I can't decide whether to pursue a veterinary nursing degree with the intention of doing graduate entry veterinary medicine afterwards, or go into teaching. I have just completed my A levels and am taking a year out, but I just can't decide. I know that animals are my life passion/purpose, and I care for each and every one, but I also know that it's a long journey, particularly graduate entry, and know that teaching is very respectable/in demand. Do I go with animals or stability? Thank you for taking the time to read/respond to this
If you love working with animals, why not pursue the veterinary nursing? If you work very hard, you may be able to get into graduate entry veterinary medicine, but even if you don't manage that, you could still become a veterinary nurse. Wouldn't this align more closely with your passions than teaching, as you'd still be working with animals?
bluebeetle Thank you very much for your response. It was really helpful to get another point of view, and I understand that teaching must be very stressful; 10 of my family members, including my dad, are teachers, all in a variety of subjects. I also thought perhaps I should pursue teaching to carry on the tradition, but my lifelong passion for animals has to be a sign. This has been incredibly helpful, thank you.