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  • University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Columbia
Individual Feedback 3 48 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 46
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.72 47

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.08 48

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.15 46

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 31
20 minutes 12
25 minutes 2
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 46
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 26
In a group 19

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 45
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.54 46

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your favorite types of cases? (I have 2 and a half years of experience as a vet tech)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the hardest part of being a veterinarian working in a private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animals rights and animal welfare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one of your favorite classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy it is to trap a feral cat? (I stated in my application that I am TNR certified)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the best and worst aspects of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top five vaccinations you give to horses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something positive and something negative about vet medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked about what I had learned in a specific higher-level biology class last semester." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in large or small animal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about some of your leadership experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have any leadership experience in your extra-curricular activities, and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare and contrast veterinary medicine and human medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"They questions were all related to my application and the questions that were not directly related to my application other people have already posted." More from this Member | Report Response

"You wrote in your essay that in vitro research is one alternative to whole-animal testing, tell us more about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about wildlife rehabilitation if you could?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is different between vet med and engineering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My opinion on people keeping exotics as pets." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal questions like do you still teach horseback riding lessons?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you planning on getting any equine experience? (I have none)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you submitted your application/graduated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan on doing with a DVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important current issue in veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some specific traits a vet should have (besides knowledge)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other things can a veterinarian do besides clinical work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep up to date on current issues in veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are/were your favorite and least favorite classes in undergad? Why? (If your answer to either is a science course, then be very prepared to defend your answer because they will prod you about it!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consiter the most rewarding aspect of becoming a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This seems like a sudden change for you; why is that? (I'm a non-traditional student.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you perceive will be your favorite parts and least favorite parts of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are good qualities of a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the best and worst parts of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest disappointment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings about euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick Missouri?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Tell me about your study methods" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite zoo animal (did an internship at a zoo)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our program is a 2+2 (2 years non-clinical and 2 years clinical), therefore we have classes in the summer and a heavier schedule. How do you expect to deal with this dense curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us more about [a particular student club]." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does E.I.A. stand for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between animal welfare and animal right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several open-ended questions about my experiences and research ("Tell me about working at ______.")" More from this Member | Report Response

