SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) To start, I would like to say that of course (as all of us who aspire to be veterinarians) I love animals. I always have and have had pets my whole life. I do understand that this isn't the only thing required of a veterinarian, I also have a genuine interest in medicine. I would also like to say that I come from a poor family, my mother lives off of disability and my father is pretty much homeless right now. I have nobody to help me with any school expenses. I've been fortunate enough that my boyfriend's parents were willing to let me stay with them, but this is only temporary. Due to a dysfunctional (to say the least) childhood, my high school GPA was terrible. 1.98 to be exact. In order to succeed in school, I would need to be on my own, and I'm currently working on that. I took a CNA course in November, as I had plans to continue on to the RN program...but I HATED it....I felt I was forcing myself to do something just because of the job stability and high pay...which I need right now to get on my feet and help out my family. Right now I'm caught in a tough spot, because part of me wants to do another program at the community college near me just to get on my feet, but I also know how I felt when forcing myself to do something I hated. I could get my general ed out of the way and transfer to the University of Wisconsin to start on the path to veterinary school, but I only want to do that if I know for sure that's what I should do. I know the debt will be immense considering I'll have to live on my own and pay all of my own bills. That scares me....along with job stability issues...it's sort of pushing me away from the whole plan! I have considered doing a veterinary technician program, but the closest accredited program is 3 hours away and I can't move there...the only other option is Globe University..but their program isn't even fully accredited. I also know vet techs don't make much for money. I don't know what to do right now because I want a career with animals, but I need a job that can get me to a healthier financial place. I want to be a vet...but is it a smart idea?