Two tips for potential leasehold veterinary practices

June 9, 2017
Wayne Usiak, AIA, NCARB
Wayne Usiak, AIA, NCARB

Wayne Usiak, AIA, is a senior partner of Wayne Usiak and Associates/BDA Architecture P.C. The firm has completed more than 500 small-, mixed-, and large-animal practices. Among the facilities are three Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year Award winners. Usiak is a member of the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board.

Wayne Usiak, AIA, shares strategies for location selection and maximizing small spaces.

Leasehold spaces have different needs than traditional standalone veterinary practices. Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference educator Wayne Usiak, AIA, of BDA Architecture, shares two of his top tips for those considering a leasehold practice.

Tip 1: Just because an available location meets a veterinary clinic's space requirements doesn't mean it's the right spot. The location must provide traffic and allow for excellent visibility through signage, Usiak says. Watch the video for more.

Tip 2: Less space in a veterinary clinic doesn't have to result in a traffic jam. In fact, Usiak says, "Having a treatment room (that keeps) everything very close to the action makes for a very efficient workflow." Check out the video below to learn more.