Veterinary hospital design trends: Opulence is out and personality is back

November 7, 2016
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.

Efficiency is hip and waiting rooms are client-friendly

Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference educator Dan Chapel, AIA, NCARB, is in the perfect spot to keep his eyes on industry trends. He says right now efficiency is in, as clinics try to "make that valuable square footage perform more." He also points out a trend of client convenience in the hospital. Get the scoop in this video.