2019 dvm360 Hospital Design Competition People's Choice Award winner: El Paso Animal Hospital

April 10, 2019
Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist
Katie James, dvm360 Associate Content Specialist

Katie James is an Associate Content Specialist for UBM Animal Care. She produces and edits content for dvm360.com and its associated print publications, dvm360 magazine, Vetted and Firstline. She has a passion for creating highly-engaging content through the use of new technology and storytelling platforms. In 2018, she was named a Folio: Rising Star Award Honoree, an award given to individuals who are making their mark and disrupting the status quo of magazine media, even in the early stages of their careers. She was also named an American Society of Business Publication Editors Young Leader Scholar in 2015. Katie grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism. Outside of the office her sidekick is an energetic Australian cattle dog mix named Blitz.

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Voters on dvm360.com chose El Paso Animal Hospital in Derby, Kansas, as the 2019 dvm360 Hospital Design Competition People's Choice Award winner from the entire pool of 2019 entries. Read on for more about this small animal and exotics veterinary hospital.

El Paso Animal Hospital-Derby, Kansas

Owner(s): Drs. Gary D. Oehmke and Jeffrey J. Herod

Number of doctors: 6

Exam rooms: 8

Total cost: $3,418,820

Cost per square foot: $288.40

Square footage: 8,878

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Paul Gladysz, BDA Architecture

Photographer: Cody Tracy

El Paso Animal Hospital was founded in 1978 by Gary Oehmke, DVM, and named after the original name of Derby, Kansas by founder Gary Oehmke, DVM. After 10 years as a solo practitioner, Jeff Herod, DVM, joined the practice and over the next 30 years the practice grew, according to the Hospital Design Competition entry. In 2016, it became clear that the building that currently housed El Paso Animal Hospital was too small for the volume of traffic it was receiving, so a new practice was set in motion.

As a walk-in only practice that's also open in evenings for emergency cases, the veterinary hospital's needs are a bit different than a traditional clinic, they wrote. At any given time, the hospital can have as many as 25 or 30 clients waiting, so the team needed large waiting areas and separate check-in and check-out areas to improve traffic flow. This helped with their overall goal of providing better customer experience and a better working environment for the team.

Eight exam rooms and a large, well-lit treatment area gives doctors and team members plenty of space to work, while improved lines of sight help with patient care, the team wrote in its entry. El Paso Animal Hospital was also named a Merit Award winner in the 2019 dvm360 Hospital Design Competition and will be featured in an article here on dvm360.com in June. Stay tuned to read more about this hospital.

Here's what their clients had to say:

“I love this place! The doctors and staff are wonderful, and the new facility is exceptional! The layout of the facility was well thought out.”

“This is a fantastic facility with very kind, caring veterinarians and staff. I am so glad they have a new animal hospital to serve our pets and the community. Everything in the hospital is new and up-to-date, with special rooms for different animals to receive treatment. They have windows everywhere so you can see what's happening. [And also] special surgery suites [and] a boarding unit where pets get treated like they're at home.”

“My pets have been patients of El Paso for more than 30 years. This new facility is simply amazing, especially from where they came from!”

“Gary Oehmke and Jeff Herod are amazing veterinarians! They have walk-in care for regular care and emergencies. They only schedule for surgeries, which makes it nice to take your animal in without needing to wait for several days. They have after-hours care for emergencies until 10 p.m. every day. I can't say enough about these men and women and their staff. They are kind, gentle, caring, fun and much more! They are like an extended family to me and my animal kids. They take care of everything from a pet mouse, to a parrot or a duck with a broken leg in one of my cases, as well as snakes and other critters. They don't do large farm animals, but that's about it. Love this place beyond words!”

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Owner(s): Dr. Margaret Fortier

Number of doctors: 1

Exam rooms: 3

Total cost: $650,000

Cost per square foot: $124

Square footage: 3,000

Structure type: Leasehold, new construction

Architect: Charles Joch, CHJ3 Architecture

Photographer: Margaret Fortier

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Owner(s): Dr. Judy Karnia

Number of doctors: 3

Exam rooms: 6

Total cost: $1,821,663

Cost per square foot: $372.76

Square footage: 4,620

Structure type: Freestanding renovation

Primary architect: Grant Call, City Spaces Architecture

Secondary architect: Heather Lewis, Animal Arts

Photographer: Judy Karnia

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Owner(s): Dr. Bradley D. Petersen

Number of doctors: 4

Exam rooms: 7

Total cost: $3,328,006

Cost per square foot: $273.86

Square footage: 9,580

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Solum Lang

Photographer: Read Photography

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Owner(s): Dr. Fiona I. Hillenbrand

Number of doctors: 3

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $1,198,091

Cost per square foot: $190.50

Square footage: 5,140

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Hillenbrand, LLC

Secondary architect: Appellation Engineering and Consulting Touchet

Photographer: Mark Roberts Photography

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Owner(s): Drs. Wayne R. Wolfenkoehler, Curtis A. Campbell and Brad Dible

Number of doctors: 3

Exam rooms: 6

Total cost: $2,479,612

Cost per square foot: $234.16

Square footage: 8,348

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Brandon Allen, Core Architects

Photographer: Eric Gunn, KPG-Media

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Owner(s): Drs. Timothy Van Geem, Erin Van Geem, Mario Dinucci and Molly Dinucci

