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University Applicants for Veterinary Nurse Course Meet Dogs At Interview — 16 Comments

  1. I think any vet nurse applicant should be held to the standards of our Ruth. All schools should have her profile and accomplishments on file. The schools’ final question should be, “Is she/he a Ruth”?
    It may sound soapy, but that’s the way I feel.
    It’s a position that not just anyone can hold.
    I know that I wouldn’t be able to do it myself.
    Animals and people are on 2 different planes with me.

  2. It was my own fault Michael, I missed the t out of Ruth when typing it in, but didn’t realise until my second post was held for moderation too lol

  3. Yes a good idea and all very well but I’d have liked the applicants to have to interact with a cat too, a confident cat who wouldn’t mind meeting strangers.
    But as always it seems dogs are more important to the veterinary profession 🙁

    • Yeah exactly. Ok I mean anybody can get on with most dogs, certainly in an interview situation a dog is going to be much much easier to handle than a cat.

      A better test would be with a cat because it’s more challenging. Usually if a person can get on well with a cat it’s because they know at least a little bit how to listen to animals and understand their needs – empathy in other words.

      • A better test would be with a cat because it’s more challenging.

        Ruth and I agree. Trickier and requiring more “interpersonal” skills. At least there is a focus on the animal at this interview and actual skills rather than paper and words.

        • Yes – because it seems many people who work in ‘animal services’ actually hate animals and even torture them.

          They should be the LAST people with such jobs. A vet should love animals, no question about it. The dog/cat interview test should be one of the important parts of the application if not the most.

          • Totally agree. Shelters and vets: quite a few don’t like animals it seems to me. Even some cat owners don’t like animals.

            I don’t see how you can love cats and hate a fox or squirrel, for example.

            • This is so sad that this happens overseas I don’t think it’s the case over here in New Zealand. I guess there are similar possible people over here, but not sure.

              • I think maybe some inadequate people like power Kylee and working with animals gives a person power over them because they can choose whether to be kind or unkind to them.
                Declawing vets must love having power over cats, they know the poor creatures can’t object or complain.

            • It makes me wonder if any person wanting to enter a caring profession shouldn’t need to undergo a psych evaluation along with the “field testing”.

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