Hi. I've been accepted into vet school for the coming year but I've started having second thoughts. I'm worried about the emotional burden vets are under. I told a friend and vet tech that I got into vet school. She has been in the field for many years at multiple practices and she doesn't believes becoming a vet is a good idea for me. She told me most vets she worked with didn't enjoy their jobs and that the job is very emotionally taxing. I know being a vet has its stresses but I have had serious depression problems in the past. I'm worried that if being a vet is as emotionally taxing as she let on I won't make it in this career. I know being a vet can be an emotional job at times but are some of you constantly worrying about medical decisions and thinking about deceased patients? I talked to a couple of vets since and they both told me not to go into the field. I want/need a distinction between home life and work life. Is this not common? I'm hoping my friend's experience isn't the norm. She's been in the field much longer than me. I'd feel foolish if I didn't consider her advice and the advice of the other vets I've since spoken with. Every job can be stressful. Are the stresses, emotional and otherwise, of being a vet that much more significant than other careers? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.