Hospital design? They wrote the book on it!
Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director
Brendan Howard oversees veterinary business, practice management and life-balance content for dvm360.com, dvm360 magazine, Firstline and Vetted, and plans the Practice Management track at all three Fetch dvm360 conferences.Brendan has proudly served under the Veterinary Economics and dvm360 banners for more than 10 years. Before that, he worked as a journalist, writer and editor at Entrepreneur magazine and a top filmed entertainment magazine in Southern California. Brendan received a Masters in English Literature from University of California, Riverside, in 1999.
A new book from AAHA Press highlights the design of some of the nations most important buildings. (Hint: We can all agree thats your veterinary hospitals, right?)
Covering territory from hospital touch-ups to brand-new facilities, a new book covering veterinary hospital design is available now.
Practical Guide to Veterinary Hospital Design: From Renovations to New Builds (AAHA Press, 2018) provides a detailed look at the process of designing and building veterinary facilities, from choosing the right property to move in, for owners planning the smallest remodel to the largest ground-up new build,” according to a release.
The architect authors-Vicki Pollard, CVT, AIA, and Ashley Shoults, AIA, both from design firm Animal Arts in Boulder, Colorado-say the goal was a “start-to-finish manual” to help new facilities “provide the best care for pets.” Other hospital design resources:
- HospitalDesign360 conference with Fetch dvm360, where Heather Lewis and Vicki Pollard from Animal Arts will be speaking next year.
- Portfolio of Award-Winning Floor Plans: 2005-2014
- The Floor Plan Book, with classic work by the late veterinary design innovator E. John Knapp, AIA
“This was our opportunity to share what we've learned over the years about designing spaces for the care of animals from our many wonderful clients,” the pair wrote in an email to dvm360. “We wrote this book to help guide owners in making the decisions that will be fundamental to creating spaces that will promote healing and support the wellbeing of animals, clients, and staff.”
Pollard and Shoults have worked with dvm360 and our HospitalDesign360 conference in the past. You can see some of Pollard's videos and content here. Check out Shoults here.
The book is $134.95 for AAHA members and $174.95 for nonmembers.