Well, I've lived on a dairy farm for my whole life (17yrs) and have been around horses most of my life, but started riding 4 years ago.
I have always wanted to work around animals, but especially to be a vet. And I have decided that if I work hard enough, I want to be an equine vet. There aren't many specialised equine vets in NZ I have found, most seem to go into small animals and large animals and that means that so many people get stuck when they need a vet for their horse... Like I have been in the past.
I'm taking Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Probability and Statistics, and Trigonometry and Algebra. Which are the subjects I need to get into Uni, I'm hoping to go to Massey University in Palmerston North, NI, NZ. It's the only uni in NZ that does vet now.
I'm nervous though, the usual, what if I fail the first semester where only 75 out of 200+ students get through. I know I'll be working my butt off, I know I'll be saying goodbye to my life for a while, I'm fine with that. I'm already working my butt off to get the best marks I can in my last year of Highschool (which admittedly isn't hard)
I don't know much about University, the lectures, where to go for help whether it's to do with the work or not, the notes and whatnot. Literally all I know is that each lecture runs for 50 minutes.
I have already been and looked around the University, and I love it there, while the atmosphere is serious, it's also happy. I love it because of the scenery too, so many trees and animals, a lake, a town inside a university aswell. Everybody is welcoming and friendly (so far)
They also have extremely good grazing etc for horses. Its $580 a semester, which includes a paddock, and a yard, access to covered yards and washbays, lockable tacksheds and farmland to ride over, and an 80x60m all weather arena made of 50:50 crusher dust and lime, with the use of up to 20 jumps!
This is the place where I want mitch to be, and it's only $2.50 a week dearer than it would be to keep him where I'm living, which has only a paddock. Equestrian Centre - Massey University
I know, blabbering on a bit now, but are there many vets or vet nurses etc, especially equine vets on here that can tell me more about your experience at university?
I've already planned how I'm going to afford everything, and I don't have to start applying until october, and I don't start Uni untill February! I just like to be prepared early, I have quite bad anxiety with socialphobia and agoraphobia, among a few other problems.