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VMCAS Likert Criteria

In addition to writing a letter of recommendation, you will evaluate applicants on a number of criteria. Provide your ratings for the following criteria.

  • Ability to Handle Animals: applicant is verbally reassuring, calm, and able to reduce stress/anxiety in animals.
  • Emotional Stability: applicant manages emotions and accepts accountability for actions.
  • Empathy: applicant is considerate, sensitive, and tactful in response to others.
  • Ethics: applicant displays honesty, integrity, and ethical behaviors.
  • Interpersonal Relations: applicant can get along well with peers and superiors.
  • Judgment: applicant displays critical thinking skills, common sense, and decisiveness.
  • Leadership: applicant takes initiative and motivates others.
  • Oral Communication: applicant speaks clearly with precision and accuracy, without ambiguity.
  • Professionalism: applicant demonstrates respect for others.
  • Reaction to Criticism: applicant accepts constructive criticisms and seeks opportunities for improvement.
  • Understanding of the Veterinary Profession
  • Reliability: applicant is dependable, responsible, prompt, and thorough.
  • Self-Awareness: applicant can objectively self-evaluate, manage emotions, and align behavior with values.
  • Time Management: applicant uses time effectively and productively.
  • Written Communication: applicant's writing is precise, accurate, grammatically correct, and unambiguous.

For more information, reference the Guidelines for Recommendation Letter Writers.  

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