Veterinary Assistant / Veterinary Technician

Assess key behaviors and mental aptitude with this brief but thorough assessment.

Pre-Employment Test

Purpose: RA’s Veterinary Assistant / Veterinary Technician Test is suitable for screening potential employees tasked with managing client and patient interactions, as well as preparing, assisting with and administering a variety of procedures related to a companion animal or large animal veterinary practice. The Veterinary Technician Test can be used to help identify empathetic, flexible and detail-minded employees who can effectively problem solve. The most successful candidates will possess solid interpersonal skills while also being good time managers, with the ability to work alone or collaboratively.

About This Test: This test will take most candidates approximately 30 minutes. It consists of 2 parts:

  • An untimed personality assessment
  • A 12-minute timed General Reasoning Test

What the Report Gives You: A graphical display of personality trait scores, feedback regarding strengths and developmental concerns, explanation of aptitude results and suggested interview questions.

Testing Process:

  • Immediate score report upon completion.
  • Proctoring desirable but not required.
  • The use of mobile phones is discouraged.

Options: If you prefer an assessment version without the timed General Reasoning Test section, RA’s Veterinary Assistant / Technician Test (personality only) can be purchased for $25 by using this link: Purchase Veterinary Assistant / Technician (Personality Only) Now.

Target Group: We recommend using this test for the positions of Veterinary Technicians and Assistants, as well as Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Registered Veterinary Technicians, Emergency Veterinary Technicians, Animal Care Assistants/Technicians, or other veterinary practice support roles.

Sample Personality Item:

For the statement 
on the left
I feel very strongly about it
I feel it describes me most of the time
I can’t decide between the two statements
I feel it describes me most of the time
I feel very strongly about it
For the statement 
on the right
I prefer working in a quiet environment where I don’t have to talk to people very often.
I prefer working in a busy environment with a lot of activity and social interaction.
Sample Questions for General Reasoning Test

Sample verbal reasoning item: House is to dwelling as car is to ___________.

(A) transportation
(B) traveling
(C) speed
(D) automobile
(E) mechanical

Sample numerical reasoning item: Which comes next in this series? 3 6 9 19 22 25

(A) 118
(B) 128
(C) 98
(D) 124
(E) 144

Sample logic item: Assume the first two statements are true.

  • All job candidates have to take a pre-employment test.
  • Some of the people in the room are job candidates.
  • All of the people in the room will have to take pre-employment tests.

Is the last statement: (A) True
(B) False
(C) Uncertain

(Sample questions differ from actual test appearance and do not contain real test content.)

The Veterinary Assistant / Veterinary Technician Evaluates:

Less Desirable Behaviors Test Content Desirable Behaviors
Slower to learn – Not very observant General Reasoning Quicker to learn; observant & insightful
Argumentative, critical, demeaning Agreeableness Pleasant, easy going, respectful
Fails to live up to promises Conscientiousness / Dependability Reliable, dependable
Overreacts to stress, gets upset easily Emotional Stability / Resilience Calm, level-headed, handles stress well
Prefers to deal with a small number of people Extroversion Enjoys interacting with a lot of people
Prefers to have predictable responsibilities Flexibility / Adaptability Doesn’t mind quick shifts in assignments
Bends rules to suit own purposes Integrity Strong moral code
Insensitive to others emotional state Interpersonal Sensitivity Aware of other people’s emotional state, empathetic
Cares mainly about salary and perks Intrinsic Motivation Enjoys coming to work
Does not use time well, disorganized Orderliness / Detail Mindedness Tidy, neat, organized
Not service minded, stingy about meeting individual preferences Responsive Service Wants to keep customers happy
Does the minimum Work Drive Willing to go the extra mile


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