Enter the 2020 dvm360 Hospital Design Competition

March 12, 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.

Send us your entry and you could be featured in an issue of dvm360 magazine!

Have you recently built or remodeled the veterinary hospital of your dreams? Do you think your hospital is the best in the nation? Then enter the dvm360 Hospital Design Competition! Show us why your practice's design stands out. What's in it for you? Bragging rights of course, but also a cover article in dvm360 magazine and on dvm360.com that celebrates your incredible facility, and a trip to Kansas City, Missouri, for the HospitalDesign360 conference* and Fetch dvm360 conference.

*Formerly the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference. Read about this change here.

How it works

In a move that will streamline and simplify the entry process, the entry form is moving away from a binder-based system and is now available on dvm360.com. Hospitals of all types are encouraged to enter-there is a division for hospitals that are more than 8,000 sq. ft. and less than 8,000 sq. ft., and one Hospital of the Year will be crowned in each. In another significant change for the 54-year-old competition, hospitals that are corporately owned are eligible to enter.

Fill out the entry form here.


Putting together an entry can take time, use your time efficiently and avoid making mistakes that can hurt your entry, like missing information. Check out the list of the top 10 mistakes people make by visiting dvm360.com/hdmistakes.

What happens next?

After we receive your entry, our panel of veterinary hospital design experts will gather and pore over this year's entries. They'll spend hours discussing the strengths and standout features of each practice, to ultimately crown a Hospital of the Year winner in each size category and a number of Merit Award winning hospitals.

OK, but what's in it for me?

After the judges have chosen their winners, we'll be in touch to coordinate that cool feature article mentioned above. You put in the hard work to build a beautiful practice, now we'll put it out there for our entire audience to see. Plus, you'll get to come to the HospitalDesign360 Conference and Fetch dvm360 conference in Kansas City. You'll also receive a commerative plaque to hang in your lobby, something sure to attract admiration from your clients.

The deadline

Entries must be submitted no later than November 30, 2019, so don't delay!

Still have questions?

Send us an email. Contact ve@ubm.com and we'll get all of your questions answered.