I could use some advice/opinions. Currently, I am doing my undergraduate work. At the moment, I am in pre-veterinary medicine. I LOVE vet med and I am OBSESSED with horses. Ever since I was little, I have wanted to be a veterinarian. But, as I have gotten older (and a little wiser), I have seen the lifestyle that most veterinarians lead. My vet is burnt out, pretty much hates his life, and has no time to spend with his family or horses. I do not want to end up like that. If I could not spend any time with my own horses, I would be miserable. I am an avid competitor, and I still find time to train my prospect (approx. 2 hours per day), take a 17 credit course load, and be actively involved in several organizations. The outlook / lifestyle of veterinary medicine is just not appealing. The career is something would I love, but the hours, stress, heartbreak, and lack of free time scare me. Like I said, if I could not continue to compete, I would be miserable. Plus, the salary of a veterinarian is pretty low (considering the amount of work that it takes to attain this career), and I really need to be able to support myself and my horses. I am just scared that I will not have time to enjoy myself and I will be miserable throughout veterinary school because I doubt I will have time to ride. I LOVE science and medicine. Chemistry is my favorite class, and I do well in it with little effort. It just comes naturally to me, and this makes me very fortunate. I was considering the pharmacy career because it seems like it would be a good lifestyle, plus I can combine my love of medicine and chemistry. I am also good with people and I was always active in community service (Red Cross, etc.). I am a very hard worker and dedicated person, and grades will not be a problem in either scenario. I am confused and worried. I know this is not a decision that can be made without great thought, but I just would like some advice, opinions, and information.