2018 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design People's Choice Award winner: Veterinary Surgical Centers

2018 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design People's Choice Award winner: Veterinary Surgical Centers

The people have chosen! Check out all the details of this Virginia-based surgery and rehabilitation practice.

The people have spoken!

Voters on dvm360.com chose Veterinary Surgical Center in Vienna, Virginia, as the 2018 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition People’s Choice Award winner from the entire pool of 2018 entries. Read on for more about the veterinary hospital and boarding facility.

Veterinary Surgical Centers—Vienna, Virgina
Owner(s): Drs. Anke Langenbach and Jim Daylor, Rory Caracciolo Jr.
Number of doctors: 8
Exam rooms: 5
Total cost: $958,497
Cost per square foot: $144.55
Square footage: 5,000
Structure type: Leasehold, renovation
Architect: Steve Hassler, Steve Hassler Designs
Secondary architect: Ken White, Architecture Incorporated

Dr. Anke Langenbach had a dream of expanding her cramped veterinary surgery and rehabilitation practice space for years, according to the hospital's entry. And when she came across the dingy lower level of 124 Park Street in Vienna, Virginia, she imagined a new, better space for her team, for her clients and for her patients. 

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According to the entry, Dr. Langenbach worked with top local designers, architects and other professionals to lease and redesign the vacant, dark basement into a light and brightly designed space boasting functionality, private and group workspaces, and world-class equipment. 

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With a bold-but-natural color scheme, Dr. Langenbach has created a space where employees feel empowered to grow their skills and collaborate with others, and where clients and pets feel welcome and safe knowing they're always in good hands. 

According to the entry form, physical rehabilitation at the practice went from being performed out of a small consult room to a bright, colorful space full of energy and the latest equipment, including an underwater treadmill, laser and ultrasound units, and other modalities to help pets get back on their feet. 

The surgical team could finally expand over multiple operating rooms that featured world-class imaging as well as the leading surgical tools and techniques, along with more fluid treatment areas and consult rooms. 

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The hospital Dr. Langenbach had always dreamed of had become a bright reality for her, her team and her clients and patients. 

Here's what voters had to say about the facility:

The surgeons and staff at Veterinary Surgical Centers are the most dedicated and talented group of veterinary support I have ever encountered. 

I have taken all three of my animals here and am more impressed every time I go. The cleanliness, professionalism and talent of their employees makes me wish my "human" doctor's office was as nice! 

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Super modern and stylish, but also pet-friendly and very thoughtful in making sure each visit is efficient.

We've been once and are scheduled for more visits. We are so impressed with the level of care and treatment our dog recieved on her first visit. She's already shown improvement after that first visit and we're so excited to start working with the caring and thorough staff! 

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VSC has provided care for our beagles over the years and this past year in particular. Their competent vet staff as well as rehab clinic, together with all the vet techs and administrative staff, made up a remarkably competent team that helped our elderly beagle, Meadow, and her family through the surgical procedure and follow-up! 

This surgical center is wonderful! They were as kind and gentle with our dog as they were with us. They truly understood how important our furry friend was to us, and he seemed just as important to them. 

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Huntsville Animal Hospital—Huntsville, Ontario
Owner(s): Dr. Jason McLeod
Number of doctors: 4
Exam rooms: 4
Total cost: $1,520,963
Cost per square foot: $209.16
Square footage: 3,940
Structure type: New freestanding
Architect: Dan Christian, Creative Design and Engineering
Photographer: Ginny MacLeod

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Adamson Veterinary Services—Salem, Ohio
Owner(s): Dr. Vickey Brooks
Number of doctors: 2
Exam rooms: 6
Total cost: $1,651,073
Cost per square foot: $102.32
Square footage: 9,120
Structure type: Freestanding, renovation
Architect: David Potts, DS Architecture
Secondary architect: Shelby & Scott Mingus, J. Herbert Construction Co.
Photographer: Scott Pease, Pease Photography

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Care Animal Hospital of Pleasant Prairie—Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
Owner(s): Drs. Russell Brewer, Rebecca Wilsey-Brewer
Number of doctors: 6
Exam rooms: 10
Total cost: $4,472,758
Cost per square foot: $268
Square footage: 11,836
Structure type: Freestanding, new
Architect: Steve Klessig, Keller Inc.
Secondary architect: Edward Klister, Birschbach & Associates
Photographer: Jennifer Pelphrey, Pelphrey Photography

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Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic—Castle Rock, Colorado
Owner(s): Dr. Deborah Patterson
Number of doctors: 3
Exam rooms: 6
Total cost: $3,356,258
Cost per square foot: $226
Square footage: 8,247
Structure type: Freestanding, new
Architect: Jeff Keast, 3LD Architecture, posthumously
Secondary architect: James Dahlin, Dahlin Studio
Photographer: Renee Spiess, RS Photography

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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
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Door County Veterinary Hospital—Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Owner(s): Dr. Jordan Kobilca
Number of doctors: 2
Exam rooms: 4
Total cost: $1,438,713
Cost per square foot: $305.05
Square footage: 4,100
Structure type: Freestanding, new
Architect: Jeremy Lueck, DeLeers Construction
Secondary architect: Kelly Kueper, Integrity Engineering
Photographer: Cathy Carter, Fotosold

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PetVet Animal Health Center—Auburn, Alabama
Owner(s): Dr. William R. Brawner III
Number of doctors: 4
Exam rooms: 5
Total cost: $1,671,786
Cost per square foot: $261.84
Square footage: 5,004
Structure type: Freestanding, renovation
Architect: Shawn Rainey, Blue Frog Construction
Secondary architect: J. Christopher Kacena, Kacena Design
Photographer: Jennifer Wettstein, Wettstein Photography

