Veterinary hospital design must include people wellness

April 26, 2018
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.

A healthy and productive staff leads to better patient care.

Veterinary architect and HospitalDesign360 speaker Wayne Usiak, AIA, has been a student of evidence-based design in the area of human medicine for decades and he says principles relating to personnel wellness translate directly to your clinic. Considering acoustic, lighting and ergonomic elements when designing a veterinary hospital contributes to a more comfortable and healthier veterinary team, he says.

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Usiak says keeping people wellness in mind is essential.

"Staff is so important in terms of productivity, it's so important in terms of customer service relationships, and a happy staff translates to happy clients," he says.

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