"I took a lot of AP classes in high school, so they asked me why." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a coffins test test for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite extracurricular activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in undergrad? Why? Give an example? (they will ask you in depth so be prepared to defend your answer!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite course, and what is an example of something you learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experience with a veterinarian." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your least favorite thing about veterinary medicine will be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of your extracurriculars (non vet med related) prepared you for the profession and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your experience with working at a restaurant help you as a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience will help you most in owning your own clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I think about trap and release feral cat neuter programs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences at your equine surgical facility. Also what extracurricular activities have you done that would prepare you to be a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a current issue in veterinary medicine you've seen in the news recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I gained any more equine experience in the time since submitting my application, and since my answer was no, what has my previous equine experience been like (the interviewer was an equine specialist)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you wished we had asked you about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my background & how that would make me a good candidate/good vet." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current events that are important to the field of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you treat the clients in your care and what will be important in your interactions with the clients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities have best prepared you to run your own practice as a veterinarian? (I don't want to run my own practice, so I told them that and then answered the question anyway lol.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would you ultimately like to be in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an experience you had outside the classroom that you feel prepared you for veterinary medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are other areas aside from clinical practice within vet med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some qualities that every veterinarian should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You said you struggled between vet and med school. What would you tell someone who was struggling with the same issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your experience seems limited to small animals, is there any reason?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you have any work experience with animals as a veterninary technician or assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some other career paths for veterinarians besides private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any role models who shaped your career goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite college course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you over another non-resident applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"what did you mean by 'prepared specialized diets"? (internship at the zoo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your worst class and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you gain from being a member of the cattlemen's association?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you receive a W in a certain course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of cases did you see at this clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the use of animals for teaching purposes/research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else we should know since you submitted your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite class? Why didn't you like it? How will you deal with classes like that in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you hold an officer/ executive position in any of the Extracurriculars your involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mizzou?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick an extracurricular activity and explain why it has prepared you for a career in veterinary medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your experience with cattle make you interested in food animal veterinary work? I had 700 hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which is worse: high blood sugar or low blood sugar? This was specific to the research I was involved in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activity best prepared me for vet school/being a vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the size of your biggest undergraduate class? (they weren't familiar with my school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your wildlife experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of jobs can veterinarians have besides clinical work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me to give a quick overview about my undergrad research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about copper deficiency in moose (very specific to my main vet/animal experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an example of something a vet should know how to answer but might not be a specialty or in general knowledge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities should a good veterinarian have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? What about Mizzou convinced you to apply here? What jobs outside of a clinic do vets hold? What is your biggest flaw/weakness? What are the best and worst parts of veterinary medicine as a whole?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you extracurricular activities contributed to your ability to perform in vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best/worst thing about veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"additional questions about specific experiences I have on my resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of people tend to ask vets about things that vets don't technically deal with. Give an example of something that someone may ask you about? (it was better worded than this but that was the gist)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a memorable case from your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a set back or disappointment that has happened?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you for our veterinary program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the school's use of purpose bred animals? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If the veterinary profession did not exist what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose the University of Missouri?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest disappointment?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How have you prepared to be a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your fear free education affected your position on behavior? (I'm fear free certified and mentioned it in my essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with confrontation (especially angry clients)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a pigeon hits a window, falls on the ground beside you, and is still alive, would you take it to a wildlife rehabilitation center? (I interned at a rehabilitation center)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your least favorite class and what was something you did to make it positive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there is no veterinary medicine in this world, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we admit you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They showed me a picture of Edward Snowden and asked who he was and what he did. I think it was to see if I pay attention to current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a natural disaster zone and had to sort between feral cats and pet cats that were simply highly stressed out, how would you do so? You would be euthanizing the feral cats." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most common small ruminant where you live? (I want to go into mixed practice and mentioned sm ruminants). And what would you say is the most common ailment you've seen in goats?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an interesting day at with Dr. So and So? After I described a particular case, did they describe to you what was going on with the case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not work in the Veterinary field what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you name a time at the clinic you work at, when you have seen a doctor incorporate a variety of medical knowledge to diagnose a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is public health incorporated into your job? (I had implied that it was part of my job on the application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from the places you said you have traveled to? (Interesting because I wrote about traveling to places with my marching band)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe climate change is man-made (related to my research)? Have you heard about the new hybrid sharks found off the coast of Australia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you ever injured during your experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I think there's a lot of competition in vet school? Are good grades important in vet school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What vaccines would you give your horse? What vaccines would you give your dog? Asked by the small animal practitioner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all your extracurriculars which one do you think will help you most as a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of your extracurricular activities prepared you for a career in veterinary medicine and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do as a veterinarian if all of the mules suddenly became extinct?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the questions on my experiences and how that relates to vet med." More from this Member | Report Response

"Does being able to receive in-state tuition after your first year make you want to come to Missouri over other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions about my background." More from this Member | Report Response

"The question regarding which extracurricular activities helped prepare me for (hypothetically) owning my own practice some day. It really made me think objectively about my experiences and how they've all come together to prepare me for a future as a vet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't elephants have scrotums?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With all of your work experience, have you noticed something that you could improve upon (basically, what's a weakness)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They started off by asking about me playing guitar and going on mission trips etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some topics that every veterinarian should be able to discuss with clients regardless of whether that is their specific field or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With a major like Human Nutrition, are you also interested in becoming a nutritionist for animals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We noticed that you joined the military right out of high school: what was the driving force behind that decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the difference between Australian Rules football, and American Football (I spent a semester in Australia)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on staying in an urban area?(could be a trick question - I think they were looking for some rural large animal oriented people)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the field of veterinary medicine didn't exist, what would you be doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to be a veterinarian? Just because it's hard to put into words how I feel" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a challenge you have faced at work and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of leader are you? (I felt like I talked too much because I explained the type of leader I was AND gave explanations)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many different types of chemical reactions are there? (I should've known this. I had been a chemistry tutor at my school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on E.I.A. and talk about prevention." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your study aboard experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your favorite and least favorite science courses and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a Coggins test? (I don't have equine experience yet, so this stumped me! It looks like it's a common question, so don't make the same mistake I did and look it up if you don't know!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle euthanizing a healthy animal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept YOU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you were involved in a lot of extracurricular activities, did you have any leadership roles? (I didn't)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very difficult. They just kept asking more in depth questions about my answers so sometimes I felt unprepared for their questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there an explanation for why you don't have more farm animal experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question that was semi related to my research. But it still wasn't that hard. I just expected them to focus more directly on what I did my research on." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a Coggins test for? (I want to work with small animals, that caught me off guard!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about purpose-bred animals for education yse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your grades so high but your GRE score so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in the residence halls. Five years of experience in a short answer is not easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a famous veterinarian (totally drew a blank!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the future of vet medicine in the next ten years." More from this Member | Report Response

