I am heavily considering chosing equine dentistry as my major in college. Now that I'm in college, I'm really starting to look at my options. Here is my thinking:
I need to make a lot of money (who doesn't?!) so the first option would be a vet. However, I know how hard vets work and how little time they have to really be involved with their personal lives. I also see that it is a hard & dangerous job, with emergency calls, surgeries, and angry horses who do not like to be poked with needles. The school would also be difficult, or at least my research of OSU (where I plan on going) I found that it's a hard program to get into/stay in. I know equine dentistry will be a lot like vet school, and I will probably have to go through some of the same classes, then again there will be a few I won't have to go through. I am having trouble researching this specific major, but I have seen a few sources that say that interning earns $35,000-$75,000 per year, and I saw a case where someone makes $125,000 per year after 5 years of interning and actually has less work than when they were interning.
So, what is the demand on Equine Dentistry? I know it probably depends on the area, but I'm just looking for an average, or your best guess and thoughts on this whole post. I have been advised before to just get a job as a nurse or something not having to do with horses (because I know it is mostly difficult to make money doing horse-related jobs), and just use that money for my passion for horses.
Anyway, it's long and I apologize, but I trust everyone's judgement here :)
Thanks for reading!
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