A complete guide to creating your own business as a veterinary contractor.

Would you like to have more control over your veterinary career?

Perhaps you’d like to be in charge of your own schedule and have more influence regarding your pay?

Does the idea of “doing your job and going home” sound appealing?

If you’ve been considering branching out on your own but just don’t know how to get started, the Relief Vet 101 course was created just for you! Inside you’ll learn all you need to know to get started with your own business as a contract (relief, locum tenens) veterinarian, or veterinary technician.

Topics Include...

  • Business Entities, Licenses & Registrations
  • Services & Policies
  • Market Research & Money
  • Scheduling
  • Business Resources
  • Insurance
  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Personal Brand
  • Networking & Organizations
  • Scaling Your Business

Enrollment always includes Lifetime Access and all future updates at for no additional cost!

Course Design...

  • 12 Content Modules
  • Multiple Videos per Module
  • Workbooks
  • Action Item Lists
  • Additional Resources
  • Email Support
  • Course Exclusive Facebook Group
  • Lifetime Content Access... including all future upgrades & modifications!

Student Portal Snapshot

Content Overview


**NOTE** Specific Legal and Accounting Advice are NOT GIVEN in this course. Rather, you are provided with recommendations on topics and issues to discuss with your legal and accounting team.

Business Entities, Licenses & Registrations



Personal Brand

Services & Policies

Business Resources


Networking & Organizations

Marketing Research & Money



Scaling Your Business

Lifetime Access

  • Instant Access to the Introduction and Module One
  • A new module released each week!
  • Access to the Brand New Relief Vet 101 exclusive forum in the Joyful DVM Resource Portal
  • Instant Access to the Anxiety Management Workshop Bonus
  • Access to the Relief Rover overview Bonus
  • Future updates for free

I never realized the possibilities that you could have with your veterinary degree to facilitate work life balance for yourself and for your colleagues. The Veterinary Relief Masterclass has all the tools necessary to build and grow your relief practice. Cari offers helpful information and is a wonderful, supportive teacher. The best part is that you can access the class resources anytime, so you can take however long you need to create your business. Relief practice was not discussed as an option when I was in school, I am glad to have found it as a way for me to balance my career with other areas in my life. Thank you Joyful DVM for making relief work a possibility for veterinarians around the world!

SARAH BLACKBURN  //  Veterinarian

I seriously was so stressed to about the idea of becoming a relief vet and the course gave me the courage to do it and I couldn't be happier. It was by far the best decision I've made for my career.

COURTNEY STATELER  //  Veterinarian