A vet assistant plays an important role in any veterinary practice and is often the first step in the door for those wanting to progress in the field. But, to improve your chances of securing the position you must get prepared. Do a little research and preparation beforehand so you feel confident and well informed as you walk into your interview.
Here are some of the most common interview questions for a vet assistant position.
What made you apply for this position?
Asking what attracted you to the role is a very common question in all kind of interviews. Make sure you’ve looked at the job description thoroughly and link your answer back to this. For example, do you like the varied nature of the role? Does it match your experience? You should also refer to your personal interests to show the role matches your professional and personal preferences.
What type of animals have you worked with?
If you’ve had experience with an assortment of animals this is great! Give a brief overview of the animals you’ve worked with and the role you played in their care. If your experience is limited, tell the interviewer about any ways that you’ve expanded your knowledge of animal care.
Could you give examples from past experience where you restrained aggressive patients proficiently?
Animals can be unpredictable especially when they are in pain or scared. To answer this question, explain a situation where you have done this including important points about staying calm, remains in control and containing your emotions. The interviewer will be trying to understand how you cope under pressure and adapt.
At Vet Pro Recruitment, our professional recruitment team can help you find the right veterinary role. Whether you’re looking for a vet assistant position or similar vacancies, we connect with employers across the UK to find the perfect match. We’ll guide you through the whole process from application to interview prep. Get in touch with us today for more information.