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Stop Giving Your Power Away

📣The things that people say and do can only impact your mental health IF YOU LET THEM. ⁣
You Get To Choose… every time… in every situation… Your Choice.⁣
Most of us just believe that the way we feel in any given situation is just the way it is… that we can’t change it…⁣
… and this is why we’ve bought into a culture of victimization in our profession as a whole.⁣
🎉 The GREAT NEWS is we can take back the control over our lives, and the fate of our mental health! 🎉⁣
𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫?⁣
I promise, you do!⁣
So how do you tap into it?

➡️ For starters, you have to learn how to recognize and manage ANXIETY.⁣

I’ll show you how in my Free Webinar… CLICK HERE to check it out.

The World Needs You, Vet Med

Way too many veterinary professionals are suffering from⁣⁣⁣
➤ career regret⁣⁣⁣
➤ feelings of inadequacy⁣⁣⁣
➤ feelings of incompetence⁣⁣⁣
➤ lack of confidence⁣⁣⁣
➤ generalized anxiety⁣⁣⁣
➤ compassion fatigue⁣⁣⁣
➤ financial concerns⁣⁣⁣
➤ mood swings⁣⁣⁣
➤ self-loathing⁣⁣⁣
➤ over-eating⁣⁣⁣
➤ over-drinking⁣⁣⁣
➤ over-spending⁣⁣⁣
The shame that results is crushing. 😔⁣⁣⁣
The belief it will never get better is overwhelming. 😩⁣⁣⁣
The result:⁣⁣⁣
We hold on to the top of that Terrible Top 10 list. 😢⁣⁣⁣
🤔 But there’s something most of us don’t know…⁣⁣⁣
⭐️I𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐲!🌟⁣⁣⁣
𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦! ⁣⁣⁣
How it is right now, is not how it has to stay!⁣⁣⁣
The truth is, you already have everything you need to create a career you enjoy and a life you love, you just don’t know how to tap into it.⁣⁣⁣
You don’t believe it is possible.⁣⁣⁣
(I Promise, It Is!)⁣⁣⁣
We CAN get off the top ten list, and it starts by proving false what we’ve been taught to believe about what is possible for us in this profession, and in our lives as veterinary professionals. ⁣⁣⁣
We create the lives we want one decision at a time. ⁣⁣⁣
Curious? Check out my Free Webinar.
The world needs what only you can provide to the veterinary profession.

What If VetMed Wasn’t A Mistake

There is a lot of joy, and a lot of heartache, that comes along with a career in VetMed. This isn’t news to you.

I know you’ve experienced it first hand like I have.

I also suspect that the heartache has been harder to deal with than you expected it to be… especially when you add to it the sometimes challenging interactions with clients and staff.

It was really hard for me.

Together this combination can create considerable anxiety, stress, and sadness. For many of us it leads to depression, burn-out, and career regret.

Student loan debt and the absence of work-life balance can make it worse.

So, is this outcome inevitable?

At surface level it sure seems to be, right?

Many of us believe we are victims of VetMed… victims of what we didn’t know when we decided to pursue these careers… victims of low pay, high student loan balances, long hours, cranky clients, crummy patient outcomes, and no balance between work and the rest of our lives.

Many of us believe we are destined to be stressed out, exhausted, and financially stretched thin.

Many of us even believe we did this to ourselves through poor choices… and so we are not only victims of VetMed, but victims of ourselves as well.

It’s all pretty dismal when viewed through this lens.

But I have a question for you…

What if it’s not true?

What if you are exactly where you are supposed to be?

What if your prior decisions were exactly right?

What if all of it is for your good?

What if it’s all just part of a season of growth, preparing you for what comes next?

What if everything you ever wanted for your life is not only still possible, but on the way to you now?

If you believed that, would you think about your circumstances differently?

Just something for you to ponder this week…

Rewrite Your Vet Life Story

I don’t know about you, but I hit a point in my veterinary career where I’d had enough…

… enough of getting off work late and cancelling plans
… enough of constantly thinking about (and let’s be honest, worrying about) cases every waking moment
… enough pushing through my work week to enjoy a day off

But again, if I’m honest, those days off rarely lived up to the greatness I thought they’d be.


