Frustrated, Approaching Burn-Out,
Thinking Vet Med might not be for you?

(Even when clients are cranky, schedules are chaotic, and you struggle to leave work at work)

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

Now You Realize It Was Just The Beginning...

I help veterinary professionals and teams increase joy, wellbeing and balance while decreasing stress and anxiety  so they can enjoy their lives and careers.

Dr. Cari Wise

Joyful DVM, MAEd, Certified Life Coach


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

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. There are no victims in VetMed. 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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Sometimes all you need is a fresh perspective!

Life coaching fills in the gaps that medical knowledge and skills training alone left behind. You're a really good VetMed professional! You just haven't been provided with the life-skills education you need to understand what is actually going on in your own mind... so, of course, you're struggling!

Best News Ever:  You already have everything you need to create a career and life you love, you just don't know how to tap into it... YET!

That's where I come in! I'll help you sort out your thoughts and beliefs, help you find the thought-errors that are holding you back, and teach you how to harness the power of your own mind to create anything you want!

Sounds pretty bold, I know! It is!

Veterinary Life Coaching is available in multiple formats:
> Vet Life Academy
> Workshops & Live Events
> Individual, personalized coaching (Contact Joyful DVM for details)


To provide courses, coaching, community, and consulting 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.


Increase joy, balance and well-being while decreasing anxiety and stress in your veterinary career.

Take back control of your whole life by learning to align your Identity, Purpose, and Career Path.

Discover if staying in a Vet Med related career path is right for you. (Just because you started in Vet Med doesn't mean you have to stay there, or even should!)