"What changes do you see for the future of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions pertaining to a bad semester I had during undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questioning my equine experience...only because I did not have a good reason for why I don't have more experienc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do as a veterinarian if all of the mules suddenly became extinct? (Kind of obvious if you stop and think about it, but it caught me off-guard. A total trick question!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something else that you want us to know about you? Shouldn't be difficult, right? I did not answer this well despite some prep." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about keeping up to date on current issues. I totally blanked on names of vet med websites and publications and ended up babbling a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The question regarding my biggest flaw/weakness. I'm glad that I expected to receive this question and thought it out well before my interview, as I'm sure I would have stumbled or put my foot in my mouth otherwise." More from this Member | Report Response

"This seems like a sudden change for you; why is that? (I'm a non-traditional student.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you perceive will be your favorite parts nad least favorite parts of veterinary medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any questions you wanted us to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - all were straightforward and simple." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you instead of another applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you say is your best role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should the admission committee choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you, What makes you want to come to Missouri" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you? (maybe not difficult for some)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked up questions on here and wrote out all my answers. I would recommend practicing your answers out loud, which I didn't do because it was my first interview and I thought I would be fine just knowing what I wanted to say" More from this Member | Report Response

"I made a list of questions from the SDN network and thought of scenarios/answers I could use. I also went over my application and essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forum for interview and "Mizzou c/o 2022" forum. I work with an alumni and asked plenty of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked to a professor at my school about how I should answer certain questions. We formulated some responses, but I didn't memorize the answers. I used SDN to see what kind of questions had been asked in the past. I also talked myself up so I wouldn't be nervous at the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up questions on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, re-read the studies that I assisted in researching, read up on current events in vet med (although this was not discussed)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the past questions here and thought about how I would answer them, looked over my application and shadowing notes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Running over different questions with friends and associates, having people ask things." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, internet research, and the school website. I also reviewed my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback and brainstorming potential questions and answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a practice interview at Career Services at my school and looked up a bunch of questions online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews and the questions on here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over past questions, and researched the school heavily." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my VMCAS application and SDN questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the questions on this website, read the school's website, read veterinary medicine current events/news" More from this Member | Report Response

"Look over questions from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, JAVMA and did a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with my mom the night before, reviewed sdn interview feedback, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked on SDN. This is my second interview so I also went over the questions they asked me last time that I thought I did not answer well and prepared for the hardest questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went through my application, questions on this site, and had my SO go through some questions that he thought might pop up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading over old questions on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the entire school's website, used SDN to prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought out answers to questions on SDN's interview feedback and tried to brainstorm logical questions they may have about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the SDN interview feedback (thanks!) and read over my application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN and thought of answers to the questions on here. At least two of them came up in my 7-question interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read interview feedback and prepped for those Q." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, re-read my VMCA and supplemental apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read all the interview feedback for Mizzou and several other schools, took the time to think about how I might answer more difficult questions, and then did my best to clear my head of it so I wouldn't sound scripted or rehearsed during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application and my animal experience notes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, poked around some vet med websites (JAVMA, DVM360) to read recent articles and debates, reviewed past questions posted here and came up with answers to all" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, research issues and missouri's website, practicing out loud" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over VMCAS and supplemental applications, skimmed school website, read my thesis, read recent veterinary magazines, prepared and studied flashcards with common interview questions - then tried to relax as much as possible the day of the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"went to this website =) and went on the schools website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have time to do anything but show up and be as honest as I could, for my grandmother was in her last few hours of life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my application, researched current events in vet medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed application, reviewed goals, interests, motivations etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There were current students in the waiting room with us we could ask questions to and they helped to calm us down." More from this Member | Report Response

