I've always thought that I would be a large animal vet as an adult, but coming into my junior year I'm just not so sure. I'm finally starting to realize the huge sums of money that would have to come from somewhere to become one, and just how prestigious the school I'd have to get into is. And after watching The Incredible Dr. Pol, I'm just not sure that I'm tall enough, strong enough, or...mentally tough enough for that sort of job. I'm only 4'11 and barely 90 lbs. I can't imagine me being able to pull a calf out of a cow or hold down a squealing 300lb pig.
God has recently begun opening my eyes to the world of therapy. I've always thoughts that therapy would be a very great, rewarding job to get into, but I never looked into it past that. I have worked as the head volunteer of a therapeudic riding facility for years, and I absolutely love working with the children there.
My question to you guys, is how do I get into that? My dream is that I be able to work as a therapist (PT or OT) for a while and begin saving up, and eventually become head therapist somewhere, and last- begin my own therapeudic riding facility. I have no idea how to go about that though, in terms of schooling, college, and what it would cost me/how long it would take. I don't even know what college I would need to go to at this point! So shoot me with whatever you know. Do you need certain certifications? Would I need extra schooling/certification to go from PT or OT to solely hippotherapy or therapeudic riding? What are your experiences with the job? Pros and cons? I'm all ears!