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Who Sits the CASPer Test Veterinary School?

This CASPer exam is designed for applicants to Veterinary programs in four countries. Each country has its own examination, although one would expect the content to be very similar for each exam. Therefore, this CASPer is for any of the following groups of students.

Applicants to Veterinary programs at the following US schools must sit CSP-10101: CASPer US professional Health Sciences.

Kansas State University
Lincoln Memorial University
Long Island University Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Texas Tech University
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Applicants to the following schools in Canada who have chosen Veterinary Medicine must sit CSP-10201: CASPer Canadian Professional Health Sciences.

Ontario Veterinary College – University of Guelph
Université de Montréal
University of Calgary

Applicants to Veterinary Medicine in Australia who have selected one of the following schools must sit CSP-10404: CASPer Australian Veterinary Science.

The University of Queensland
University of Melbourne

Lastly, applicants to Veterinary Medicine in New Zealand who have selected Massey University must sit CSP-10304: CASPer Veterinary Science NZ.

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Key Features

In the US and Canada, this CASPer will be the same examination that is sat by a range of Allied Health Professions applicants, as well as those applying to Pharmacy. This test will therefore be rounded and generalised and suitable for applicants with a range of skill sets, life experiences and goals. In both Australia and New Zealand the test is specific to Veterinary Medicine applicants, although each country has its own version.

You should check whether the school that you are applying to requires you to sit Snapshot as part of your CASPer.

Your CASPer will be marked by assessors (called ‘raters’) drawn entirely from the country to which you are applying – e.g. if you are applying to Veterinary Medicine in Australia, then your raters will be exclusively Australian. They will not all be vets, nor will they all work in fields affiliated with veterinary medicine. If you are sitting the US or Canadian CASPer exam, your assessors will come from a range of backgrounds. In general around a quarter of CASPer raters will have a healthcare background, and the rest will come from a variety of fields, but should represent the general population. All will have been trained and assessed by CASPer prior to being able to work as a rater. If you are in New Zealand or Australia, there is a greater chance that your raters might be from university staff or veterinary staff as the test is (relatively) new there.

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Core Components

The core CASPer exam features 15 situational judgement scenarios, and these are broken down into two sections. The first section features written answers, whilst the second section features video-recorded answers, more like an interview in format. In total, there will be ten video scenarios and five text scenarios for you to answer, and each scenario has three questions stemming from it. The total exam takes 100-120 minutes, depending on whether you take breaks, with there being an optional 10 minute break between sections and a 5 minute break halfway through the first section

In the first section of the exam, the written section, there will be 9 scenarios. There are three text-based scenarios and six video scenarios. You have five minutes in total to write your response to the three questions. In the second section, where you record yourself giving answers via your webcam, you will be given six scenarios, of which two are text based and four are video based. You have one minute to speak your answer to each of the three questions on each scenario. In this section you will have 10 seconds to read the question, as well as a 30 second break between questions..

In Australia or New Zealand, whilst you will be sitting a specific exam for Veterinary Medicine, it will follow the exact same format as described above. 

Preparation for the CASPer Test Veterinary School

If you are in the US or Canada, you should follow our general CASPer preparation advice. Give yourself around two months in which to prepare, and try to book the test toward the end of your summer break. Make sure that you understand the aims of the test – what is it looking to assess? When you know this, and understand the format too, then move onto practice questions. At BlackStone Tutors we have a bank of more than 150 scenarios, each with model answers, as well as a range of free resources. Practice with the model answers to understand the sections you’re best at, and the ones that you need to work on the most. Ensure that you develop a method for answering questions, and make sure you practice with a time limit. Record yourself answering questions to practise for the second section of the test, and have others review the footage to give you feedback. Provide them with the model answers to help them review your answers. If you are sitting the test in NZ or Australia, make sure to look at some ethical guidance specific to Veterinary Medicine – as the test is specific in these countries, there may be some scenarios that could benefit from subject specific terminology and guidelines. 

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