Most veterinary schools will interview applicants as part of the selection process. The interview method used varies between schools. Some will offer multiple mini-interviews, which consist of several different stations or small interview scenarios. Others will have fewer, though potentially longer, interviews. The selection process may also include assessed individual or group tasks, tests and additional questionnaires.
The types of questions asked at interview may vary, from more traditional questions to semi-structured questions or tasks which are designed key skills or attributes. Remember to prepare for your interview by thinking about why you want to study veterinary medicine and the skills and attributes you possess which make you a suitable candidate. Focus your preparation on reflecting on your experiences and what they have taught you, and give real life examples to back up any point you make. It is a good idea to demonstrate that you are engaging with the field outside of your work experience and school work, for example, by keeping up-to-date with current veterinary and science news.
Before the selection day, make sure to carefully read any information given to you about the style and structure of the interview and use it to prepare accordingly. Applicants can find read My Vet Future’s interview tips.