Veterinarians and technicians usually wear a clean, white lab coat over their scrubs or regular clothes in office exam rooms. In surgery, people wear clothes that protect them, like scrubs, disposable shoe covers, and caps. Veterinarians often wear coveralls or scrubs when they are working with animals in barns, pastures, and stalls.
Veterinarians who work with cattle, horses, sheep, or goats often wear rubber boots, rubber overshoes, or disposable boots over their regular shoes. This is especially true in places where faeces can spread diseases. When the job is done, the protective shoes must be cleaned thoroughly. The veterinary office calls for shoes that cover the whole foot up to the ankle and are comfortable enough to stand in for a long time.