Veterinary Physiologist Interview Preparation Guide
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Veterinary Physiologist based Frequently Asked Questions in various Veterinary Physiologist job interviews by interviewer. These professional questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answers posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

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2 :: Explain me what extracurricular activities are you engaged in?

I was actively involved in the pre-veterinary club at my undergraduate university which gave me a breadth of experience and exposure to various fields in the world of veterinary medicine. I am also an active runner, and will be competing in my first full marathon in January at Disney World. Finally, I thoroughly enjoy reading a good book, whether it is educational or not. If I find it interesting, I feel that I will gain informational knowledge or knowledge from the perspective of another, something that is so invaluable in today's world.

3 :: Tell me what interested you in our program specifically?

Small animal surgery as well as wildlife medicine. I have explained my interest in both of these areas of veterinary medicine and would love the opportunity to pursue them at Midwestern university. The new state-of-the-art on campus facilities will also allow me as a student to gain access and familiarity with the latest technology in veterinary medicine, leading to a more efficient and accurate veterinary practice. I also realize that there is a shortange of veterinarians in the state of AZ, and would be very interested in opening up or joining a practice in Arizona after attaining a DVM license. I realize how important the veterinary role is, and would be honored to contribute to the growing field of veterinary medicine in AZ, helping to expand veterinary care and awareness there. (**also could mention community service outreach and education. giving back to the commuity--on presidents honor roll for community service. incorporated in to curriculum.)

4 :: Explain me how would you describe integrity?

Integrity to me is what you do and how you act when no body is looking. To me it's doing the right thing, regardless of who is around or watching. Sticking to my values and internal moral code that I was raised with allows me to do this, as well as my conscience.

5 :: Tell me can dogs get pink eye?

To answer this question let’s first define pink eye. Pink eye is a very general term that simply means conjunctivitis, which is inflammation of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball.

Dogs can get conjunctivitis due to a wide range of causes. So technically the answer is yes, dogs can get pink eye – which is just another name for conjunctivitis.

6 :: Tell us the most creative work related project you completed?

What is the importance of being educated on animal sciences.

7 :: Explain me why did you apply to this particular company?

I knew it was a fairly new, up to date program, and felt that it would be a great place for me to attend veterinary school. Not only are the laboratory instruments new and state of the art, but everyone is fresh at the school, which I feel fosters an environment for cohesiveness when working as a team as well as a positive atmosphere where the drive to succeed and learn thrives.

8 :: Explain about a time when you had to trust your own judgement?

a time when I was lost maybe? In south africa?? Extubating?

9 :: Tell me how do you make decisions?

I make decisions by making a pros and cons list in my head first. From that, I usually develop a feeling for which decision is the best option. I often run through scenarios in my head and analyze the different outcomes. When needed, I consult with others, as I feel different perspectives can be invaluable in any blind spots that I may have.

10 :: Explain me why do my dog’s eyes always have discharge/tear stains?

A small amount of clear discharge from the eyes can be normal in some dogs, but this normally does not lead to staining of the hair below the eyes. If your dog has excessive tearing there may be a problem with the eyelids or the eyeball itself. There are many different causes of excess discharge and your dog may need a full eye exam from your veterinarian to determine the cause.

11 :: Tell me why do you want to be a veterinarian?

I want to be a veterinarian because I have an interest in the ever-changing, growing field of medicine. Learning about how the body works fascinates me. In particular I want to do veterinary medicine because I want to be able to work with the two things that I love--both animals and people, and want to be able to see the results of me making a difference through my personal skills that I will learn in veterinary school. (quality of life--life is the most important thing).

12 :: Tell me what do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

My greatest weakness is definitely my little farm animal experience. While I did have some exposure to farm animals through the pre-veterinary club at my undergraduate university, I know that there is so much to learn and experience in that field. However, I feel that my lack of experience in that area can be made up for my my strengths in other areas. For example, I have a strong background in small pet animal nursing duties, which I can use in teamwork during veterinary school by assisting other students who may not have as much clinical experience. I can also apply sterile techniques and other skills that I've learned, like inserting a IV catheter, to other animals. I feel that the skills that I know well and am confident in will aid me in a farm animal setting, and I am very willing and open to learning about farm animals.

13 :: Explain what are some of the most important issues you see facing veterinarians currently and in the coming years? How will you deal with these?

Debts from veterinary education
hard working staff on feet all day!
changing standards, emerging trends, and new drugs, therapies, and treatments in field. staying on top of it is key! Also education on over-population and having good spay-neutor promotion/program.

