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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"So, tell us how you arrived at this interview today?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about your previous experience at your former job (it had nothing to do with vet med) and how you can translate some of your skills/experiences to the practice of veterinary medicine" Report Response

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

"If you have a client that wanted to euthanize their perfectly healthy pet or a pet with a very treatable issue, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So, tell us about your dog? (This was completely unexpected, I think one of my LORs mentioned my fanatical relationship with my dog :))" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So, you've spoken a great deal about your desire to work with people and your past experiences and current interest in public health . . .why not just go to public health school? (this one just caught me off guard . . I was totally expecting the "why vet school" question just not framed in this context . . .I definitely babbled my way through it . . .blah)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"re-read my application a gillion times, had coworkers read it and come up with questions, mock interview, read CDC, AVMA, TVMA, etc websites, practiced in front of a mirror. Basically, tried to do everything I could to be prepared for any type of question . .. naturally, they only asked me a couple of questions that I had specifically prepared for." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Thoroughly impressed with the approachibility of the professors, interviewers, and students. This has been discussed already on other feedbacks but I can't reiterate how NICE and accomodating everyone was. There was no "good cop/bad cop" or disenchanted students. Everyone really seemed to want to make you feel at home and did what ever they could to calm your nerves" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing in particular" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think this is the first year they did this . . but my interview team consisted of 2 faculty members and one general practitioner from the Knoxville area (which offered a different perspective). Also, the stress level I indicated above was completely due to my own neuroses and not any stress that the interviewers put directly on me . . .they could not have been more cool and laid back." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn Dwntown

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 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?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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