An open facility is more than a building design; it's a way of life at California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad, Calif. The doctors at this practice share space and cases in a convenient, free-flowing facility.
Dr. Dan Lorimer, DACVO, wanted his specialty practice to look professional. For that, he needed respectable neighbors. To attract those neighbors, he bought six acres and built a 40,000-square-foot building—which was not his hospital.
Just four years after opening a large award-winning facility, these doctors at Upstate Veterinary Specialists in Greenville, S.C., built again—doubling their space. The reason? It made great business sense.
Early planning and advance payments gave this hospital a financial edge. And this thinking has given the owners of South Suburban Animal Hospital in Perrysburg, Ohio, the freedom to focus on medicine in a new way.
Dr. Steven Dunbar merged a general practice and a 24-hour emergency center into one new building. And the consistent, attractive use of color; high-quality materials; impressive client-interaction areas; and more helped Yorba Regional Animal Hospital in Anaheim, Calif., rise to the top in Veterinary Economics annual design competition.