so i think i've finally decided that i want to pursue a career as a veterinarian, more specifically i'd like to work with large cats in a sanctuary or rehabilitation center someday.
going to school to become a vet would take around 8-12 years, and i was wondering if there are any other mamas out there that have pursued a career that takes quite a bit of time being a student? did it effect your relationship with your kids being in school? were you able to do summer internships/summer semesters? how did you handle the summer internships/semesters if your kids were/are in school, but had that summer off?
i have more questions, but can't think of them right now. i'd really like to do this, but i'm wondering how things will turn out because i wouldn't finish school until my daughter was around 9-13 years old. also, while my dh is supportive of me going to school, i'll have to work too for us to make ends meet. did any mamas do/doing an extended study in college while working full/part time? do you feel that being a full time student and full time worker would be too much time away from my daughter?
any tips/advice/personal experience that anyone has would be much appreciated. thanks!