… or, cross-cultural perspectives on professionalism My classmates in the third year of Massey vet school have created and starred in a nude calendar to raise money for a class trip and for the school's wildlife ward. Would vet schools in the US or Canada do this for a fundraiser? I kind of doubt it, and the puritan part of me wants to say that I value maintaining a certain level of professionalism from day one of vet school, and yet there seems to be more social leveling in New Zealand, with less expectations that vets behave professionally 24/7 and from an early age (although professional behavior is of course expected in the clinic). Youthful indiscretions are smiled upon. It's kind of refreshing, actually. So I'm conflicted. But I'm not so conflicted that I wouldn't love to sell you all copies of the calendar! It's an interesting souvenir from New Zealand, runs from July 2008 to June 2009, and only costs about US$8 plus shipping at http://vetcalendar.co.nz/. Anyway, our calendar has been written up in the Wellington newspaper, the Dominion Post, and was featured on Close Up, a dinner-time national news show. When I was out selling calendars today, I had quite a few people come up and say they'd seen us on TV! My classmates have really gone all out in producing and promoting the calendar, and I'm so happy that I'm part of their class - what a great group of people.