"other interviewers were very nice and relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the board was. They stood up and shook my hand and laughed when I made small jokes. I got the vibe that they just wanted to make sure I was able to handle their curriculum since it is 2+2 and heavier than other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"How informal the interview seemed. They joked a laughed with me about having worked at Subway in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were so friendly and laid back with us." More from this Member | Report Response

"The supportive and welcoming environment of the school impressed me the most. I LOVE IT! I didn't know much about Missouri besides the 2+2, when I applied. After this experience, Missouri became my top school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The passion the student ambassadors had for their vet school and how much they clearly loved it there. The 2+2 curriculum. The ability to become a resident after 1 year." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt well prepared, none of my interviewers were confrontational or seemed like they were trying to trip me up." More from this Member | Report Response

"How they tried to put me at ease and how casual it was overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved how conversational the interview was. Everyone on the committee was very friendly and when I noticed my time was up, they just kept talking and asking me random questions because they had a break between interviews and "just figured they'd chat a while" about things that weren't at all related to vet medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved how the community of the school is so supportive! Also, the pictures everywhere of Mizzou vet students and faculty with their pets are a great touch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody from the students to the faculty to the interviewers was very nice. They all definitely went out of their way to answer any questions that I had, and it was clear how much the school cares about its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was awesome and there were current veterinary students everywhere to answer questions and just talk to you. The facilities were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student ambassadors were very friendly and did their best to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. The staff were also very friendly, and not intimidating or over-bearing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone associated with the school is very willing to go out of their way to help you in any way that they can, and the school pride is phenomenal!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, friendliness of professors/admissions staff, 2+2 curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all friendly and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked walking through the teaching hospital. I also met with a few students on and after the tour, and they seemed generally happy even though it was finals week for them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were SO nice. Very low stress interview even though it was my first one. The facility was impressive, the student ambassadors were genuinely friendly and helpful, and one member of the interview committee even personally knew my boss from Florida." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness and happiness of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was incredibly friendly, there were 3rd and 4th year students who would stop by the office throughout the day just to say hi and good luck. Also, the facilities are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that you can get in-state tuition after the first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was VERY open file. I felt like the interviewers were really prepared for my specific interview. They also seemed nice enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE (students/staff/faculty) were EXTREMELY nice!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really nice and I really like the ease at which an OOS student can achieve IS tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. I fell in love with the campus and the people from the moment I arrived. It's just one of those places where strangers treat you like family and you feel like you've just arrived home when you get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"For such a large group it really was a very relaxed interview. I think they really want you to relax so they can see you at your best. " More from this Member | Report Response

"People seemed really happy and friendly, students seem to be given a fair amount of responsibility in clinics, their spay/neuter program that gives students a lot of opportunity to practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Esp. the in-state tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! The town is the perfect size with cheap(!) cost of living, the facilities at the school are top-notch, and the curriculum is great. Especially can't say enough about the people! Both students and faculty are SUPER friendly, kind, and trying to make you feel at home during the whole day. Couldn't be more pleasant!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the people were very friendly, facilities were very nice, and the staff was more than welcoming. they really want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the interviewers genuinely seemed to be interested in learning more about me, not trying to stump me with off the wall questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"very friendly environment, everybody was very easy to talk to and had a good sense of humor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, VERY friendly people (students and staff), good food (they served us lunch and dinner)" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was running a little late." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first question I got was what was my favorite zoo animal, which caught me off guard. The lady was also very stone faced and didn't seem like she wanted to be there which made me nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like when I finally got comfortable, the interview was over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing I can think of" More from this Member | Report Response

"How religious and conservative the area felt." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like others have said, it's a very quick interview. For me it was only a 3-hour drive up there, and I enjoyed the tour and seeing the town as well, but for those who have to travel a long ways it could be annoying." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really not much, except for that the feral cat question was a little weird and something that I didn't have any experience with so it was kinda off the wall." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer was incredibly rude and asked me a very personal question that was extremely off topic and he kept harassing me about it until I talked about it enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings were a bit outdated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was very impressed with the school, the program, and the people." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am used to a big city so the town seemed small to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Columbia is beautiful, but just outside of the town struck me as a little sketchy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had more time to answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't feel like the admissions staff tried to sell the school to me. I know it was the middle of the week, but it would have been nice to have felt even somewhat wanted after missing class and traveling to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location wasn't my favorite, too cold out there." More from this Member | Report Response

