Veterinary Assistant (VA) Interview Questions

1 Share an experience in which you successfully shared a difficult piece of information. (Make sure that the candidate has open lines of communication.)
2 Tell me about a recent experience you've had working with your hands.
3 Share an example of a time you had to gather information from multiple sources. How did you determine which information was relevant?
4 Share an experience in which you effectively held an animal during a veterinary procedure.
5 Provide an effective method you have used to maintain a clean and disease free environment.
6 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
7 Tell me about the last time you monitored or reviewed information and detected a problem. How did you respond?
8 Describe your experience administering medications, immunizations, and/or blood plasma.
9 Provide an experience in which you helped a veterinarian determine the nature of an illness or injury.
10 Share an experience in which you effectively provided emergency first aid to a sick or injured animal.
11 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
12 Describe your experience performing routine laboratory tests and diagnostic tests.
13 How do you balance cooperation with others and independent thinking? Share an example. (Try to determine if the candidate has a cooperative attitude or is otherwise good-natured.)
14 Provide an experience in which you examined an animal and identified a change or symptom that required further treatment or investigation.
15 Share your experience administering anesthetics.