Episode 74 | Joy Vet Alliance

In this episode, I go behind the scenes of Joy Vet Alliance to share all the details about this one-of-a-kind support program. If you think you already know about JVA, think again! This year we changed everything… and you can learn all about it in Episode 74.



  • How Joy Vet Alliance helps you DISCOVER why you’re feeling stuck and what you can do about it.
  • How Joy Vet Alliance helps you NOURISH what’s working in your life, and ditch all the baggage that’s holding you back.
  • How Joy Vet Alliance provides abundant opportunities to ENGAGE in your life so you can get back to moving forward toward what you want. 



Thank you so much for listening! If this episode supported you in any way, the best way you can pay forward is by taking a screenshot of this episode and sharing it on social media or with your team, and tag me!



00:00:00 Have you heard about Joy Vet Alliance? If you think you know everything about it, think again! We changed everything this year and I'm going to tell you all about it in Episode 74. I'm Dr. Cari Wise, and this is the Joyful DVM Podcast. Hi friends. Welcome to Episode 74. Today, we're going to talk all about Joy Vet Alliance,

00:00:32 because I suspect that some of us have forgotten that Batman was never supposed to take over our lives. So have you settled for a life that you don't enjoy? If so, listen up because Joy Vet Alliance may be just what you need to fill in those gaps and get your life back on track. There are three factors that separate those, experiencing a vibrant,

00:00:51 fulfilling life and career from those existing in survival mode. And just trying to keep it together. Day by day, in Joy Vet Alliance, we show you how to integrate those three factors into your own life. So you can begin experiencing the joy of life on your terms, and we support you and encourage you every step of the way that med was never supposed to ruin your life.

00:01:09 My friends, it's just preparing you for what comes next. So if you're tired of feeling stressed and exhausted all the time, frustrated with work, taking priority over everything else, overwhelmed by the pressure to live up to impossible expectations, discouraged by how far your wife has slid in a direction that you never intended it to go too busy, to figure out where to even start in order to create something different for yourself or trying to decompress by scrolling social media and ending up feeling worse.

00:01:37 If it sounds familiar, this is not your fault. You're an incredibly smart human you've invested a ton of time and money to pursue a career that you thought you'd love, but nobody ever told you it could suck the life out of you. You received a great education and did what you needed to do to become credentialed in your field. But there's a glaring hole in your knowledge base,

00:01:58 how to create a joyful, balanced life while pursuing a career in vet med, all the veterinary knowledge in the world, can't manifest a better life experience for you. It's a harsh reality, but it's true. But imagine if there was a different way, imagine if there was actually a way to improve your life while still staying in the career that you always thought that you would love.

00:02:18 Well, there is. And that's what Joy Vet Alliance is all about. In Joy Vet Alliance, we use a three-factor approach to change our lives for the better. There's no more sitting on the sidelines, waiting for the world to get its act together. You're a powerful being and you already have everything you need inside of you to make lasting change for yourself.

00:02:36 In Joy Vet Alliance will show you how, and when like, I said, we will support you every step of the way. Number one, you're going to discover what's contributed to your current experience. This discovery is critical Intel because, without it, we can't solve the problem friends. We can never solve a problem that we don't understand. Number two, we're going to nourish what enhances your life.

00:02:58 No more packing around baggage that doesn't serve a powerful purpose. We're going to learn to find it and let it go and focus more on what actually enhances our existence. And number three, you're going to engage intentionally in a way that will move you forward. We aren't going to wait around until we feel like it. We're committed to making real change

00:03:18 and we do it day by day inside of Joy Vet Alliance. In Joy Vet Alliance, we focus on what's important through this three-factor approach: Discover, Nourish, and Engage. There are tons of resources every single week that you can engage with that you can interact with inside of JVA to help keep you focused on what's important to you using the Discover, Nourish and Engage approach.

