I am a 1st year vet tech student at a school near my home. I mainly chose this career because it involved animals and the fact that I didn't have to move out & could keep my horses.
The farther I get into the program, the more I feel it is not right for me. I love spending time working with animals (and talking to and helping to educate their owners when I can), but that is not what being a vet tech is. I'm learning to man-handle animals, which is necessary I guess. I thought I would be learning more about their behavior, which is what I love most about them. I will also be spending a lot of time being a secretary and overall office work, which I have found with experience that that is not my specialty.
Euthanasia is another thing. Small clinics see up to 1-4 per day. I cannot work in a field that is surrounded by death like that...I cannot watch animals die everyday. And it's not always because it is for the animal's best interests...one of my instructors had to put down a puppy because its owner didn't want to pay for the surgery to fix a broken leg.
So now I have no idea what I should do. The classes are pretty easy, so that isn't a factor here. One of my teachers and my dad think I should try to continue on. My dad thinks I could get a job doing something else after I graduate. But why pour all of the money into this program when I know it isn't what I want to do for the rest of my life?
I'm feeling kinda lost, and I'm on a deadline...I have to let the school know my decision by December 3. No pressure at all *sarcasm.* What would you do in my situation?