My life changed when I took a leap of faith. I always felt as a stockbroker I wasn’t using my talents to their full potential. So I left Wall Street and went to Main Street, so to speak, launching a unique veterinarian practice of integrative medicine for animals.
This signature decision in my life changed everything at a time when most people are reluctant to change. Women especially must fight through so many myths to break free and be successful in ways that are also fulfilling.
Yet, we’re seeing the need first-hand, right now, as this pandemic reaches deep into its second year. The pressures of home life, work-life, remote work, declining jobs, and decreasing job satisfaction have played a part in 1.8 million women dropping out of the workforce during the pandemic, according to Politico.
With so much disruption, taking a leap of faith could be the thing that is needed most. It changed my life.
I left Wall Street to be more satisfied
When I left Wall Street, I pursued a career as a veterinarian, but I shaped my business in a way that tied so many of my passions and interests together and combined them in a model of business that appealed to the type of life I wanted to live.
I had had enough of offices when I left Wall Street. I decided to recreate the business model of veterinarians who go from farm to farm to work on horses, working with household animals, instead of opening up a practice in a physical location.
I found the value of treating pets in their own homes gave me a unique perspective and ability to improve their care and work with both the owners and the pets to improve their quality of life.
The benefits of seeing patients in the comfort of their own homes are enormous. The pet is much calmer, which makes it easier on everyone, including me! The home environment helps with the diagnosis, management, and treatment of my patients, too.
A comprehensive model of wellbeing for your pets
I’m passionate about science and driven by my love of animals. As an innovator in my field, I get to be creative. I look for solutions from the human medicine side and then apply those lessons to veterinary medicine. I’m always looking for better ways to take care of the animals I’m responsible for.
My youngest patient is 3 months old and my oldest is 18. The care I provide ranges from checkups and cleaning teeth to the hard cases that others have either washed their hands of or mismanaged.
In my more than twenty-years of practice, I have learned to apply cutting-edge technology, holistic remedies, and physical therapy to help animals experience a longer and higher quality of life. I perform all of the normal veterinary services such as diagnostic ultrasound, heart monitoring and prudent vaccinations, but I also use acupuncture, laser treatments, physical therapy and rehabilitation therapy, ozone therapy, fecal transfers, toxicology, and microbiome testing, and prolotherapy for joint problems.
I offer a line of supplements that also assist with natural remedies for animal care.
I feel very fortunate to have a career that I love in a cutting-edge field of science. It’s really gratifying to see how this bold move in my life to pursue a career I was passionate about has helped so many people provide a better quality of life for the animals they love.
About The Author
Author Dr Babette Gladstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Gladstein’s treatment modality expertise includes acupuncture, ultrasound, chiropractic and massage therapy, prolotherapy, holistic and traditional therapies. She makes house calls in the New York metropolitan area.