Choosing the Correct Path: A Senior’s Journey to Globe

By Mary Beth Nicholson, veterinary technology student Vet Tech

This was it. My senior year of high school had finally arrived, and everyone was asking: “What are your career plans?”

I loved being around animals, working with animals and anything in the medical field. However, eight years of college for vet school did not spark an interest and was not included in my future plans.

Throughout my senior year, I was very fortunate to get a lot of experience working under veterinarians. They really do some awesome work at Horner Equine and Steele Veterinary Clinic, two places I worked part-time over the summer. After learning and seeing lots of different things, I knew I needed to find a career steered toward the veterinary medicine field.   

I did a lot of online research to see what was available for me and what was close to home. I was excited when I discovered Globe University, and that after completing two years of school, I could become a licensed veterinary technician.

I toured the college in November of my senior year and I knew it was the right place for me. I loved that they provided hands-on learning and small class sizes so that everyone could get an opportunity to work with the animals and learn by doing, not just watching.

Anyone who is a hard-worker, dedicated to succeed and wants a career working with animals as a vet tech should definitely check out Globe University and see all the different opportunities that are available to them. 

I encourage everyone to look ahead into their future, find something they love doing and chase it until they’re living it. As Stephen Covey once said in one of his great books, “I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.”


Mary Beth Nicholson graduated from Kidder County High School in May of this year. Her hobbies include riding horses, working on her family ranch and spending time with all her siblings. She started college this fall as a vet tech student at Globe University. She is excited to become more knowledgeable about what it takes to become a good vet technician and can’t wait to learn lots and do lots.