I'm scared I'm not right for vet medWatch
I have been deciding between vet med and law as a career for the majority of my life. Law was my number one choice until I realised the amount of work I would have to put in so in year 12 I decided to do vet med.
You can expect lectures/practicals 9-5 most days, compulsory (unpaid) work experience during the holidays, occasional night or on call work and revision at evenings/weekends for the next 5+ years.
If you can't handle that maybe you need to consider a different career
Worst case scenario you take a year out, get plenty of varied work experience, resit any relevant modules, do some voluntary work, polish your extra curricular activities and apply as a significantly stronger applicant.
Presumably you are a smart cookie otherwise you wouldn't be considering law or vet med. All you lose is a little time in the grand scheme of things, doing something that you enjoy (hopefully from a work experience perspective) and reinforce that you are making the right decision.
Get plenty of varied work experience (ie; small animal practice x2 weeks, kennels/cattery x2 weeks, dairy/lambing x2 weeks MINIMUM) and then see how you feel. If you still have your doubts or aren't enjoying 90+% of what you are doing then I would suggest considering a different career.
I have been deciding between vet med and law as a career for the majority of my life. Law was my number one choice until I realised the amount of work I would have to put in so in year 12 I decided to do vet med. I have been doing work experience for the past year and I am taking a gap year (applying this October) but now I am scared that I won't get in. Most vet/vet students have not got in the first time around and I am worried that if I don't get in I won't have the willpower to apply again. I am still doing work experience just in case I change my mind but did anyone else experience this and get in the first time? I enjoyed work experience but I did have to force myself to go every time and I have a feeling that I'm not passionate enough to do vet med and I'm thinking about doing law again. Please help me.