University of Illinois Veterinary School:
Interview questions for Spring 2002
Questions were 2 parts: scored hypothetical and informal, all interviews held in one day, 20-minute interview. Interviewers (3): a vet school faculty member, a 3rd year student and a local vet
- In the wake of 9/11, what are the responsibilities of a veterinarian regarding terrorism?
- If the practice you worked for called you and asked you to come in on your day off, would you go in (assume another vet called out sick)?
- If you showed up at a dairy farm and the owner greeted you by asking when the real vet was arriving, how would you respond? (assume you are a recent grad)
- You have dinner plans with your significant other and the receptionist sneaks an appointment in for a dog that you have recently seen that is still coughing after the last scheduled appointment, do you stay?
- You are examining your 2nd biggest client?s horse and see what appears to be abuse, what do you do?
- We learn more, sometimes, from our failures than our successes, what is your biggest failure and why? What did you learn from it?
- Veterinary school requires 6-8 hours of class/lab daily in addition to study time, how do you think you would adapt to this?
- You are working in the diagnostic lab with a group in which two members don?t get along, what would you do?
- What specific areas of veterinary medicine are you interested?
- What do you do to relieve stress?
- How did you end up at your current university?
- How did you become involved in pursuing veterinary school?
- Tell us about yourself.
- Do you have any questions for us?
They may ask a few other questions based on the answers given for the ones above.