Veterinary Medicine MMI Questions
Questions for vets in MMIs are relatively similar in theme to those faced by medics; expect stations to cover empathy, communication, teamwork, and ethics. However, there will of course be some differences; your motivation as a vet will be a little different to that of a medic, and the landscape that you need to be aware of – in terms of trending topics and broader knowledge – very different.
Common Veterinary Medicine MMI Questions
Why do you want to be a vet? Why are you sure that it is the right career for you?
Tell us about yourself and why you want to be a vet.
What was the best part of your work experience? What about the most negative part of it?
What skills are most essential to becoming a successful vet? Consider yourself – which skills do you think that you best demonstrate? Which skills do you most need to work on?
What is your proudest achievement this year?
What is the most interesting thing that you saw during your work experience? How did it affect your perception of veterinary medicine?
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Do you believe that your grades are of a high enough standard to display your aptitude as a potential veterinary medicine student? What is the most difficult subject that you studied at school?
What will you do if you are not accepted into veterinary school this year? What would your initial actions be, and what would you then proceed to do over the next year or years?
Tell us about three of your strengths. How do they align with the attributes required of a vet?
Tell us about a teamwork experience in which your team was particularly successful. What was your role? Would you describe it as a leadership role or not?
Tell us about three of your weaknesses. How can you overcome these to ensure that you are a great vet?
What do you understand the career path of a typical vet to be? Have you given any thought to whether you would like to follow a specific path within the field?
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Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? What about in 20 years’ time?
Tell us about your work experience.
What do you think of mandatory spay or neutering laws?
Is it ethical to use animals for the purpose of research or for the purpose of teaching surgery?
What are three of the most important issues currently affecting the veterinary profession in the UK? Please provide some detail on each issue.
How would you act if a client repeatedly ignored your advice regarding their animals, leading the animals to come to harm?
What would you do if an owner brought in a healthy pet and asked you to euthanize it, explaining that as they are moving house they simply won’t be able to care for it properly moving forward?
How would you react if you were to kill an animal due to making a misdiagnosis of a relatively common condition?
How would you react if you euthanised the wrong patient due to having two similar animals in the practice at the same time?
Do you believe that free clinics are important? How might we ensure that more animals can be seen cheaply or for free in the UK?
What do you know about pet insurance in the UK? How much do you think it costs to care for a pet in the UK on average?
How would you change the practice of veterinary medicine in the UK if you could make one large, overarching change?
Do you think that vets have a wider role in the community? If not, should they? How do you feel that vets are perceived by the general public in the UK?
What will you bring to the university community, outside of studying veterinary medicine?
Discuss one particular hot topic in veterinary medicine and explain your opinion on it.
Why do you want to come to this veterinary school in particular? Why would you choose us over the other schools that you have applied to?