.I have a question for vet students...did you find a change (for the better) with fellow students maturity, dedication & interaction from undergrad to vet school? I know that is a very vague statement/question. Here is why I ask. I have been working as a un-credentialed vet tech for 8 years, and have "flip-flopped" between going to school for veterinary technology or veterinary medicine. My current situation made veterinary technology the easier path since there is a local tech school. I am getting ready to start my 3rd semester and so far have been disappointed with the program. I was hoping first off to learn much more than what I already know. I am a "self-learner" and research the hell out of anything that interests me, and absorb information. I did learn the hows and whys behind anesthesia and pharmacology, and more about ruminant and equine A&P (I have a strong A&P back round already). However, I found myself often frustrated because the instructors frequently told me "you will learn more next semester" or "you don't need to know that much in depth, we are training techs not vets".. .I also become very irritated by the end of this past semester, because the other students stopped studying, complained about tests, complained about assignments, complained about EVERYTHING. Even after one instructor gave 15 additional points on tests throughout the semester, and the other gave 3 take home tests, dropped the lowest test grade in *BOTH* his classes (anesthesia and pharmacology) AND curved the anesthesia final by 5-6 points because most of the class FAILED it! They then had the nerve to ask for a take home pharmacology final, and tried to pass around a petition to be able to take their pharmacology tests home to study. I find this all VERY annoying, I worked my butt off to not only get into the program, but to maintain a 4.0 GPA these past 2 semesters. I feel as though this is a slap in the face to not only me, as a hard working student, but to all the LVTs that busted their a** to earn that title. It seems like the instructors are most interested in meeting a graduation quota vs producing efficient and knowledgeable technicians. . . One of the vets I work with now has given up on the subtle hints, and directly told me to just get through the program, finish my Associate in Science which will fulfill my requirements for most vet schools, and become a vet instead. I plan to finish the program, because I can at least work as an LVT while I finish my other degree. I feel that way the program won't be a total loss, and it really is ingraining in me that vet school would be a better choice for me.. . . . I am just frustrated and burnt out, I am happy to have 3 weeks off before the drama begins again. I am currently researching all vet school requirements and how quickly I can finish my other degree!. . . .Sorry for the rant! I guess I would love some input and advice. I am wondering if anyone else had this issue in school, or something similar..