Mark Hafen's Complete Guide to Building Your Veterinary Hospital
You're about to build a veterinary hospital—congratulations! Now strap in for one of the most stressful, challenging, emotional, rewarding experiences you'll ever endure.
As any veterinary practice owner will tell you, building a facility is tough. You'll make countless decisions, write gigantic checks, and field phone call after phone call. At times, you might feel like giving up.
But don't despair—Mark Hafen is here to help. Hafen, a Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member and principal at Animal Arts in Boulder, Colo., knows the ins and outs of constructing a veterinary practice, and he shares his expertise in The Complete Guide to Building Your Veterinary Hospital. Browse through the chapters below for a comprehensive look at the construction process. Then get building.
Chapter 1: Before you build
Chapter 2: Your building team
Chapter 3: What to look for in a contractor
Chapter 4: Who's responsible for what?
Chapter 5: The design process
Chapter 6: Securing financing
Note: Please check back soon for Chapters 7 through 10.
Chapter 7: Ordering equipment
Chapter 8: What to expect during the construction process
Chapter 9: Closing out, moving in
Chapter 10: What to expect after you move in