These design touches won’t just get you points on your AAHA accreditation score. They’re industry standards that Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Conference educator Heather Lewis, AIA, hopes to see in every veterinary hospital, every time.
Cat-friendly exam rooms and low-noise dog kennels are one thing. This veterinary architect goes beyond the cats and the dogs and offers a trio of ideas to pay special attention to birds, lizards, snakes and smaller mammals.
Before you show up to talk to your accountant, your architect, your builder or your engineer at the Hospital Design Conference or your own town, you need these. Nothing’s worse than an, “oh, that’s at home!” conversation to start off your big hospital build.
This area is often a forgotten space in your hospital, but highly-trained team members spend a lot of time working in this space. Putting thought into its’ design will foster better patient care and staff efficiency.
Feel out of your depth talking the practice owner into a new piece of expensive equipment or planning your own startup or practice purchase? You’re not alone. Here’s the short answer to, “What do I need to think about when I borrow a lot of money?”