Crafting a modern building for an old-time practice
This veterinary hospital was a long-standing neighborhood fixture and needed an update. The solution still blends well with the surroundings.
Hanging with Hafen: Learn lessons from Los Angeles architecture
Often veterinary architects struggle to balance form and function. It took a trip to the West Coast for me to realize we should go back to our roots and focus on designing what works.
Building a legacy of quality care
The expanding family of veterinarians at Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., found much-needed space in a new 8,000-square-foot hospital-and continued their father's quality of care.
Rooms with views
Quadrupling the square footage of this veterinary hospital required some fancy footwork for Winslow Animal Hospital in Sicklerville, N.J.
Hanging with Hafen: How moisture can ruin your floors
Avoid a construction disaster by taking the proper precautions when laying flooring on top of your concrete slab.
Construction photos: The 2011 Hospital of the Year
It took Dr. Bob Cartin months to build his dream hospital. It will take you just a few clicks to follow along with the construction process.
Case study: Solar panels in a veterinary clinic
Going green can be pricey, but for this veterinary practice owner, it's worth every penny.
Hanging with Hafen: 3 things veterinarians can learn from the retail world
Sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the trends in other industries. Here's how retail design can be applied to your building project.
Here we grow again
Growing their facility 300 percent in just five years has served these doctors well. New services and more space mean greatly enhanced patient care.
Hanging with Hafen: When it comes to your building, bigger isn't always better
Sometimes, a small, simple veterinary facility is more effective than a mega-hospital. Here's a look at how one practice owner made the most of his space.
Integrative medicine finds a home
Natural, earthy materials and a homey atmosphere blend Eastern and Western medicine at P.A.W.S. Integrative Veterinary Center in Tucson, Ariz.
Live from the 2011 Hospital Design Conference: Get creative to overcome remodeling roadblocks
Live from the 2011 Hospital Design Conference: Keep a project journal while you build
Live from the 2011 Hospital Design Conference: Be flexible with your grand opening date
Hanging with Hafen: How to design for more "dog time"
Are you and your team members spending too much time away from patients? Here are a few tips for building a more efficient facility.
Preparation paves the way
An antiquated facility meant it was time to start from scratch for this doctor. But hiring a design-build team and learning to delegate meant that building Goose Creek Veterinary Clinic in Goose Creek, S.C., was a headache-free experience.
Hospital Design Highlights at the 2011 CVC in San Diego: Speaker bios and other resources
Learn more about the veterinary architects who will help you build the clinic you want without breaking the bank.
Mark Hafen's Complete Guide to Building Your Veterinary Hospital
Don't make another decision about your building project until you view this comprehensive video series. From the initial planning to the grand opening, veterinary architect Mark Hafen, AIA, has you covered.
Photo gallery: Terrific team areas-and what makes them great
Take a closer look at the great features in these veterinary practices that give team members a place to eat, learn, and relax.
Commentary: The search for the perfect house
We're happy in our current abode, but we know our "team" will eventually need an upgrade. Could the same be said about your veterinary practice?
Take a tour of bad veterinary practices before you build
Visiting bad practices is a key step to determining your priorities as you plan your new facility.
A look at team members' favorite veterinary equipment
Q&A: During the building process, which duties should I delegate?
During the building process, which duties should I delegate?
The tricks to designing your treatment area
Reception areas and exam rooms get all the glory in veterinary practice design, but the treatment area is the real key to caring for your patients. Here's how to design an efficient space for you and your team.
Q&A: What kind of doors should I install in my practice's entryway?
What kind of doors should I install in my practice's entryway?
Waves and wags
Built in the 1960s, Pacific Animal Hospital in Oceanside, Calif., gets a surfer-inspired makeover while paying homage to its surroundings.
Stick with ceramic when tiling walls
How to finance your team's dream hospital
You'd like to give your team everything they want in a veterinary facility, but how can you afford it? Veterinary accountant Gary Glassman, CPA, offers tools to help you make smart money decisions and end up with a viable project.
Hanging with Hafen: 3 tips for designing an efficient facility
Bigger isn't always better. While American veterinary practices have grown in size over the last few decades, international hospitals have remained more modest. Here's how to take a cue from your overseas counterparts and make the most of a small space.
Sneak peek: The 2011 Hospital Design Supplement
Here's an early glimpse at this year's issue, which focuses on designing your facility with your team members in mind.
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