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If you haven't already, I would recommend volunteering with any facilities in relation to veterinarian and young childhood development. At least you have your interests narrowed down. All you need now is to confirm whether it is something you want to do in the long run as a career. Once you have your foot in the door, you can start differentiating what it is you want to from the job and what you believe you can offer. Of course, have fun with it if possible. Also, to help you figure out your own personality and strength compatibility with the career of choice, try visiting your Career Center and ask to take some assessments. They should generally have personality assessments to narrow down your type along with giving you suggestions as to what type of career are fit for that personality type. These are usually free and shouldn't take too long to complete; therefore, I believe it is in your best interest to try this out.
Go with your passion. They always say "do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life," while that's true, there's some grey area. If doing what you love doesn't allow you to provide for your family or live the way you want to live, then you won't be happy. So my advice if you enjoy veterinary technology and it will pay the bills, stick with it. But if you find yourself thinking about early childhood development day in and day out, start applying now to a program and if you get the opportunity, jump on it. Don't quit your current studying without having a backup plan in place immediately (you don't want to be out of school for a year or two thinking about what you want to do). Your passion will make you happy and you won't wake up every morning thinking "what if?"