Bringing elegance to equine practice
Sep 01, 2004
HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT
"We find that clients like to go to a facility they can be proud of," says co-owner Dr. Jeff Foland, MS, Dipl. ACVS. "They appreciate the facility and the fact that we make veterinary visits nice for them."
Clients aren't the only ones impressed with the 15,699-square-foot facility. The owners' attention to detail and the clean floor plan earned the practice a merit award in the 2004 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition.
"We'd talked about building the practice for a while before it came to fruition," says Dr. Foland. "We had several things in our favor. The area we're in is loaded with high-quality horses, so we figured a high-quality practice would do well here. There's plenty of business for another good practice. And we both had good clientele that we believed would follow us to the new practice."
That clientele includes 250-horse cutting-horse ranches, single-horse backyard owners, and everything in between. "We get referrals from 70 miles away, and our top 70 percent of clients are high-end horse owners," Dr. Foland says.
The reception area features a rounded front with a Spanish appearance, a suggestion made by Dr. Hebbert's wife, Kila. The arched stucco columns add to the look and accentuate the rock walls on the front of the building. And Dr. Foland's wife, Jennifer, located an antique chandelier from Mexico that now hangs from the 20-foot-high ceiling in the reception area.