14 :: Tell me what aspects of your life's experience make you a good candidate for veterinary school?

I have worked with different veterinarians for about six years, and have seen different kinds of practices (corporate and privately owned). I also have experience working at the front desk as a receptionist, running lab tests, and performing nursing duties--including interacting with clients and explaining medications, diseases, etc. I also grew up with pets in my home, and have developed strong compassion for both people and animals. My study abroad experience in South Africa also makes me a great candidate for veterinary school because I was able to adapt quickly to a different setting and learned an area of veterinary medicine that was new to me, including wildlife education and conservation.

15 :: Tell us if you were accepted to two veterinary schools of your top choice, what would you do to decide between the two?

To decide between the two schools, I would consider which program had stronger fields and areas for me to develop my skills in small animal orthopedic surgery, or my other interests in pathology and radiology as well as animal behavior. If there was a certain veterinarian with whom I could possibly have the opportunity to work with for orthopedic surgery, I would factor that in to my decision. I would also consider the way classes are taught and how much clinical experience is required. I feel that I would benefit from more clinical experience because over the years I have become aware that I am a hands-on learner.

16 :: Tell me are dogs really color blind?

Dogs do see color. The colors they see are just more dull. Dogs don’t have as many types of cones (photoreceptor cells) in their retina (at the back of their eye) and these cones are what allow the eye to process color vision. But dogs have more rods (another type of photoreceptor) which actually allows them to see better than their human counterparts in dim light conditions.

17 :: Do you know what are your specific goals in veterinary medicine?

Ideally I would like to pursue a specialty in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation services for pets who have undergone orthopedic surgery. I have seen a few orthopedic surgeries and also find it amazing to be able to heal problems in pets that could not have healed without surgery. It gives these pets the opportunity to have a higher quality of life. I am open to other areas, such as farm, animal behavior, and/or oncology/radiology, but my firm interest remains in the orthopedic realm of veterinary medicine.

18 :: Explain me what responsibilities do veterinarians have ensuring food safety?

zoonotic diseases. The role of the Veterinary Services
has traditionally extended from the farm to the slaughterhouse, where veterinarians have a dual responsibility epidemiological surveillance of animal diseases and ensuring the safety and suitability of meat. The education and training of veterinarians, which includes both animal health (including zoonoses) and food hygiene components, makes them uniquely equipped to play a central role in ensuring food safety, especially the safety of foods of animal origin. preventitive approach. farm leve;--hygeniec conditions and surveillance for diseases and how to avoid, eliminate, or control food safety hazards. foodborne disease --> contamination

19 :: Explain about a time when you used empathy to help another person cope with a difficult experience?

My best friend of five years and roommate Julia recently learned that her 14-year old dog with arthritis broke his leg, and the veterinarian found tumors that had metastasized all over his leg and probably to other areas of the body. Her parents decided to euthanize the pet. Julia was crying, and I talked with her for a few hours about her dog Sampson. I canceled my plans for the night so I could be there for her, and shared that I went through a similar situation with my dog C.J. the year before. I explained that no situation was the same, but I could see the deep pain she was experiencing and could relate well. I shared her tears that night as well as my own thoughts--that although death and loss are scary and permanent, she'd watched her dog sampson struggle for months walking with arthritis, and that he wouldn't be in pain any more. His quality of life would've been poor with a wheelchair, and although it's the most painful thing to do to decide to euthanize your beloved pet, Sampson would be free of pain. I canceled my plans for the next day as well so I'd be able to take her to the airport as well, so she'd be able to spend time with Sampson for the last time. I also gently let her know that I am there to talk or just be there whenever she needs me for support--that's what friends are for.

20 :: Tell us what college subjects did you like best/least? Why?

I liked animal behavior and physiology best. Animal behavior incorporates some of my psychology background as a psychology major, and I have always had a desire to understand animal behavior and investigate the reasons behind why certain animals act as they do. I enjoyed physiology also because I find it fascinating to learn about how the body works. I never find my mind wandering in these classes, and feel that they are pertinent to my future. Thus, I feel that my interest is indicative of my sustained interest in veterinary medicine. My least favorite subject was the second portion of organic chemistry. While I enjoyed the subject matter, I did struggle with learning the content. I have liked every class that I've taken to a varying degree, but this class was more than a challenge for me. I love a good challenge, but I wasn't able to make a major breakthrough in this class despite my persistent efforts to learn the subject matter.