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Possibly Applying to College...but...

So ever since I was a little girl, I've always wanted to be a veterinarian. And now that I graduated two years ago, I want to go to college. I promised my family I would take a year or two off and then apply to a few colleges. Well in North Dakota, there are two universities, that I know of, that offer the Veterinary Technician course. Dickinson State University and North Dakota State University in Fargo. Well no offense to the people on here from Fargo, but I just don't like Fargo. It's too big!
So I was thinking about applying to Dickinson SU, which is 240 miles away, so in other words, I would have to move. I have been thinking about this for quite some time and have mentioned it to my boyfriend recently, as in today, and he freaked out. He got mad and said that if I was going to leave him, I should just do it soon because he didn't want to live with me if I was going to leave him. Wtf. Really?
We've been together for almost 3 years now and he has known of my career choice. There is no question about what I want to do, I'm going to do it sooner or later.
I have looked at apartments down there and also houses to buy. He's not keen on the idea because we have a house here and also a few other loans we are paying for. Which I understand his concern. But he also does not want to leave this town because most of our immediate family is located within 50 miles of us. But in my opinion, you can't always be close to your family, you will have to leave them sooner or later.
He would also have a possible job waiting for him in he decide to move there, his step-mom's cousin's husband is the head of one of the oil rig places down there and has offered him a job many many times. He is just reluctant to take it.
Which again, I do understand. The cost of moving is expensive and real estate is way more expensive down there than it is here. But how am I ever going to get on my career chosen path, if I can't move to start it? I just need some advice!!
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Some people will live close to their families during their life, some elses not.

Give him some time to adjust. Then sit him down and discuss with him. Would it be able to find a compromise? Have a long distance relationship while you're in college, he'd be around your old corner and you in the studying city? Then you'd move back to him, or you two'd find a place to live somewhere else after you've graduated?

Good luck! Hopefully you don't need to choose between the relationship and studies.

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You do know that getting a veterinary technician's degree does not prep you for vet school, right?
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I do, I do. I have also been considering going to school for a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Studies. I have done my research well, and am just asking for some opinions on what to be done, not about the schooling itself.
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You get used to Fargo after a while. Well, I hide in Moorhead for the most part because I'm going to MSUM right now. Fargo seems big, but it's pretty okay after a while. (I'm from Minot) I'm considering transferring to NDSU for Equine, so I'd keep that in mind if you want to do any sort of horse class along with it. UND has pre-vet, too.

I'm not sure your age, but NDSU usually requires you to live in the dorms for a year unless you talk to them (if you're older). If you come to Fargo, there's a crap ton of apartments because of the ridiculous amount of college students. Most aren't too expensive. Mine's not that bad, but it's owned by a couple privately and it's in Moorhead.

Feel free to PM me if you want.

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