Client Services Dress Code

VTH Policy# CliSvc110

Implementation Date: 11/11/2020

Date of Last Review: 10/17/2023

Next Review Due: 10/16/2026


Reviewed by VTH Director: 11/10/2020

Reviewed by VTH Board: N/A


Reviewed by Legal Counsel: N/A

Reviewed by Biosecurity Subcommittee: N/A

Subject to modification by the VTH Director without approval.

Printable PDF: Client Services Dress Code Policy


The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s (VTH) dress code policy is designed to help us all provide a consistent professional appearance to our clients and colleagues. Our appearance reflects on ourselves and the University of Illinois. This dress code applies to staff that receives an allotment of University of Illinois VTH apparel annually and hold a client-facing position at the hospital.


Dress Code

  1. Employees are expected to dress in business casual attire while representing the VTH Monday-Thursday. Jeans are acceptable on Fridays and for weekend hours.
  2. Upon passing probation, each permanent employee may order 5 items from the VTH Martin One Source catalog available on the intranet. This expense should not exceed $300. 
  3. At the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1st), each permanent employee will receive 1 item. The cost of this item is not to exceed $75.
  4. The items provided to employees are intended to be worn as part of a uniform, complimented with business casual attire. Should an employee choose to order items that are not ideal for working conditions, it becomes their responsibility to purchase additional items that meet this dress code. 
  5. All non-permanent employees will have access to apparel while working for the VTH.
  6. All items purchased by the VTH remain property of the University of Illinois and should be returned upon an employee’s departure with the VTH.

Dress Code Violations

  1. Managers or supervisors are expected to inform employees when they are in violation of the dress code. Employees in violation are expected to take action to correct this issue in a timely/reasonable manner. 

Procedure (if applicable)


Definitions (if applicable)

Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH): The collective clinical services of the Large Animal Clinic, Midwest Equine, the Small Animal Clinic, and the Veterinary Medicine South Clinic.


Keywordsprofessional, appearance, attire, business, dress, represent, apparel, wear, worn, violation, logo, Martin One Source   Doc ID123828
OwnerJenny C.GroupUofI College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
Created2023-02-03 09:26 CSTUpdated2023-10-17 15:21 CST
SitesUniversity of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
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