So I have just discovered that my husband is having an affair. While that is a topic for another thread, it has lead me to rethink my life plan. I have been a SAHM for the last 5 years, and I have to get back in the workforce. My problem is that my background is in marine biology, doing field work on boats for months at a time. Obviously, I can't be doing that with 2 kids in tow. So I have been doing a great deal of self-discovery and come to the understanding that if I could do anything, and be able to have my children with me, then I would work with animals. The diagnosing and problem solving involved with veterinary medicine is very intriguing to me. I have only a few prerequisites that I would need to take, along with taking the GRE's, so I have some time before I can apply to school. In the meantime, I am trying to work through the logistics of going to vet school, and being a single parent.
I am wondering if anyone knows of anyone who went back to graduate school, particularly med/vet school, as a single parent? How difficult was scheduling care for your children during weekend or overnight on-call rotations? I think I have the drive and energy to do both school and parenting, I am worried about having to move to my vet school's town, and not have a support system.
Any information/advice/interesting anecdotes appreciated :)