Atwater Veterinary Center – Atwater, CA


The Atwater Veterinary Center project, the 2015 General Practice HOY Winner, was designed to replace an existing 40 year old single story practice whose land and building was taken by the State of California through the process of Eminent Domain.   Anticipating the loss of their veterinary hospital and being further compromised by a very short timeline to acquire suitable land and begin the design process, Dr. Chiffelle and her partners turned to  rauhaus freedenfeld & associates to come on board immediately to help make it all come together.   From seemingly insurmountable odds to acquire the land, the financing, and maintain their business operations in Atwater, this hospital rose like a phoenix from the ashes as a tribute to American exceptionalism and ingenuity to become the 2015 Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year.   The project features a Craftsman style, 5,496 SF single story building with 26 parking spaces, a secured rear service yard to accommodate Doctor’s vehicles along with a covered large animal truck carport, and 3 outdoor runs equipped with Pet Friendly Turf and 7 ft high fence surrounds.