The 2014 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Supplement


It's here! Your destination for stories, photos and floor plans from this year's Merit Award-winning practices.

Welcome to the 2014 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Supplement!

Click on the links below to check out all the articles from the June supplement, including tips from the trenches, additional photos not seen in print and floor plans for all 11 Merit Award-winning practices.

Editor's note:

Positive progression in veterinary hospital design

Involvement in a hospital design project requires lots of attention to detail-but don't let that cause you to lose sight of your overall purpose.


People's Choice veterinary hospital stands tall

Careful site selection and advance planning lay the groundwork for a successful build.

Appanasha Pet Clinic in Menasha, Wis.


Nibbles and bites: From restaurant to veterinary hospital

An ex-senator jumps back into the veterinary business with a high-end conversion project.

Boca Park Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev.


Making it big in the Midwest

These doctors wanted a veterinary practice that would stand out and keep with Midwestern tastes. The result: a huge yet humble design that wows.

Cleveland Road Animal Hospital and The Pet Hotel in Wooster, Ohio


Bringing back family medicine

Creating connections with veterinary clients and pets drove the design of this small-animal practice.

Littleton West Animal Hospital in Littleton, Colo.


Preventive health includes people, too

This Old Florida-style veterinary hospital puts the health of clients, staff and patients top of mind.

Morningside Animal Hospital in Port St. Lucie, Fla.


Making veterinary practice home

Renovating and expanding an 1850s home illustrates this practice's motto: modern medicine with traditional values.

NorthPaws Veterinary Center in Greenville, R.I.


Investing in bonded veterinary clients

Building space for pet adoptions makes perfect financial sense for this full-service veterinary practice.

Oswego Animal Hospital in Oswego, Ill.


"We rebuilt!"

Putting a veterinary practice back together after a fire gave this doctor a chance to upgrade his mixed-animal hospital while staying true to his rural community

Rowan Animal Clinic in Salisbury, N.C.


Moving on the landlord's dime

A property owner's desire to tear down a building turned out to be a blessing for this California practice.

Terra Vista Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.


Moving beyond veterinary emergencies

After years of emergency work, this doctor wanted to come into the light of day.

Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County in Port St. Lucie, Fla.


Improve incrementally, grow exponentially

Learning, changing and improving daily makes perfect for this longtime veterinarian. And that includes bettering her building, too.

Woodhaven Veterinary Clinic in Edmonds, Wash.

Design changes veterinary practice owners would make

If they had to do it all over again, this is what our 2014 Merit Award-winning hospital owners would do differently with their facilities.


Attend the 2014 Hospital Design Conference in Kansas City

Enter to win the 2015 Hospital Design Competition

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