I just came across this forum for the first time this morning and felt compelled to register and start making friends with people who are in the same or a similar situation to myself. To start off, my name is Matthew and I am 23 years old. Through my small amount of reading this morning I have discovered that I am considered a non-traditional student - although I pretty much figured that was the case from the get go. I have a B.A. in Psychology from FIU in Miami and I have used that degree over the last year to help me in my job as a Financial Advisor with John Hancock. From the time I was 16 as an assistant to an advisor I was sure that this is what I wanted to do for a living and while the job is very rewarding (being able to help people reach their financial goals) I can't help but feel like it isn't the perfect fit. Enter: my wife, who's parents are both general practitioners on her home island of Grenada. She has finally decided at the age of 25 (after graduating with an Economics degree just to defy her parents) that she missed her calling and would like to follow in their footsteps and become a doctor (Obstetrics to be specific). All this talk about med school and helping her study her chemistry, etc has been 1000x more fun than I have been having at work and as a result I have begun to seriously open my mind to becoming a vet. I can't believe that I had never thought of it myself, but who better than my other half to come up with the idea that I couldn't come up with on my own, right? I have been doing quite a bit of research and I plan on starting on a 2nd bachelors at UCF this coming summer in Biology - Preprofessional and applying to UF for vet school in ~3 years. As soon as I can find a position I will be putting aside my unlimited income potential with my fortune 500 company for a certain ~$20,000/year and some experience in the field that I KNOW is necessary for acceptance. At this point I can only hope that 3 years of animal care experience will be enough to get serious consideration when the time comes. On top of all of this, my wife and I love to travel and would like to schedule some before we both start school and then we need to worry about finding time to have children - which is a whole separate issue. I know it has been a fairly long post, but I thank you for sticking in there and reading it all. I look forward to learning a lot on here and getting to know you ladies and gents well!