Veterinary patients hate each other

January 5, 2017
Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB

Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB, is a partner at Animal Arts, an architecture firm in Boulder, Colorado and frequent HospitalDesign360 conference speaker. She's a lighting geek and a (seriously) devoted advocate of minimizing pets' stress and anxiety during their veterinary visits. She has designed practices and shelters that range in size from 1,200 square feet to 110,000 square feet. During grad school (as a break from architorture) she trained miniature horses to pull carts!

Species separation: Pets like it, clients want it.

There are lots of ways to make a clinic more friendly for patients and clients. Veterinary architect and CVC educator Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB, of Animal Arts in Boulder, Colorado, says one way is just to design a better way to keep dogs and cats apart in your facility. Watch this quick video for her take.