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Construction photos: The 2011 Hospital of the Year
It took Dr. Bob Cartin months to build his dream hospital. It will take you just a few clicks to follow along with the construction process.

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Becoming the Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year is a tall task. It takes months of planning, managing, and yes, writing hefty checks. Here's a look at the process from beginning to end, as seen in this year's winner, Mission Animal and Bird Hospital in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Part 1: Site preparation

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Top: Before there was an award-winning facility, there was a building site.

Bottom: A rough sketch shows the approximate layout of the hospital.

Photos courtesy Dr. Bob Cartin

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Top: Site preparation continues.

Bottom: Workers dig deep before laying the foundation.

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Top: A worker helps prepare the ground at the building site.

Bottom: The foundation takes shape.

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Part 2: Construction

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Top: Practice owner Dr. Bob Cartin celebrates the completed foundation.

Bottom: The construction site begins to resemble an actual hospital.

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Top: Construction continues.

Bottom: Passers-by can now begin to envision the completed project.

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Top: These stacks of insulation helped workers construct an energy-efficient hospital.

Bottom: Internal walls go up.

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Top: The reception area begins to take shape.

Bottom: A skylight introduces natural light into the construction site.

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Part 3: Finishing touches

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Top: Stone accents add a pleasing element to what will become the practice's signature clock tower.

Bottom: Adding a sidewalk is one of the final pieces workers need to install to the entryway.

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Top: Paint and a reception desk help complete the waiting area.

Bottom: A worker installs equipment and countertops in the treatment area.

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Top: Practice owner Dr. Bob Cartin happily cuts the ceremonial ribbon at the practice's grand opening.

Bottom: The 2011 Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year

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