Pacific Animal Hospital has been serving the community of Oceanside and neighboring areas for over forty years. The new hospital operates as a full service veterinary medical center offering advanced medical, surgical, dental, preventative care, physical therapy and diagnostics for companion animals. The new 2-story, 6,780 SF state-of-the-art hospital was designed to replace a smaller and technologically obsolete hospital on the same site under a phased migratory construction plan. This new facility allows the hospital to continue providing high quality veterinary care for the same community it has served for generations. Our objective was to create a unique modern veterinary hospital design that would balance the multitude of culturally diverse architectural influences in Oceanside together with its rich surfing history. Its design evokes the images of surfing under a pier at sunset, with its column-like sand-colored vertical elements juxtaposed against a deep blue wave.