After a really crazy, exhausting day yesterday I'm glad I got to do it all....in scrubs. During my pregnancy, I kind of gave up on the white coat/business attire, etc. I know, I know, there are studies that show that a more professional attire can increase our client's trust and therefore buy-in of our recommendations, but I've never been a fan. Plus, white coats in a veterinary clinic? Between the anal glands, blood and the inevitable coffee I spill on myself....it just doesn't work for me. I also have been working toward my Fear Free certification, which is giving us an even better reason to forego the white coats-- they scare our patients!
Needless to say, I've transitioned to wearing scrubs every day in my clinic. I can move around easier, I'm not adding that dimension of anxiety for my patients, and frankly, it's quicker for me to get dressed in the morning without putting together an ensemble of business attire and coordinating accessories.
Landau is one of my go-to brands, and I recently got to try their new line, All Day. I got a pair in navy blue, and I'm hooked. The fabric is a little on the thicker side, meaning they'll be sturdy enough to resist damage from dog toenails and me crawling around with my patients on the exam room floor. The top was the standard V-neck with two bottom pockets and separate pen pocket. The pants were what sold me though, since they're the perfect length for me just shy of 5'9". I have a hard time finding pants that are long enough for me, but tall sizes are often too long. These were a great length and slight flare at the bottom. My favorite part is the drawstring, which had a gel striping for grip so they won't untie as easily (for some reason I've had that problem in the past).
You can check them out at http://bit.ly/2ujb69P. Let me know what you think and what your favorite scrubs are!