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  • University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Davis
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"They asked me about 10 questions, but started with: What have you been doing since submitting your application and where do you see yourself 10 years from now? (this was the "icebreaker" question)" Report Response

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

"Is there anything that you hoped we would have asked you that we didn't? What makes you memorable/why should we pick you for our program? (ended with this one)" Report Response

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

"If you were to evaluate the effectiveness of treating a tendon with stem cells, where would be a good place to start this project? (I did stem cell research/treatment work summer 2009)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Define 2 nouns for me. "Sarcoid" and "Hinney." (I am equine track so this made sense)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If a 17 year old girl brings in her 20 year old pleasure horse who will need serious surgery due to colic and may experience complications afterward and the girl cannot afford surgery what do you tell her? Follow-up questions: Does your answer change if the horse is only 5 years old?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback, practiced some questions by myself (not out loud), had 2 previous interviews (the ultimate practice), researched some issues in vet med." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the staff and the interviewers! They made me feel so much more relaxed before and during my interview. The interview workshop/orientation was awesome as well. The facilities are gorgeous and the 1st year students who hosted everything were awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of communication before my interview invite, but basically everything else was amazing and I love Davis and have nothing negative to say." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How nice everybody was and how not stressful it would be. Also, I wish I had known what a sarcoid and a hinney were :) Davis prepared me really well for this interview though." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was definitely my most positive interview experience (I've only done 3 total, but still...). And Davis is a beautiful school. The students are so much fun and the professors are incredibly friendly. And the anatomy lab is really really really cool :)" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

10 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Once I received an interview invite, they were awesome, but before that I really had no idea what the status of my application was so I think it would be nice if they could notify us sooner at least of approximate dates for what's going on." Report Response

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