00:03:43 You will refocus on. What's most important to you. You will learn how to live your life with permission to do it the way that you want to do it. And you'll stop focusing on the things that actually don't move you forward to support your discovery. There's a live masterclass every single month. So every month there's a topic that we talk about live.

00:04:03 And if you can't make it to the live call, it's not a problem because everything in JVA gets recorded and you can always catch it later. So when you join us in JVA, you're going to get the live masterclass for the current month. If it hasn't taken place yet. And you're going to get the replays for the months before, as we get ready to head into February of 2022,

00:04:21 our masterclass topic is going to be loving the life you're in on the way to where you're going. So even if you catch this podcast episode, after that live masterclass has already taken place. No worries. My friend, that replay will be ready and waiting for you. As soon as you join us inside of Joy Vet Alliance. Also to support your discovery process is our magic mindset

00:04:43 mini course it's a short course that helps you to understand the think, feel, act cycle so you can understand exactly how your emotional experiences are being created and what you can do about it. You're way more powerful than you think. And in this simple short course, you're going to learn this massive skill that changes everything in a hurry to support the nourish component of Joy Vet Alliance.

00:05:06 We have tons of resources. Number one, every month, we have a theme. So in February, our theme is going to be self-love makes sense. Considering February is the month of Valentine's day and also my birthday month. So this is why I like to put a little bit of attention on the love concepts during this month. So in February, our theme is self-love.

00:05:27 And along with that, there will be a printable mantra that you can hang out in front of you to look at every single day to remind you of what you're working to build. In addition to that, we also have activities and color pages associated with our themes so that you can engage whenever you're ready. And whenever you want to, to stay focused on that,

00:05:49 moving forward. Also supporting the nourish component of Joy Vet Alliance are our weekly sessions. So every single week, there's a live session inside Joy Vet Alliance somewhere where you can jump on and you can hear me talking, you can ask your questions. You can get your support in that first week, we have the masterclass, which I already talked about,

00:06:09 but in week two, we have a live coaching and support session. And anything goes with these. Now, the way that we've set this up inside of Joy Vet Alliance is pretty darn unique because you can interact with me whilst maintaining your complete anonymity. I understand that in the veterinary profession, we aren't always kind to each other. And quite honestly, that breaks my heart.

00:06:29 So I have worked to create areas within, inside Joyful DVM, where you can get that support and encouragement that you need in a very personal way while also staying completely anonymous. So in week two of every single month, we have a live coaching and support session where you can submit your questions, your comments, your challenges, your scenarios in advance, or during the live call.

00:06:49 And I will give you individual feedback without revealing who you are. As people submit these questions in these scenarios, it helps everybody. So don't be afraid to submit because it really makes a big difference for everybody who listens and just like everything else, those calls get recorded. So even if you can't be there in real-time, you can submit your situation 24 7 privately inside of the resource portal,

00:07:12 and then catch the replay to get that coaching and support that you need. In week three, we do a live energy shifting session. Emotions are just part of what contributes to our entire experience. There's also an energetic component. We're energetic beings. And so in week three, we do different activities to help us move that energy around. Sometimes we focus on a particular emotion and we dig deep and we investigate that other times we might do some tapping exercises to help us actually physically shift that energy around.

00:07:40 It varies from session to session, but at least once every month, typically in week three, we hold one of those sessions to help nourish ourselves. And in week four, we always have a live special surprise session. So what that means is that it just varies month to month. What we do in that week four call might be another coaching and support session.

00:07:58 I might decide to teach a mini class on something. It's just a bit of a surprise for months a month. And I do it based on what is going on and what I feel is most important at the time, every single week, these calls are held at the same time. And like I said, if you can't make it live, it's never a problem because everything gets recorded and you can always catch the replay when it gets posted later that week.

00:08:18 In addition to those live calls, we also, from time to time have featured guests. This is so important, and it's such a great component of the Nourish factor inside of Joy Vet Alliance, bringing in veterinary professionals who are change-makers in our field, who are using their degrees in ways other than just a traditional veterinary practice really helps us all see the potential of what is possible in our lives.

