Make your $5K remodel budget REALLY COUNT

July 14, 2017
Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB

Dan Chapel is president of Chapel Associates in Little Rock, Ark., a nationally recognized firm specializing in animal facility design. His firm has participated in the design of more than 500 veterinary hospitals, boarding kennels, and animal shelters. Past projects include two Veterinary Economics Hospitals of the Year and several Merit Award winners. Chapel is a nationally recognized expert in the field of veterinary architecture, and has served as a featured speaker on topics of animal facility design at all major veterinary conferences. He has spoken at every Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference since 1981 and has served on the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board since 1985. For a list of articles and video by Chapel, click here.

"Place that money where it does the most good," says veterinary architect Dan Chapel.

Want to spruce up your veterinary clinic with a limited budget?

Just follow the client's path through your building, says Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference faculty member Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB.

"Make sure your entry door, landscaping and sidewalk are fantastic," Chapel says.

In this video, he has pointers on how to satisfy and impress pet owners all the way from the parking lot to the front desk.

Want to focus on other areas of the hospital? Check out these affordable remodeling strategies for veterinary clinics.

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