"small facilities compared to class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was out of state and we only got 15mins (exactly, timed with a stopwatch) for our interview. I spent a lot of money and time traveling, so I feel that they could have given us more time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had gotten more time in the interview; I feel I would have been more comfortable if I had had more time to explain & warm up. I spent almost as many hours driving as my interview was minutes, that was kind of depressing." More from this Member | Report Response

"All tests are computer based." More from this Member | Report Response

"They seem to be taking in more students than their classrooms and labs can reasonably handle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm from a city and there is absolutely nothing surrounding Columbia. Columbia itself is a cute college town but if you need some city life, this is not the place for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - had a great visit and it is definitely at the top of my list." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing: it went very very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"town is not very close to any urban centers" More from this Member | Report Response

"the city of Columbia wasn't spectacular" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How amazing the school was. Such a family environment and way more relaxed of an interview than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions they ask are not suppose to trick you. They truly want to get to know who you are as a person. They only asked me questions that were related to my application and general questions about leadership, my school life and how I balanced a heavy course load with a full time job." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt extremely prepared. Although I had a tough time finding the interview room." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your interview scores are finalized right after you finishing interviewing, so just relax for the rest of the day and have fun - you're not being evaluated outside the interview room." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything, there were no surprises for me. I didn't need to stress so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How beautiful the school was and how much I would love it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't going to be as laid back as everyone had said." More from this Member | Report Response

"That yes, it is stressful and sort of adversarial, whatever else you may have heard. Also, just because each interviewer has asked a question and they've asked if you have any questions doesn't mean the interview is over." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's no reason to panic. At one point, I forgot the word for something, and I ended up just apologizing and saying that I was very nervous. They just laughed and said that they were there once too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that they would ask me questions only related specifically to my experience and my work, not trick questions about other animal experience that I do not have. Knowing it would be questions that I already knew the answer to would have helped me relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone would be. People had said this but I didn't believe them because I am a quiet person and thought it would be terrible no matter how nice they were but I was wrong." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would ask me in depth questions about areas outside of my interest." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be so impressed by the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would have been nice to know that at the end of the interview, there is no time to ask questions to the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"the name of a famous veterinarian!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To seriously consider Missouri! What an impressive program. Do not wear heels on the tours because you have to put on booties. And really don't stress about this interview it's very personal and very nice. Also stay at the courtyard by marriott hotel they have shuttles to and from the airport and the school so I didn't even rent a car." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be less nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"How complimentary the interviewers would be toward my application/me :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"not to drag my coat around--leave it in the lobby for the tour!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That touring the large animal facility required wearing special booties..those were hard to walk in with heels." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I could park in the unmetered spots!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the whole process would be. Knowing that several people would be interviewing me terrified me at first, but they each spoke to me separately and I was able to focus on the person who was asking the question, as opposed to the entire room. I also wish that I had known how personable and friendly the interviewers would be. Everyone made jokes and funny side comments throughout the interview, and I felt as though we were just having a conversation and that they were truly interested in getting to know me, not in making me trip or harpooning me for even thinking that I belonged there. It was like a 15 minute group hug with a table separating us all LOL." More from this Member | Report Response