00:08:41 So as we continue through the year, we're going to be bringing in more and more guests to share their stories. So you can start to dream bigger and start breaking out of perhaps this box that you've put yourself in as a veterinary professional, I, you, that you are not stuck doing what you're doing. If it's not aligned and right for you,

00:08:59 and we help you figure that out inside. Finally, the third component is Engage and there are tons of opportunities for you to engage in your own life. We have to refocus on what's important. There's a difference between passive and active life experiences. And if you didn't catch episode 73, I definitely recommend you jump back and check that out because I talked all about it.

00:09:20 Part of being engaged in our lives is what is necessary to live in an active way. And so we give you lots of ways to do that inside of Joy Vet Alliance. For example, every single month, we have a self-love challenge. It's a challenge where you can go through and participate to keep yourself focused and moving in the direction that you want to go.

00:09:38 We also have inspirational messages that get released every single week. So I literally record an audio message every single week. And I send it to all of our JVA members. It's important to remember that there are people who have your back and who are on your side. We don't get enough encouragement. And so we want to provide that for you. We also send out a self-reflection activity every single week.

00:09:58 So every single Sunday you'll receive by email, a little journal prompt for something for you to contemplate and to dream about. In addition to that, we also have a community inside of Joy Vet Alliance, which is very safe and inclusive. It's not on Facebook at this point in time, we've pulled it off and we have it in its own separate place.

00:10:15 So if you're looking to connect with other veterinary professionals, I know a lot of us are introverts and that may not be our thing, but if you're looking to connect, this is a place to do it. And it's not going to be one of those places where when you scroll through what's being right written there, you start to feel down and frustrated and depressed and overwhelmed.

00:10:33 You're not going to come away from that feeling defeated. That's not the point. It doesn't help anybody. So we've created this safe, inclusive community inside of Joy Vet Alliance inside of our own resource portal. And we hope the veterinary professionals will start to engage with each other more inside of that space and start creating that support for each other. Along the way,

00:10:51 remember to shift from that passive existence to an active creation in your own life and career. You're the only one who can make those changes. The resources and support in Joy Vet Alliance will help you get started. We will cheer you on. We will support you every step of the way. And as a sneak preview, I wanted to share with you, what's coming up in February.

00:11:10 First off in February, we have our masterclass love the life you're in on the way to where you're going. That's going to be held on February 1st, Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM central time. Also in February, we actually have two live workshops. So when it comes to Joyful DVM workshops, the only place you can ever get those replays for free is inside of Joy Vet Alliance.

00:11:32 So the two workshops that we have coming up in February, number one is the social media cleanup workshop. This workshop is designed to help you decrease that dread and frustration that you feel once you get on social media and scroll it for a while, we need to clean up our feeds. And I show you exactly the process that I use to do just that this second workshop that we're going to be doing toward the end of February is the vet med and human design workshop.

00:11:56 We're going to dig into our individual human design. So if you like personality assessments, if you've found a lot of value in things like the Enneagram or the Myers-Briggs assessment, things like that, you're probably going to love human design. And what I love about human design is that there's no subjective component to it whatsoever. Our human design type is what it is based on when we were born.

00:12:18 And if you didn't know, in addition to being a life coach, I am also a certified quantum human design specialist. So I'm going to bring these two things together in a live workshop here at the end of February, where we're going to be talking about how our human design impacts our vet med career, and for Joy Vet Alliance members, that workshop is totally free and the replay will be available.

