Rethinking some career goals
I’ve always had my heart on specializing,I found general practices in my pre-vet years kind of boring (which I’m now starting to realize had more to do with the hours I worked and the jobs that I was doing then it actually being boring). As a vet student with less days of vet school in front of than behind me I’m leaning more and more towards GP for a variety of reasons. A lot of this has to do with the fact that recently I’ve spent more time in GP and the experience was 100% different as a vet student than a pre-vet.
I’ve never been set on one specialty… my first love was cardio, then oncology, then neuro, then internal medicine, then surgery, then ophthalmology… you get my point. Every new thing I saw I just thought “how awesome it would be to specialize in that?”
I really enjoy a lot of different things and I wonder if putting myself in a niche may be a disservice to myself. Perhaps it would be better for me to put in as much effort as possible into being the best and most knowledgable GP I can be rather than putting my energy into one.
I’m still not sure and having 2 years left in my program there’s lots of time to make a decision but the more and more I think about it the less I can deny that general practice might be the best fit for me after all.