Introducing HospitalDesign360, a new design conference experience!

February 14, 2018
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 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.

The former Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference and Competition now have a new look and feel for 2018 and beyond.

Big news!

The team at dvm360 is excited to announce big changes to its veterinary hospital design brand: The Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference is now the HospitalDesign360 conference. HospitalDesign360 isn't just a name change-though the new name and logo bring the conference closer into the dvm360 family-the conference experience will change as well.

Building on the four pillars established by Fetch dvm360 (nurture, inspire, connect and equip), you'll still get the same best-in-industry hospital design CE from the most knowledgeable architects, engineers and financial consultants in the business. And you'll walk away from HospitalDesign360 refreshed, inspired and full of new ideas that you'll actually remember how to put into practice, using principles of adult learning.

We can't wait to show you what we've got planned. Want to know more? Check out for more. Registration will open February 19. This year's HospitalDesign360 will be held just before Fetch dvm360 conference, Aug. 15-17, 2018 in Kansas City.

Also new this year are changes to the former Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition, now known as the dvm360 Hospital Design Competition. 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 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. In another significant change for the 53-year-old competition, hospitals that are corporately owned are eligible to enter. So, what are you waiting for? Did you build or remodel the hospital of your dreams? We want to see it! Get to entering!

What's in it for you? Bragging rights of course, but also a cover article in dvm360 magazine and on that celebrates your incredible facility, and a trip to Kansas City, Missouri, for the HospitalDesign360 conference and Fetch dvm360 conference. Fill out the entry form here. Entries for the 2019 competition must be submitted no later than November 30, 2018.

You. Can. Do. This!

At Fetch dvm360 conference, we're the support system you need. With every conference this year, we intend to nurture your mind (meaning quality CE for days) while also encouraging you to take stock of your physical and emotional health. Register now.