First off, I'd like to thank you for any and all advice you might have. This is something I rarely stop thinking about, and as I age I am finding that I need a lot more information than I have.
Since I was young, I've only ever wanted to do one thing; Equine Veterinary. I've kept my grades up and done enough ACT practices for every kid in America, all in hopes to obtain my dream job. Later I would find that taking it a step further would be even better. Equine Surgery is decidedly what I want to do with my life.
After speaking to my Vet, my enthusiasm did not fade. He said it took him a very long while to become a vet, and the internship and residency to become a surgeon wasn't worth it to him, but could be within my reach. He gave me tips on how to get there, and it was obvious that I wanted to do this now more than ever. Coming on Horse Forum, I'm getting worried.
I've seen countless threads saying not to take a career in horses, that it is a bad idea with little reward. Could this field be an exception? I am fortunate enough to live close to Rood & Riddle, an acredited equine hospital in Lexington, KY. Would my location make this career in better reach?
I'm looking for as many opinions as I can get. Is this dream something I should act upon? Is there really any benefits to it? Will I be able to find a job? Also any information about good schools for veterinary would be extremely beneficial. Thank you!