2018 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design People's Choice Award winner: Veterinary Surgical Centers

April 16, 2018

Only you can choose the People's Choice championbut hurryvoting ends March 31.

The people have spoken!

Voters on dvm360.com chose Veterinary Surgical Center in Vienna, Virginia, as the 2018 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition People's Choice Award winner from the entire pool of 2018 entries. Read on for more about the veterinary hospital and boarding facility.

Veterinary Surgical Centers-Vienna, Virgina

Owner(s): Drs. Anke Langenbach and Jim Daylor, Rory Caracciolo Jr.

Number of doctors: 8

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $958,497

Cost per square foot: $144.55

Square footage: 5,000

Structure type: Leasehold, renovation

Architect: Steve Hassler, Steve Hassler Designs

Secondary architect: Ken White, Architecture Incorporated

Dr. Anke Langenbach had a dream of expanding her cramped veterinary surgery and rehabilitation practice space for years, according to the hospital's entry. And when she came across the dingy lower level of 124 Park Street in Vienna, Virginia, she imagined a new, better space for her team, for her clients and for her patients. 

According to the entry, Dr. Langenbach worked with top local designers, architects and other professionals to lease and redesign the vacant, dark basement into a light and brightly designed space boasting functionality, private and group workspaces, and world-class equipment. 

With a bold-but-natural color scheme, Dr. Langenbach has created a space where employees feel empowered to grow their skills and collaborate with others, and where clients and pets feel welcome and safe knowing they're always in good hands. 

According to the entry form, physical rehabilitation at the practice went from being performed out of a small consult room to a bright, colorful space full of energy and the latest equipment, including an underwater treadmill, laser and ultrasound units, and other modalities to help pets get back on their feet. 

The surgical team could finally expand over multiple operating rooms that featured world-class imaging as well as the leading surgical tools and techniques, along with more fluid treatment areas and consult rooms. 

The hospital Dr. Langenbach had always dreamed of had become a bright reality for her, her team and her clients and patients. 

Here's what voters had to say about the facility:

The surgeons and staff at Veterinary Surgical Centers are the most dedicated and talented group of veterinary support I have ever encountered. 

I have taken all three of my animals here and am more impressed every time I go. The cleanliness, professionalism and talent of their employees makes me wish my "human" doctor's office was as nice! 

Super modern and stylish, but also pet-friendly and very thoughtful in making sure each visit is efficient.

We've been once and are scheduled for more visits. We are so impressed with the level of care and treatment our dog recieved on her first visit. She's already shown improvement after that first visit and we're so excited to start working with the caring and thorough staff! 

VSC has provided care for our beagles over the years and this past year in particular. Their competent vet staff as well as rehab clinic, together with all the vet techs and administrative staff, made up a remarkably competent team that helped our elderly beagle, Meadow, and her family through the surgical procedure and follow-up! 

This surgical center is wonderful! They were as kind and gentle with our dog as they were with us. They truly understood how important our furry friend was to us, and he seemed just as important to them. 

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Architect: Shawn Rainey, Blue Frog Construction

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Owner(s): Drs. Vince Obsitnik, Suzy Obsitnik, Jeff Richardson, TJ McDonnell

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Owner(s): Drs. Donald Ostwald, Lenny Jonas and Lori Wise; Marianne Mallonee, CVPM

Number of doctors: 55

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(Note: This photo is staged and does not reflect the surgery standards or practices of the hospital.)

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Owner(s): Dr. Marianne Bailey

Number of doctors: 4

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $2,043,000

Cost per square foot: $385

Square footage: 1,900

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Architect: Mark Moore, FMD Architects

Photographer: Lori Gross, Red Leash Pet Photography

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Owner(s): Dr. Karen Bradley

Number of doctors: 6

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Cost per square foot: $231.18

Square footage: 8,750

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Total cost: $4,726,774

Cost per square foot: $207.71

Square footage: 14,877

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Architect: Wayne Usiak, BDA Architecture

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