Number of doctors: 5

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $1,382,970

Cost per square foot: $485

Square footage: 3,000 new addition, 3,000 exisitin renovation

Structure type: Freestanding, new addition

Architect: Timothy Van Geem, DVM (Designer); Rick Brumfield (CAD Designer

Secondary architect: Marc R. Robinson

Photographer: Jamie Baldwin

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Owner(s): Dr. Jeffrey L. Davidson

Number of doctors: 1

Exam rooms: 3

Total cost: $498,536

Cost per square foot: $201.38

Square footage: 2,100

Structure type: Leasehold, renovation

Architect: Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates

Photographer: Craig Denis Creative

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Owner(s): Dr. Elizabeth Fowler

Number of doctors: 4

Exam rooms: 6

Total cost: $2,221,054.83

Cost per square foot: $254.13

Square footage: 6,546

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: David Gasser, BDA Architecture

Photographer: Erik Fossum, Fossum Studios

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Owner(s): Drs. Matthew Silvius and Jim Sparks

Number of doctors: 7

Exam rooms: 6

Total cost: $909,300

Cost per square foot: $261

Square footage: 10,528

Structure type: Freestanding, renovation

Architect: Tim Parsons, TWC Architecture

Photographer: Mark Peterson, Peterson Photography & Imaging

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Owner(s): Dr. Tracy Sands

Number of doctors: 2

Exam rooms: 4

Total cost: $1,799,442.65

Cost per square foot: $311

Square footage: 4,250

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: KD3 Design Studio

Secondary architect: Wayne Usiak, BDA Architecture

Photographer: Eleven Eleven Architectural Media

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Owner(s): Dr. Philip Putter

Number of doctors: 3

Exam rooms: 6

Total cost: $4,279,485

Cost per square foot: $143.31

Square footage: 16,000

Structure type: Freestanding, renovation

Architect: Sarrazin Architecture

Photographer: Natasha Miller

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Owner(s): Drs. John Coyne and Jeremey Buishas

Number of doctors: 4

Exam rooms: 11

Total cost: $4,912,883

Cost per square foot: $298.8

Square footage: 15,633

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Michael Matthys, Linden Group Architects

Secondary architect: Jason Sanderson, RWE Management Company

Photographer: Paul Strabbing, Paul Strabbing Photography

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Common Companion Vet Co.-Atlanta, Georgia

Owner(s): Dr. John Younker

Number of doctors: 1

Exam rooms: 3

Total cost: $397,579

Cost per square foot: $144.77

Square footage: 1,600

Structure type: Leasehold, new construction

Architect: Shawn Rainey, Blue Frog Construction

Secondary architect: J. Christopher Kacena, Blue Frog Construction

Photographer: Jennifer Wettstein

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El Paso Animal Hospital

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Healing Paws Veterinary Care & Pet Resort

Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel

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Main Street Veterinary Hospital-Madison, Georgia

Owner(s): Dr. James J. Williams

Number of doctors: 2

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $1,926,153

Cost per square foot: $240.07

Square footage: 5,000

Structure type: Freestanding, new

Architect: Shawn Rainey, Blue Frog Construction

Secondary architect: J. Christopher Kacena, Blue Frog Construction

Photographer: Jennifer Wettstein

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El Paso Animal Hospital

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Scottsdale Cat Clinic

Petersen Pet Hospital

Pendleton Veterinary Clinic

All Pets Animal Hospital of Rogers

Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital

West Kendall Animal Hospital

County Line Veterinary Clinic

Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort

Healing Paws Veterinary Care & Pet Resort

Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel

Coyne Veterinary Center: Crown Point

Common Companion Vet Co.

Main Street Veterinary Hospital

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Spalding Animal Hospital

 

Great Northwest Animal Hospital-San Antonio, Texas

Owner(s): Drs. Michele L. Wright and Travis L. Wright

Number of doctors: 4

Exam rooms: 5

Total cost: $879,111

Cost per square foot: $105.33

Square footage: 5,318

Structure type: Leasehold renovation

Architect: Med-Tech Construction

Photographer: Josue Rivera Photography

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El Paso Animal Hospital

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Scottsdale Cat Clinic

Petersen Pet Hospital

Pendleton Veterinary Clinic

All Pets Animal Hospital of Rogers

Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital

West Kendall Animal Hospital

County Line Veterinary Clinic

Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort

Healing Paws Veterinary Care & Pet Resort

Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel

Coyne Veterinary Center: Crown Point

Common Companion Vet Co.

Main Street Veterinary Hospital

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Spalding Animal Hospital

 

Spalding Animal Hospital-Peachtree Corners, Georgia

Owner(s): Dr. Paola Steyling

Number of doctors: 4

Exam rooms: 6

Total cost: $2,742,237.81

Cost per square foot: $269.52

Square footage: 8,683

Structure type: Freestanding renovation

Architect: FLUX Architecture and Design

Photographer: Willem Schalkwijk & Jorge Bazan

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El Paso Animal Hospital

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Scottsdale Cat Clinic

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Pendleton Veterinary Clinic

All Pets Animal Hospital of Rogers

Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital

West Kendall Animal Hospital

County Line Veterinary Clinic

Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort

Healing Paws Veterinary Care & Pet Resort

Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel

Coyne Veterinary Center: Crown Point

Common Companion Vet Co.

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Great Northwest Animal Hospital

Spalding Animal Hospital