dog died despite your best efforts?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if the owner who brought in their dog (who was hit by a car) was bitten?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So would you say you don't possess the qualities to be a good teacher? (after I mentioned that I hadn't given much thought to becoming a teacher and that was not where my main interests were)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"practiced answering sample questions I found online" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everyone was extremely friendly and enthusiastic. some of the students came over on their break and started telling us about the school and reassuring us about the interviews" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was not too impressed with the facilities, there were hardly any windows, it was kind of a dreary place. The Blacksburg area in general, while pretty, seems like there's not too much to do. I'm not sure if that will matter much, as I will be very busy in vet school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They will try to corner you in the interview--be prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I think it went well. The people are friendly and willing to answer questions." 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?

4 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2009

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 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?

10 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?

5 out of 10

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