You Got Through Vet School or Tech School And Thought That Was The Hard Part...

Now You Realize It Was Just The Beginning...





To provide courses, coaching, community designed to equip veterinary professionals with the support and skills they need to create work-life balance and manage stress associated with the lifestyle and the practice of veterinary medicine.


To change the belief that relentless stress, anxiety, depression, and high rate of suicide are inevitable consequences of VetMed careers, from one of passive acceptance to one of empowered right to create a different reality through choices and actions.

Dr. Cari Wise

Joyful DVM, MAEd, Certified Life Coach, Certified Quantum Human Design™️ Specialist

I created JOYFUL DVM  in 2017 to encourage, empower and inspire veterinary professionals in areas of work-life balance, anxiety management, and personal well-being.

As a fellow veterinarian, I’ve been where you are and I know your current situation is the result of all the things you didn’t learn, and didn’t consider along the way. (BTW: not your fault.) My heart breaks every time we lose a colleague to suicide, and every time I hear of a colleague’s despair over our profession. Decreasing our suicide rate isn't enough... I want us OFF that terrible top 10 list.  

My approach is untraditional... because if traditional methods were going to work, they would have a long time ago. I believe there are no victims in VetMed... just a lot of dedicated, compassion-driven humans who struggle sometimes to understand their own experiences, allow their emotions (ick!) and put their own needs first.

You're doing the best you can. Together, we can make it easier (and way more fun!).

In many ways, the professional foundation of Vet Med is broken. Personal sacrifice is not the solution... and has never been necessary.  I'll show you why this is true so you can take back all your power and create a life and profession you actually enjoy.

I’m building new resources all the time...
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Life Coaching with a side of Woo

Sometimes all you need is a fresh perspective!

I'll help you fill in the gaps that medical knowledge and skills training alone left behind. You're a great VetMed professional! You just haven't been provided with the critical information you need to understand what is actually happening when the emotional rollercoaster strikes.

It's not because you're doing something wrong.

It's not because you aren't cut out for this career.

If you question your decision to pursue this career in the first place... Read On..,

This is where I come in!
I'll help you sort through your most challenging experiences.
You'll see how you really are not off-track in your life.
You'll learn how you are uniquely designed for everything that's happened so far... and perfectly created for what comes next.

Life & Vet Med on Your Terms: It's not only possible, it's necessary! 

Sounds pretty bold, I know! It is!

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