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The Animal Medical Clinic
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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
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The Animal Medical Clinic—Peachtree City, Georgia
Owner(s): Drs. Vince Obsitnik, Suzy Obsitnik, Jeff Richardson, TJ McDonnell
Number of doctors: 8
Exam rooms: 10
Total cost: $2,193,319
Cost per square foot: $235.68
Square footage: 8,120
Structure type: Freestanding, renovation
Architect: Shawn Rainey, Blue Frog Construction
Secondary architect: J. Christopher Kacena, Kacena Design
Photographer: Jennifer Wettstein, Wettstein Photography

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Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care—Huntington, New York
Owner(s): Dr. Alan Coren
Number of doctors: 6
Exam rooms: 8
Total cost: $4,348,772
Cost per square foot: $319
Square footage: 5,783
Structure type: Freestanding, new
Architect: Warren Freedenfeld, Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates
Photographer: Howard Doughty, Architectural Photography

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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
The Pet Doctor
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Queenstown Veterinary Hospital
Onion River Animal Hospital
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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos—Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Owner(s): Drs. Donald Ostwald, Lenny Jonas and Lori Wise; Marianne Mallonee, CVPM
Number of doctors: 55
Exam rooms: 27
Total cost: $16,455,073
Cost per square foot: $333.01
Square footage: 37,819
Structure type: Addition, renovation
Architect: Brad Haswell, Studio DH Architecture
Secondary architect: Tony Cochrane, Animal Arts
Photographer: Tim Murphy, Murphy Foto Imagery

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(Note: This photo is staged and does not reflect the surgery standards or practices of the hospital.)

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The Animal Medical Clinic
Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
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Onion River Animal Hospital
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The Pet Doctor—O’Fallon, Missouri
Owner(s): Drs. Marcy Hammerle, Thomas Coletti
Number of doctors: 4
Exam rooms: 6
Total cost: $2,045,525
Cost per square foot: $256
Square footage: 5,537
Structure type: Freestanding, new
Architect: Steve Hoover and John Mueller, Jema
Builder: John Hooker, J. Hooker Construction
Photographer: David Carlyon, Dark Horse; Annette Sundberg, Sundberg Photography

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Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
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Northpointe Veterinary Hospital
Queenstown Veterinary Hospital
Onion River Animal Hospital
Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
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Northpointe Veterinary Hospital—Yuba City, California
Owner(s): Dr. Steven Sanders
Number of doctors: 12
Exam rooms: 8
Total cost: $4,880,534
Cost per square foot: $367.90
Square footage: 9,419
Structure type: Freestanding, new
Architect: Richard Rauh, Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates
Photographer: Larry Falke, Falke Photography

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The Animal Medical Clinic
Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
The Pet Doctor
Northpointe Veterinary Hospital
Queenstown Veterinary Hospital
Onion River Animal Hospital
Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
Noah's Westside Animal Hospital

Queenstown Veterinary Hospital—Queenstown, Maryland
Owner(s): Dr. Marianne Bailey
Number of doctors: 4
Exam rooms: 5
Total cost: $2,043,000
Cost per square foot: $385
Square footage: 1,900
Structure type: Freestanding, new
Architect: Mark Moore, FMD Architects
Photographer: Lori Gross, Red Leash Pet Photography

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The Animal Medical Clinic
Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
The Pet Doctor
Northpointe Veterinary Hospital
Queenstown Veterinary Hospital
Onion River Animal Hospital
Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
Noah's Westside Animal Hospital

Onion River Animal Hospital—Berlin, Vermont
Owner(s): Dr. Karen Bradley
Number of doctors: 6
Exam rooms: 6
Total cost: $1,530,145
Cost per square foot: $152.47
Square footage: 6,000
Structure type: Leasehold, renovation
Architect: Bob Duncan, Duncan-Wisniewski Architecture
Secondary architect: Philip Colteryahn, Duncan-Wisniewski Architecture
Photographer: Herb Swanson, Herb Swanson Photographer

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The Animal Medical Clinic
Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
The Pet Doctor
Northpointe Veterinary Hospital
Queenstown Veterinary Hospital
Onion River Animal Hospital
Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
Noah's Westside Animal Hospital

Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, A BluePearl Veterinary Partners Hospital—Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Owner(s): Drs. Robert Orsher, Laura Tseng
Number of doctors: 14
Exam rooms: 9
Total cost: $3,693,323
Cost per square foot: $231.18
Square footage: 8,750
Structure type: Leasehold, new
Architect: David Polatnick, PZS Architects
Photographer: PZS Architects

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PetVet Animal Health Center
The Animal Medical Clinic
Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
The Pet Doctor
Northpointe Veterinary Hospital
Queenstown Veterinary Hospital
Onion River Animal Hospital
Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
Noah's Westside Animal Hospital

Noah’s Westside Animal Hospital—Indianapolis, Indiana
Owner(s): Dr. Mike Thomas, Chad Thomas
Number of doctors: 10
Exam rooms: 11
Total cost: $4,726,774
Cost per square foot: $207.71
Square footage: 14,877
Structure type: Freestanding, new
Architect: Wayne Usiak, BDA Architecture
Photographer: Jonathan Bednarski, Fotovan

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Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic
Door County Veterinary Hospital
PetVet Animal Health Center
The Animal Medical Clinic
Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital by Ethos
The Pet Doctor
Northpointe Veterinary Hospital
Queenstown Veterinary Hospital
Onion River Animal Hospital
Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
Noah's Westside Animal Hospital