Strong vision, future planning equaled success for the 2016 Hospital of the Year

August 25, 2016
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.

Live from the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference in Kansas City, we spoke to Randy Spencer, DVM, about his award-winning practice.

Live from the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference in Kansas City, we spoke with the 2016 Hospital Design Competition Award winner, Dr. Randy Spencer, owner of 1stPet Veterinary Centers in Mesa, Arizona, one hospital in a three-hospital chain.

 

His advice for those ready to embark on a building project of their own? Make sure you have a vision for your practice, and find an architect and contractor who can make that vision happen.

 

Future planning is also something to keep in mind. If you've outgrown your building as soon as you take possession, you're setting yourself up to need to start the process as soon as you move in.

 

dvm360 Associate Content Specialist Katie James interviews.

To see a full photo tour of 1stPet Veterinary Centers, click here. Or, click here to read more about his hospital.