It's considered the largest privately-owned veterinary practice in the country tipping the scales at 58,631 square feet. For Dr. Anthony J. DeCarlo and partner Dr. Thomas S. Trotter, the distinction wasn't even part of the design.
All doctors who plan to build hear from colleagues who've been there before that they should build bigger than they think they need to. Drs. Kate Knutson and Steve Barghusen took those words to heart--working in an extra 3,700 square feet for future expansion.
Not every profit center suits every practice. How do you decide what to add? Follow these steps from Practice Management Editor Mark Opperman, CVPM, president of VMC Inc. in Evergreen Colo., and Indianapolis.