Facilities

Bricks and Sticks: Veterinary Hospital Construction

by Tony L. Cochrane, AIA
When building a clinic, make sure you understand the difference between traditional construction and prefab.

Location, Location, Location

by Tony L. Cochrane, AIA
Here are tips on how to select the right place to build your clinic.

Building Your First Veterinary Practice

by Katie Navarra
Large doses of planning and patience are needed for a successful building process.

Mixed Animal Hospitals

by Tony L. Cochrane, AIA
Combining large and small animal practices is becoming popular again.

The Perfect Outdoor Exam Area

by Tony L. Cochrane, AIA
Veterinarians need to consider safety an utility in their outdoor exam areas.

Floor Plan Design for Small and Large Equine Hospitals

by Tony L. Cochrane, AIA
Use these organizing concepts to spend your money wisely.

Breaking the Silence

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
In order to communicate effectively about disappointing outcomes, clinicians must understand the cause of the problem--and how the client feels and thinks about...

5 Tips for Avoiding Project Sticker Shock When Building

by Tony L. Cochrane, AIA
Building is much easier now than it was in 2008. Loans are easier to get, and there's more stability in the market. While these trends are positive, new emerging challenges face veterinarians...

Heating, Cooling, & Ventilating Your Equine Hospital

by Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
If you have ever spent time in a human hospital, you can relate to the fact that human medical spaces are sealed and carefully maintained...

Designing An Equine Isolation Facility

by Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
Over the past few years, equine veterinarians have become far more concerned about the spread of infectious disease in equine hospital facilities. This concern is fueled by high-profile cases of...

Planting Roots

by Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
These are stressful times for equine veterinarians. Studies by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2008 conclude that there is a shortage of about...

Design for the Climate

by Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
For generations, barns were built according to local traditions that were shaped by agricultural practices, culture and climate. While agricultural techniques and culture have changed over time, the...

Design for the Client

by Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
After 17 years of practice, Dr. Mark Roozen has shifted his focus to advising veterinarians on the intricacies of business. His insight into the management and strategy of veterinary medicine...

Generational Design

by Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
The last few years have been scary for equine veterinary practitioners. Economically, they were hit harder than small animal veterinarians. The good news is that business is, at least anecdotally,...

SHHHHHH...Quiet Hospital

by Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB
Human hospitals are friendlier than they used to be. The reason lies in the fact that physically comfortable environments really do support better outcomes for patients. Research into what is termed...

News List

EDCC Reports New EHV-1 Case at Fair Grounds Racetrack
On January 13, 2017, a new case of EHV-1 in Barn 45 at the Fair Grounds racetrack was moved to isolation... Read More
EDCC Reports Additional Strangles Premises in Florida
On January 14, one premise in Alachua County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs consistent with strangles. The clinical horse was purchased from another farm also currently under strangles quarantine... Read More
EDCC Report on EHV-1 Fair Grounds, Louisiana, Outbreak Update
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, two suspect horses that had previously tested negative for EHV-1 on both nasal and blood samples retested positive for EHV1 non-neuropathogenic strain at the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab... Read More
EDCC Reports Strangles in Union County, Florida
On January 13, one premise in Union County, Florida was placed under quarantine for strangles after PCR results returned positive for three of the 13 horses on the property. All three horses had recently performed at a roping event in Trenton, Florida... Read More

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