When I was going to vet school, I spent a lot of time fretting about how I would pay back my school loans. I had been putting myself through school. Then, my parents told me that there was a trust fund in my name that was set to be released to me upon graduation. I decided that I would open a vet practice with the money. I had so much to think about, such as where to get the top rated vet scales for the money and the most stury kennels I could find. There was a lot to think about for someone who was fresh out of school.
I thought long and hard about whether I should pay off my school loans and work for someone else at first, or whether opening my own practice woudl be the best idea. I went for the latter because I know that many people who just graduate often get paid very little money. My fear is that I could be working for someone else for ten or more years before I could even get have of my college money paid back. I wanted to do better for myself. And I wanted to start helping animals and their owners on my terms as soon as possible. I knew what the right thing to do was.
I had to be very careful about how I spent my money. I could not afford to just race out and spend tens of thousands of dollars on the most expensive equipment. But I knew that if I was very careful and did my research, I would be able to buy top notch products for my practice with less money. I spent a lot of hours doing my homework. I ended up opening my vet office about 6 months after I graduated.