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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Dec 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Chapel Associates Architects Inc. of Little Rock, Ark., supplied this list of material and finish manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, call Chapel Associates Architects Inc. at (800) 225-5900.
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Dec 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Materials guide for veterinarians
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Dec 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Chapel Associates Architects Inc. of Little Rock, Ark., supplied this checklist of suggested materials for planning a veterinary hospital. For more information, contact Chapel Associates Architects Inc. at (501) 225-5900.
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Dec 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Gates Hafen Cochrane Architects of Boulder, Colo., supplied this brief listing of common finish materials used in veterinary care facilities, along with some "helpful hints." For more information, contact Gates Hafen Cochrane Architects at (800) 332-4413.
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Apr 01, 2004
"If your clinic stinks, clients may worry that your medical care stinks, too," says Mark Hafen, AIA, an architect with Animal Arts/Gates Hafen Cochrane in Boulder, Colo. "You can't prevent noise and odors from occurring, but you can prevent them from spreading." Hafen, a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member, suggests that you:
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Mar 01, 2001
Buying the right radiograph machine takes research. Dr. David S. Biller, Dipl. ACVR, a radiology professor at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., suggests you consider these factors when choosing a unit:
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Feb 01, 2001
You'd probably like to own an ultrasound machine, but before spending your hard-earned money, take time to determine whether you really need and will use one. "Ultrasound is to soft tissues what radiographs are to the bone, and we certainly see more soft tissue injuries than we do bone injuries," says Dr. Tracy Turner, Professor of Large Animal Surgery at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minn. "You can't live without an ultrasound machine if you do lots of reproduction and lameness work. And it's also useful for visualizing the heart, lungs, pleural cavity, intestines, and other internal organs."
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Jan 01, 2001
Q. My old exam rooms contain tile floors and rubber baseboards. Waxing maintains the tile, but the baseboards attract dirt and cat hair, and the seam between the floor and boards gets very grimy. What can I do?
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Aug 01, 2000
When people shop for used cars, they kick the tires and check under the hood. When they shop for veterinary services, the evaluation is more subtle. But in both cases, they form lasting opinions based on first impressions. That's why it's critical to minimize noise and odor. Simply put, if your clinic stinks, clients may worry that your medical care stinks, too.
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Jul 01, 2000
Your new computer is humming on your desk. So what do you do with the old one collecting dust in the corner?
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Jun 01, 2000
Q. I'm shopping for a new radiograph machine. Which offers greater tax advantages, buying or leasing?
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Mar 01, 2000
Whether you're building a new facility or updating your hospital, don't overlook wall finishes. Wayne Usiak, AIA, a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member and principal of BDA Architecture PC in Albuquerque, N.M., suggests you consider these options for your practice:
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Mar 01, 2000
You know the benefits of offering a complete in-house lab. You--and anxious pet owners--can get quick answers on complex cases, and you can begin treatment immediately rather than hospitalizing the patient until you receive test results the next morning. In addition, owning high-tech gadgets lets you practice high-quality medicine.
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Sep 01, 1999
Q. In a residential neighborhood or commercial leasehold, how can I design my facility so barking dogs don't disturb neighbors?
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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Aug 01, 1999
You've spent a year researching the benefits of laser surgery, and you think this new service will enhance your practice's surgical options. You've even selected the unit and considered financing options. But have you done all your homework? Before you buy expensive equipment, take time to calculate the financial benefits--and hidden costs.