Veterinary student debt: How much is too much?
1. What do you want out of life?
2. How much will that lifestyle cost?
3. What kind of work schedule would you prefer: part-time or full-time?
4. Do you plan on getting married and utilizing two sets of income?
5. How old do you want to be when you retire?
Students need to start thinking about these things at a young age, Dr. Felsted says, because once you’re in veterinary school there’s really no going back.
She suggests setting goals before heading to the bank for a loan. “A lot of goals are about money,” Dr. Felsted says. “For example, buying a house, a car, or raising children.”
After determining what kind of lifestyle you want, set a budget and decide how much money you can afford to borrow.