Why I Chose Globe: A Student’s Perspective

veterinary technology program

Arika Manthey (left) and Libby Ranschau

We all know what it is like to find a career or discover what we think we want to do for the rest of our lives. To many, it may feel like that they have wasted years before it occurred to them that there is something else out there to do. From a personal standpoint, I have had this experience and I was not sure where to go. Before this article, I wrote a paper for [my] Composition [class] in which I interviewed a fellow student at Globe University-Sioux Falls who experienced much of what I described.

Arika Manthey is a current student at Globe University in the veterinary technology program. She graduated from [another university] last year with a degree in accounting and it turned into something she wasn’t going to be happy doing as a career. She worked last summer, fall, and hated what she was doing.

“It was making me really miserable and I never wanted to even go to work because I hated it so much,” she said. She then started thinking, “What could I do that I would enjoy and look forward to doing at work every day?”

She pondered on this thought and kept coming back to vet tech. After looking at the vet tech program offered at Globe University, she discovered her path. Since she lives in Sioux Falls, it made going to school at Globe even more convenient.

Arika is currently in her second quarter at school and is now only taking vet classes because most of her prior credits have been transferred in, leaving her with a little over a year left to complete the program.

“My favorite part of this program is how hands-on it is from the very beginning,” she said. “I learn best that way and it makes it so much more interesting.”

She is still undecided if she wants to go into small or large animal practice after she has completed school, but as of now she is leaning towards the equine side. I was curious as to why she had such an interest in equine. She grew up showing horses. If she does go into equine, she would be very interested in getting a job at an equine facility.

Talking with Arika was like having a conversation with myself in my head. I went to [another university] for a semester studying Wildlife Management, but it was not what I thought it would be. I felt like I hit a brick wall and there was no way around it. After finding out about Globe, I visited the campus and now I am a student here as well. Though it may feel like you are lost, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

By Libby Ranschau, Vet Tech Student at Globe University-Sioux Falls