That's great your daughter has a goal to work toward. Perhaps there are opportunities for her to volunteer with animals to get some experience, such as at an animal shelter? Alternately, there maybe someone with an animal grooming business that could use a casual helper. I know you are in a rural location, so that can make it harder, but then there are different opportunities in rural areas, such as larger animal vets, that work more with cattle and horses. It can be hard for young people to get that first start, but if she has a clear interest, hopefully she will find someone willing to give her a go. Tafe has an animal handling course if she wants to study further but not wanting to study vet science.
I went to school in the country, on the Fleurieu Peninsula , where everyone just went to an area school that serviced many towns and farms in the region. I had some really great teachers at my school, and I really enjoyed primary school and I wish my son could have had the same experience.
Although, theoretically there are several high schools nearby for my son, it is hard to get in to the good ones, if not in the zone. I think schools in the city vary in quality greatly depending on where they are situated. Excellent quality schools in the wealthy suburbs, awful schools in the working class areas, it is very segregated. Where we live is not one of the poor outer suburbs but it is still working class and not great for schooling, especially for a child who needs a lot of support to function.
How are you going at the moment with yourself and your own wellbeing? I am really struggling and overwhelmed at the moment, though nothing much has changed, everything just seems harder somehow.