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    Hey I have my interview scheduled in about 2 weeks, and she told me "dont' expect to be here less than 4 hours." I was just wondering if that was the "norm" for other people's interviews. If it is going to last that long, does anyone have any ideas what I will be doing? I am meeting her at the animal hospital, so I don't know if this will be more like a "working" interview or what! After reading some of the posts, where people had their interview at Star Bucks' and other's were grilled for a couple of hours at animal hospitals, I wasn't sure what to expect. Also, I tried searching for the interview questions that are often asked, and I couldn't find them. If any one can direct me, or give me any input, I would greatly appreciate it! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle Chick
    Hey I have my interview scheduled in about 2 weeks, and she told me "dont' expect to be here less than 4 hours." I was just wondering if that was the "norm" for other people's interviews. If it is going to last that long, does anyone have any ideas what I will be doing? I am meeting her at the animal hospital, so I don't know if this will be more like a "working" interview or what! After reading some of the posts, where people had their interview at Star Bucks' and other's were grilled for a couple of hours at animal hospitals, I wasn't sure what to expect. Also, I tried searching for the interview questions that are often asked, and I couldn't find them. If any one can direct me, or give me any input, I would greatly appreciate it! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!


    Jesu Cristo Batman! 4 HOURS? ---? Give us a hint as to who is interviewing you. Say like "Dr First initial" or "graduate of SGU SVM" or "alternate interviewer"

    I think my interview was about...3 hours max. But the doc that interviewed me was a graduate of the charter class and a therio resident at WSU in Pullman. So after all the required questions and essay, she asked me if I had any questions (which I did) and gave me some great advice on internship/residency placements, etc. Then when we finally looked at the clock we realized it had taken way longer than we thought it would. We met at a Starbucks near the CVM at WSU.

    I was told by Bayshore and a doc I know that is an "alternate interviewer" that interviews were strongly encouraged to be held in a 'neutral location' IE not at the clinic, etc.

    It cannot legally be a working interview due to worker's compensation and liability laws. I suppose she/he is planning on interviewing you and then having you stay to observe. I can't imagine any practice owner allowing a "working interview" for a vet school application when we can't even have volunteers and externs/interns have to get special worker's comp insurance through the AVMA even for unpaid stuff.
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    sounds like someone who is too self-serious. 4 hour interview is pretty weird.
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    hey thanks for the input! I don't honestly know anything about the doctor interviewing me. I haven't even talked her yet, everything was arranged through the receptionist at the animal hospital. Orthonut, you make a lot of good points, and I did think a "working" interview would have some liability issues as well. And I do have some questions, but I have talked with Mr.

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    sorry about that....I did talk to Mr. Bates on several occasions, and have read a lot of the posts on here, and also spoken pretty extensively with one of the visiting professors, so I feel like I have somewhat of an idea of what to expect. I'm a little nervous about the "four hour" part, but hopefully it will go okay! Thanks so much for all the advice!!!

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    You're welcome. Most important thing is don't try to be something you're not. Just be yourself. And when they ask you why you want to be a vet instead of a doctor DO NOT SAY BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE DEALING WITH PEOPLE. Because they WILL ask you that question in one form or another. They ask everyone. It is one of those trick questions. I think I said something like "Because I love people and I love animals and this way I can help both of them" or something like that. You may steal my quote :-)
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    I agree with orthonut. Just relax, and be yourself. Oh, and smile
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey SGU
    I agree with orthonut. Just relax, and be yourself. Oh, and smile
    Thanks Jeffrey. FYI your telephone advice really helped me out--and here I am! Just try and get rid of me now lol
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    Orthonut,

    Glad to hear I was able to help you out I can't wait to watch you cross the stage at graduation. Then I will be asking you for help at all of our events. LOL Until then, study hard, and don't forget I am still here to help you with anything you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle Chick
    Hey I have my interview scheduled in about 2 weeks, and she told me "dont' expect to be here less than 4 hours." I was just wondering if that was the "norm" for other people's interviews. If it is going to last that long, does anyone have any ideas what I will be doing? I am meeting her at the animal hospital, so I don't know if this will be more like a "working" interview or what! After reading some of the posts, where people had their interview at Star Bucks' and other's were grilled for a couple of hours at animal hospitals, I wasn't sure what to expect. Also, I tried searching for the interview questions that are often asked, and I couldn't find them. If any one can direct me, or give me any input, I would greatly appreciate it! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
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