Design rewind: The top 10 veterinary hospital design articles of 2016


Award winners! Storage! Germs! Check out the articles you couldnt get enough of this year.

The editors at dvm360 have rounded up the most-read  hospital design articles of 2016. Did you catch them all? Jump into the countdown and get some design inspiration on the pages that follow.

10. Everything's bigger-and more efficient-in Texas

Photo courtesy of Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center

Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center (AVES) gets stuff done. The team managed to squeeze seven specialties (surgery and orthopedics, internal medicine, critical care, oncology, radiology, rehab and fitness, and dentistry) into an 11,081-square-foot leasehold in Austin, Texas. The dense floor plan, designed by Wayne Usiak, AIA, of BDA Architecture, was praised by experts in veterinary hospital design and earned a Merit Award in the 2016 Hospital Design Competition.

Read more about it here.


9. Disease and aerosolized muck-oh my!

Image courtesy of Heather Lewis.

Face it: Some areas of your practice are, well, kinda gross. Let this cleanliness-focused veterinary architect show you better ways to be germ-free.

Read it here.


8. Stellar ways to store stuff

Image courtesy of Dreaming Summit Animal Hospital

Everyone has one. You know the drawer we're talking about. The junk drawer, or drawers. That one drawer that you have to dig through for a few minutes to find what you need? Or maybe in your practice it's the closet. The closet that looks more like a Jenga tower waiting to happen than an actual storage space? Whip your space into shape with these ideas from Dreaming Summit Animal Hospital in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Check it out here.


7. Making history with veterinary care

Image courtesy of Andover Animal Hospital

This veterinary hospital was, in fact, born in a barn. Find out how this team turned a historic landmark into a state-of-the-art veterinary facility.

Read about it here.


6. 5 Pinterest lessons for hospital design

Getty Images

Hey! No eye rolls about weekend crafts. These ideas really could apply to your veterinary hospital.

Find them here.


5. Color your clinic happy

Image courtesy of Finan Animal Hospital

This solo female owner will inspire you to design or remodel your veterinary hospital to match your personal style.

Check out her award-winning practice here.


4. 2016 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design People's Choice Award winner: Eden Veterinary Clinic

Image courtesy of Eden Veterinary Clinic

The people have chosen! Check out all the details of this freestanding New York veterinary practice. Future planning and a welcoming, home-like environment drove the design of this new building project, which is located in a farm community near a transition area between family farms and a business district.

Read all about it here.


3. Loco for logo walls

Image courtesy of 1st Pet Veterinary Centers

You've worked hard at your veterinary practice to build word-of-mouth and a good reputation in the community. So, once pet owners walk through the door, you're done branding and explaining why your practice is so special, right? No way. Time for the wall.

A logo wall puts to work that unused space behind your reception desk-or an empty wall of the waiting area.

Find out how here.


2. Make veterinary visits a walk in the park for pets

Image courtesy of Bigger Road Veterinary Centers

Ahhh! The sweet smell of the great-indoors?! The trees and park details in this clinic seem so real, you almost forget you're inside.

Take a walk through here.


1. The 2016 Hospital of the Year: The doctor will see you now

Image courtesy of 1st Pet Veterinary Centers

The wait is over for clients at this 24/7 specialty referral, emergency and general practice. More exam rooms and a smaller waiting area make for a better client experience all around.

Check out this award-winning practice here.

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