Is a neat/tidy appearance part of professionalism in our industry? I think back to one day at work at the clinic when a colleague of mine was frantically searching for a lint roller.
She was really upset that she had a lot of fur on her clothes. Another colleague commented on how it was okay to be covered in fur since we work with animals.
Personally, I think personal appearance does matter because as Debbie Boone states in her article, Dress Code for Staff of Veterinary Hospital, it is important to “always look your best—we greet the public every day and you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” (1)
As I started to research more on this topic, one article from Sanford Brown summarized their take on this topic quite well:
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Flavia Vaduva is a general practice Veterinarian and a blogger for VetTechPrep. She has a passion for veterinary medicine, education and business management. She really enjoys interacting with veterinary students and veterinary professionals. She spends her free time riding horses and traveling to explore new places!