I really need some advice, so here it goes...
I have always wanted to be a vet. I know it sounds like so many others, but for as long as I can remember, it is all I have ever wanted to do.
I worked myself to a standstill and I finally made it into "vet school".
My problem is, I still have 3 more years to go until I graduate, and I am left wondering if this is still what I want to do.
Don't get me wrong, there are aspects I absolutely love, but more and more, I am having doubts about continuing. It bothers me that so much of what a working veterinarian can do is governed by money. The fact that you work so hard for a degree that means so much, but in financial terms it just isn't recognised. (I am aware that I didn't start this degree for money) but it is a concern. Who wouldn't want a more comfortable lifestyle?
It also bothers me that over the years, the vet students almost become "hardened" to certain situations (I know students who absolutely loved de-horning goat kids- the screaming of those kids haunted me for weeks).
But I loved the physiology, and knowing how things ticked and worked together in the body. I am starting to wonder if I wouldn't be more suited to medicine or some form of research.
And of course I love animals (but those in the know understand that it's not just about loving animals).
But I don't want to just throw in the towel, when I have worked so hard to get where I am. Do I continue, graduate and then change if I am still unhappy. Or do I make the change now, and know that once I do, I lose my chance at being a vet?
I guess I really would just love some advice