00:12:38 In addition to that, we have some amazing bonuses coming up in February. That magic mindset mini-course, that I mentioned already is going to be available very soon. And in addition to that, I'm also putting together a strategic life analysis and action plan creation resource. Now, if you've done the strategic job analysis, which I recommend everybody do if they're really uncomfortable or unhappy in their current veterinary positions,

00:13:02 then you're really going to like this strategic life analysis. We're taking the same concepts and we're applying them to our entire life instead of just looking at our careers. And for those of you are thinking, Hey, Cari, that strategic job analysis sounds really interesting while I've got you covered there because of the entire strategic job analysis workshop that I held last year and the resources that go with it,

00:13:22 our bonus material inside of Joy Vet Alliance. When you join us in there, you actually can go watch that workshop today. It's there for you to use whenever you need it. In addition to that workshop replay, there are some other things that I would love for you to know are waiting for you. An additional workshop is wary and waiting the recapture life beyond vet med workshop and all the resources are right there,

00:13:43 waiting. In addition to that, the happiness, rapid reset challenge that we did last fall, all of the resources and audios and videos associated with that are also waiting for you inside of Joy Vet Alliance. And we don't forget about all those masterclass replays that I mentioned in January. What we focused on was intentional living and that replay of a masterclass is available in December.

00:14:06 We talked about breaking free from fear-based decision-making. So if you're making a lot of your decisions based on fear and quite honestly, many of us are, then that masterclass is really going to help you move forward. We also have the replay of the impact of personal narrative on self-confidence and career success from November. In addition to that, the significance of personal career alignment.

00:14:27 We talk about that in detail in September and last October, we spent a lot of time talking about the right brain versus the left brain thinking. So the value of right-brain thinking in a brain profession, all of these masterclasses come with their own resources. So, if any of those topics sound a little interesting to you, you don't have to wait to be able to listen to them.

00:14:48 You can jump in and you can watch them all right away. There's so much more that we do over here, in Joy Vet Alliance. And I wanted to just give you a bit of an overview of what you can expect. This membership comes risk-free. You can literally cancel any time, so you can join us as a monthly member if you want to and just try it out.

00:15:06 And if it's for you, you can continue on. And if it's not, you can just email us and cancel, or you can join us as an annual member. And there's a special bonus when you join us as an annual member. So if you want to take a look at everything that I've talked about and check out those special bonuses that are available to you,

00:15:21 as you join as an annual member, along with some of the other resources that I just didn't get to during this podcast, jump over to joyful dvm.com forward slash JVA. I go through in detail, what you can expect inside Joy Vet Alliance and my friends, it all boils down to this. If we don't take an active role in our lives,

00:15:41 that our lives will simply be at the effect of everything that happens around us. We will continue to buy into the idea that we are a victim of our career choice and that the world ahead of us is hopeless. I promise you, this is not the case. I promise you that you have what it takes to change this, but friend, you're the only one who can change it for yourself.

00:16:01 As we build up the community of our allies here, enjoy that Alliance. We will together shift what's possible in veterinary medicine, but change only comes as a result of one individual decision at a time. So the question I have for you is, are you willing to bet on yourself? Are you ready to have something different as far as your life and your career?

00:16:22 Have you been frozen in fear because there's something that you want, but you have no idea how to get it? And you're terribly afraid that somebody's going to judge you if you try? If this sounds at all familiar, you need to join us in Joy Vet Alliance because these are exactly the kind of things that we tackle and celebrate inside of this community.

00:16:40 Joy Vet Alliance is different than any other type of support program out there for veterinary professionals because we push the bar on what is possible for us. We don't believe that we are required to work in veterinary careers. If we don't feel like it's aligned for us long-term, for many of us, veterinary medicine is just one stepping stone in our life journey.

00:16:59 And if we don't allow ourselves to consider our profession from that perspective, many of us feel very trapped and stuck and very resentful over decisions that we made. I promise you don't need to live this way and you can actually start feeling better right away. Once you take control of your life and you dive into these three factors, discover, nourish, engage,

00:17:19 that's all it takes. And we are here to support you and cheer you on every step of the way. All right, my friends, that's going to wrap it up for today's podcast episode, jump over to joyful dvm.com forward slash JVA to learn more. And of course, if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to send me an email.

00:17:35 I hope you have a beautiful week and would love to see you inside. Bye for now.