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Vet med interview help- key info needed

I’m applying for vet med at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Liverpool and I’m a little worried about the interviews.

What key information should I know before going into a vet med interview that they might ask me about/test me on?
What facts/info should I know from work experience as well (e.g. from farm experience, vet practice experience etc- I want to know what to ask about while I’m there and what to listen out for).
Is there anything specific I should read up on?

Thanks :smile:
That really depends on the university and assessment style. I had such a variety across interviews. The key thing to note is that they wont be assessing you veterinary knowledge. Questions are often focused on an interesting case you saw, your career goals, what you learnt from placements, your personal statement and your understanding of the profession. One thing to note is that MMIs can be really random. I also had to tell someone how to build something. It can be truly random.
I wouldn't say there's specific things to ask for on placement but jsut ask questions when you dont know soemthing and write everything down in a notebook
Id say having a knowledge of current issues in the vet world is a good idea. Maybe see if you can sign up for the vet times
Original post by morphah
I’m applying for vet med at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Liverpool and I’m a little worried about the interviews.
What key information should I know before going into a vet med interview that they might ask me about/test me on?
What facts/info should I know from work experience as well (e.g. from farm experience, vet practice experience etc- I want to know what to ask about while I’m there and what to listen out for).
Is there anything specific I should read up on?
Thanks :smile:


I got into both edi and Glasgow so if you have any specific questions for those I can probably help a little
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Original post by flamingolover
That really depends on the university and assessment style. I had such a variety across interviews. The key thing to note is that they wont be assessing you veterinary knowledge. Questions are often focused on an interesting case you saw, your career goals, what you learnt from placements, your personal statement and your understanding of the profession. One thing to note is that MMIs can be really random. I also had to tell someone how to build something. It can be truly random.
I wouldn't say there's specific things to ask for on placement but jsut ask questions when you dont know soemthing and write everything down in a notebook
Id say having a knowledge of current issues in the vet world is a good idea. Maybe see if you can sign up for the vet times

Thank you! I’ll definitely see about the vet times :smile:
Reply 4
Original post by Saffronnn•
I got into both edi and Glasgow so if you have any specific questions for those I can probably help a little

Thank you! It’s mostly the interviews I’m concerned about as I’m not the best speaker. For Edinburgh and Glasgow did they ‘test’ you on information at all? Like general biology/chemistry knowledge or things you should have learnt while doing work experience or things you should know about going into vet med?
Original post by morphah
Thank you! It’s mostly the interviews I’m concerned about as I’m not the best speaker. For Edinburgh and Glasgow did they ‘test’ you on information at all? Like general biology/chemistry knowledge or things you should have learnt while doing work experience or things you should know about going into vet med?


No they weren’t trying to catch me out with any science stuff but they did ask stuff about my work exp which was not difficult to answer after having done the work exp, only bring up topics in the interview and personal statement that you want to talk about, but honestly Glasgow’s interview was about 20mins and was partly about me as a person and then the last part on vet exp stuff
However Edinburgh is mmi which is a bit more test like due to the timers and amount of interviews however no one is expecting you to know everything a vet would, they just want to see your thought process sometimes.
Edinburgh has a list of the different interview stations on their website
Original post by morphah
Thank you! It’s mostly the interviews I’m concerned about as I’m not the best speaker. For Edinburgh and Glasgow did they ‘test’ you on information at all? Like general biology/chemistry knowledge or things you should have learnt while doing work experience or things you should know about going into vet med?


Although if you have exams still to do this year focus on that and getting more work exp and forget about interviews rn as it’s very early to be worrying about that and they aren’t as bad as they seem.

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