Photo gallery: Bring your veterinary practice to life with art

It's not just pictures of dogs and cats in these hospitals. Take inspiration from some truly creative and unique design concepts.
May 18, 2012
By staff

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Local Sonoma Valley sculptor Jim Callahad was very involved in the placement of his playful bronze trio of cat, dog, and ball at PetCare Veterinary Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif. A thick stainless-steel rod was set deep into the locally quarried stone base and epoxied to support the dog's exuberant shape.

Photo by Tim Murphy, Foto Imagery Ltd.

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At Fry Pet Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, each exam room has a theme that is highlighted by a Thomas Manglesen wildlife photograph and a matching room label. Each photograph features a museum style label that describes the scene.

Photo by Read Photography

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The reception area at Antioch Veterinary Hospital in Antioch, Calif., includes two custom stretched canvas art prints by Pat Sanders-White, one of a cat and the other of the dog you see here.

Photo by Eric Rorer Photography

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Local artist Rodman Miller designed this glass sculpture behind the reception desk at Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle in Shoreline, Wa., specifically for the new hospital. "The end result was even better than I hoped," says veterinary architect Wendy Wheeler Martinez, a partner at BDA Architecture. "This piece delivers great juxtaposition with the organic forms of the piece and the surrounding hard edges of the interior architecture."

Photo by Cammie Owen

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The main lobby of Charleston Veterinary Referral Center in Charleston, S.C., features this large mural painted by a local artist. The practice owners incorporated this unique piece of art to reflect Charleston’s surrounding beauty, a landscape that clients will recognize and appreciate.

Photo by MJ Green

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A piece of art paired with a flower arrangement contributes to the practice's ambiance at Hillside Animal Clinic in Floyds Knobs, Ind.

Photo by H. Dwayne Allen

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Wright Veterinary Medical Center in Bethlehem, Pa., features several handcrafted art pieces, including this sculptural snake.

Photo by Jack Kromer

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A large mural arches over the reception desk and works together with stone tile floors, exposed ceiling timbers, and earthy browns and greens to give the reception area at Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic in Ballston Spa, N.Y., a warm, welcoming feel.

Photo by Randall Perry, Randall Perry Photography.

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At Town and Country Veterinary Hospital in Warren, Ohio, an interior designer worked with several local artists to develop the art that decorates their waiting and reception areas. You can see one example here.

Photos by William Webb, Infinity Studio Photography.

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One of the key design objectives for the team at Westbury Animal Hospital in Houston, Texas, (Veterinary Economics 2009 Hospital of the Year) was to create a bright, pleasant environment for clients, doctors, and staff. Attractive framed art —and three recessed scales—are just a couple of the elements that contribute to their "wow" facility.

Photo by Geoff Nesossi, Nesossi Studios.

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The wall shelving in this hall in Charleston Veterinary referral Center, located in Charleston, S.C., organizes smaller art elements into one larger display. At the base of the brick wall, you can see the recessed scale en route to exam rooms.

Photo by MJ Green.