"How low-stress the interview actually would be. When people tell you not to lose too much sleep over this one, believe them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"how cold it would really be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think that my interview went so much better than anyone had prepared me for. Everyone had me thinking that I was going to be running a gauntlet and it really wasn't that bad at all - no different really than a job interview that for a position you really want." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known what their ''ideal'' student was...they're looking for large animal vets who are going to stay in the midwest" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt I rambled for a few of the questions because I knew it was a short interview and I wanted to make sure I got out all my points. Overall I loved the school and I absolutely would have gone here if my in-state school wasn't cheaper. Such an amazing school and such a family environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I did not answer very well (not as well as I did at Penn) but I still got an acceptance" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area is not ideal but the school is amazing. You only have 6 weeks of summer off and have classes for the rest of the time. Also instate tuition after the first year for OOS applicants!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I've had my eye on Mizzou for the past 6 years (ever since I wanted to be a vet), and I felt very confident for the interview and I think preparation is key. Just don't over prepare!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They told us that they already know everything about us and they just want to get to know us a little more. The experience was very laid back and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a fantastic interview day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading and thinking about the questions on here really helped me prepare. Also just be prepared for questions about weak points on your app (e.g. poor grades, low experience hours)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoyed my time there, wish I had been less nervous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school and program are amazing, as well as the admissions staff, but some of their interviewers were very cold, perhaps to see how I would react, but it was still shocking." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school and facilities and everyone was so friendly and welcoming, including all the student ambassadors who are there to answer questions and give tours throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"After my interview, I like the school better but feel that they're less likely to accept me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the school definitely impressed me, and I would definitely consider going there if I get in. However, I wish that the interviews were slightly longer because I was just getting comfortable with my interviewers when time was up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Top choice by far! Make sure you know your application (VMCAS), everything they asked was directly from my app. Very laid back and relaxed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressed by the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, so I was way nervous. One of the interviewers held eye contact the whole time I answered her question, which put me on edge. Another interviewer acted as if he ignored me completely until it was his turn to ask me a question, then it was very brief." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was probably the friendliest interview I went to, everyone is really just there to learn more about you, not back you into a corner!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school! Definitely moved to the upper portion of my list!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I like what I've seen of the school, and haven't heard complaints from the people I know who go there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Boy was I impressed by Missouri! The people and program were outstanding. You can get residency and in state tuition after only one year, making it more affordable than even my in state school. I went out there with Missouri as a back burner school but now it is a viable option." More from this Member | Report Response

"LOVED this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, a good school. If accepted, it's a more than viable option for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you stay at the Courtyard Marriott on LeMone (and you should!), specifically ask for the courtesy shuttle to take you to and pick you up from your interview. They'll pick you up from and take you to the airport, as well, so it saves a ton of money!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was low stress. The interviewers were casual and friendly and just want to know about you and not so much what you know." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost every female I saw was wearing a pant or skirt-suit. I wore a blazer and dress pants and felt fine but I wouldn't go much more casual than that. Male outfits were a little more varied. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview went by so quickly! it was a quick and easy process. they really just want to know more about you and ask further questions about the application in order to clarify everything. they were very nice and an interesting thing was that one of the interviewers noticed I had taken statistics and proceeded to ask me a question, but asked it in such a way that he messed it up and basically told me the answer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful. I walked out thinking that I had done really well, and I must have because I was picked up on my first try and I was not a Tier-1 applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. The panel didn't seem to be interrogating. Everyone was really nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Unexpectedly pleasant" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 37
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 2
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 39
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 45

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 9
Out of state 36

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 6
4-6 hours 16
7+ hours 17

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 18
Automobile 24
Train or subway 0
Other 1

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 6
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 8
$401-$500 7
$501+ 9

What airport did you use?

st louis

Columbia regional

KC

kansas city

Columbia Regional Airport

Columbia Regional (Memphis hub)

St. Louis

STL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 3
Hotel 29
Home 2
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
7.94 47

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.79 47

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
6.64 47

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.24 41

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.66 41

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.60 40

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. I had great interactions with everyone at the office!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kathy is amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The process for confirming my Missouri residency was confusing, but that's the fault of the residency office, not the CVM. Other than that everyone was very friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us where to park. I had to move my car because there were not any signs saying we could park in the permit spots." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell the applicants where to park when they get there to interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd suggest considering using email to notify applicants instead of snail mail. It is more cost effective for them plus we spend less time waiting for those darn envelopes to arrive :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kathy Seay the admissions director was great. Friendly, hospitable, and efficient" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great job getting students for tours, Q&A, ect. I also felt very informed of deadlines, requirements, ect." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was a great experience. Only thing I can really fault is that for those of us flying from far away, it's a pretty big expense for only a 15 minute interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Everything was fantastic and went perfectly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I feel the admissions office does a great job and gives timely feedback with everything that you nee" More from this Member | Report Response

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