Okay, I am getting cold feet and increasingly nervous but anyways, now I am scared about how much time and money I will have as a vet. I've been reading back to where vets come on here and say that they aren't happy now that they are out in the real world and are going back to be human doctors. And, I've never had to take out a loan in my life so this will be my first time. And OMG ... taking out that much in loans to make squat after we get out? I am very thrifty and can live on just about nothing so if I brought home $70k a year once I was established then I'd be extremely happy. But still there's the OMG factor. I LOVE veterinary medicine and cannot really picture myself as happy being a physician of some sort but OMG. OMG. I think I have a good head on my shoulders and my head is saying WAIT!!! Look at the economics of it! Am I going to regret being a vet like these others? Even vets around me have said "I wish I could go back and do something different". AAAAHHH!!! What about time? Guys, I don't want to be working TONS of hours a week. I enjoy my time off to ride my horse and spend time with my family. My parents are STILL pushing me to be a dentist since they work minimal hours and make a good living. Can't I have that and be a vet?!!? So ... I am scared!!!! Up until now I thought "vet med is what I make it" and that I would be fine. My hubby has the potential to make enough money so we don't have to worry and I can just relax and do vet med for fun but what if that doesn't happen?! And we are dirt floor poor because I didn't listen to my parents and go into dentistry? I love animals (mmm equines!), science, and medicine. And I am very "green". If I picture myself in medical school and not in vet school whenever I picture myself studying anatomy I think of "how is this different than in the horse?" I can't imagine being focused on just the human since horses are my life.