dvm360 announces 2021 Hospital Design Competition winners

March 3, 2021
dvm360 Staff

Top honors went to Fenton River Animal Hospital in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, and VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital in Fountain Valley, California.

Of the 15 veterinary practices that entered the 2021 dvm360® Hospital Design Competition, 5 earned awards for their beautiful and functional designs, including 2 overall winners and 3 merit award winners.

“We are honored to have had many submissions for our 2021 Hospital Design Contest given the year of uncertainty,” says Chief Veterinary Officer Adam Christman, DVM, MBA. “Our winners have truly shown innovation, creativity and ingenuity. We thank them for elevating the veterinary profession and wish them all the great success in their new hospitals.”

Here is a sneak peek at all 5 winning hospitals. Be sure to keep an eye out for feature articles and gorgeous color photographs on these award-winning designs in the coming months right here on dvm360.com and in dvm360® magazine. And watch for our special Hospital Design Supplement coming with dvm360® magazine’s June 2021 issue for more tips, tricks and ideas from architects, interior designers, and builders that you can borrow to implement in your future projects.

Grand prize winners

Over 8000 square feet: VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital, Fountain Valley, CA

Image courtesy of Eric Meyer

Image courtesy of Eric Meyer

  • Medical director: J. Michael Walters, DVM, MS, DACVECC
  • Number of staff veterinarians: 28 full-time, 4 part-time
  • Exam rooms: 16
  • Total cost: $10,300,922
  • Cost per square foot (building only): $248
  • Square footage of floor plan: 23,066 (existing), 2166 (addition)
  • Structure type: Renovation plus new construction
  • Architect: Richard Renschen, MD Architects
  • Secondary architect: Bundy-Finkel Architects
  • Photographer: Eric Meyer

Under 8000 square feet: Fenton River Veterinary Hospital, Stafford Springs, CT

Image courtesy of Garret Ward Photography

Image courtesy of Garret Ward Photography

  • Owners: Scott D. Morey, DVM, MS, and Heidi L. Morey, DVM, MS
  • Number of staff veterinarians: 4 full-time, 1 part-time
  • Exam rooms: 6
  • Total cost: $2,720,250
  • Cost per square foot (building only): $201.43
  • Square footage of floor plan: 7400
  • Structure type: New construction, freestanding
  • Architect: Chris Hill, Blue Moon Design
  • Secondary architect: Everett Skinner IV, Great Country Timer Frames
  • Photographer: Garret Ward Photography

Merit Award Winners

Turning Stone Animal Hospital, Cibolo, Texas

Image courtesy of Corey Hooper

Image courtesy of Corey Hooper

  • Owners: Randy Cottingham, DVM, and Amie Hooper, DVM
  • Number of staff veterinarians: 2 full-time, 1 part-time
  • Exam rooms: 10
  • Total cost: $6,867,000
  • Cost per square foot (building only): $232
  • Square footage of floor plan: 18,234
  • Structure type: New construction
  • Architect: Heather Lewis, Animal Arts
  • Secondary architect: Mark Neville, Villa Park Architecture
  • Photographer: Corey Hooper

Bond Vet, New York, NY

Image courtesy of Read McKendree

Image courtesy of Read McKendree

  • Owner: Zaynab Satchu, DVM
  • Number of staff veterinarians: 10 full-time
  • Exam rooms: 4
  • Total (building only): $480,000
  • Cost per square foot (building only): $250
  • Square footage of floor plan: 2400
  • Structure type: Initial renovation and tenant space
  • Designer: Islyn Studios
  • Architect of record: Archytecx
  • Photographer: Read McKendree

GoodVets Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Image courtesy of Arch Photo KC

Image courtesy of Arch Photo KC

  • President of medical operations, medical director: Antonio Demarco, DVM
  • Number of staff veterinarians: 2 full-time
  • Exam rooms: 5
  • Total: $2,160,000
  • Cost per square foot (building only): $277
  • Square footage of floor plan: 5390
  • Structure type: New construction
  • Architect: Rose Design
  • Secondary architect: RWE Construction
  • Photographer: Arch Photo KC