Because…  I’d be thinking about work, worrying about cases, getting calls from the office… and many times dropping by “for just a minute”.


One day I just decided enough was enough, and that the life I’d been living was not the life I wanted to keep living in the future. I made some massive changes, some massive mistakes, and managed to rewrite my own vet life story despite it all.

Was it easy? Nope
Was it fast? Nope
Was it worth it? Absolutely!

I’ll admit, those were some really hard times. But now I can look back and appreciate the value of the journey. In the moment, we really can’t see the forest for the trees…

So why am I telling you this?

Because I don’t want it to be that hard for you… I don’t want you to give in to the lie that says it never gets better… I don’t want you to think you have made a big fat mistake by pursuing vet med.

You haven’t ruined your life.

Really. You haven’t.

You’ve done the best you can with the resources and information you’ve had available to you…  and now you just need More Information & New Resources!

I’ve got you covered!

Learn more at


Negative Consequence of Achieved Goals

Back in the early days of my veterinary career I found myself in a slump and a little defeated.

I’d worked So Hard for So Long to do all the things I needed to do to become a veterinarian. It had been my single greatest goal, my purpose…

But not long after graduating and beginning my work as a real vet, I found myself unhappy.

Sure, it was stressful being a new grad… but that wasn’t the problem. (Well, it was a problem lol… but not the cause of this problem! 😊)

This problem felt bigger…  it included thoughts like “I never should have gone to vet school” and “Is this it? Is this all there is?” and even “This is getting kind of boring”.

From there I started thinking about changing jobs…  a fresh start would be the solution. When that didn’t work, I began thinking about leaving the profession all together… and that came with its own set of thoughts and emotions… including guilt.

What I didn’t realize then was that the problem wasn’t actually anything veterinary related- it was simply the negative consequences of an achieved goal… and it was totally normal! (And Fixable!)

See, as humans we need to keep learning and growing. We need to be planning ahead… it’s a skill that is only available to us as human beings. When we don’t exercise that part of our brains, we become unhappy.

Status quo just won’t cut it, we were intentionally made to do more!

The amazing thing is, once we start planning ahead, and working toward those new goals (even really tiny ones), our brain shifts…  we begin living in the excited anticipation of what could and will be in the future…

The super-cool benefit: the hard stuff doesn’t seem so hard and we have more energy than we would if we kept living day to day without something additional to focus on and work toward.


Yep, putting new, challenging stuff in your brain makes all that vet-related stress get easier. 🤯

In a Joyful DVM Facebook Live Event I talked about this in detail and gave some specific examples of the types of things you could be planning and working for… and trust me, it’s waaaayyy easier than you think it will be!

You can check out the video RIGHT HERE.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

The Veterinary Resentment Trap

How do you feel about your choice to join the veterinary profession?

If you are like many of us, veterinary resentment is near the top of the list. 😕

Over time, we build up a lot of resentment about all kinds of things associated with our jobs including…

👉🏻the hours we work,
👉🏻clients in general,
👉🏻student loan debt,
👉🏻and even our decision to join the profession in the first place.

Once it starts, the resentment can take on a life of its own.

It commonly spills into many different areas of our lives, and the focus of our resentment become the reason why believe we can’t ever have the lives we want… at least not as long as we stay in this profession.

📣 It’s Not True!

In a  Joyful DVM Facebook Live Event I talk through the snowball effect of resentment, explain how you have ALL THE POWER to stop the cycle (and take back your joy!), and give you word-by-word examples of how to get it done!

🎉 Who doesn’t want that?!

🎬 To watch or listen to the video, CLICK RIGHT HERE!
Hanging onto veterinary resentment is a choice.

It will never help you create what you want in the future…  because you can’t move forward while constantly looking back.

Resentment fuels your misery, but you can change that.

The journey toward life and career you want is only one intentional decision away!