August 14, 2015

Nurturing Animal Care With Nature

Natural Lighting If veterinary medicine is to rise to a higher level of appreciation and service, architects are also obligated to improve upon its associated facility design. This only becomes possible by removing the closed character of the rooms and spaces that constitute a veterinary hospital design and by introducing biophilic animal care design. Through Read More...

March 30, 2015

Veterinary Hospital Ergonomic Enhancements

Ergonomics is the science that deals with the interaction of humans with their working environment. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) can be avoided by implementing ergonomic procedures. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and lead to long-term disability. Recognizing risk factors is the first step in reducing Read More...

February 18, 2015

2015 dvm360 Hospital of the Year: Atwater Merced Veterinary Center

Congratulations to Atwater Merced Veterinary Center, named Hospital of the Year in the dvm360 2015 Hospital Design Competition!   The Atwater Merced Veterinary Center project was designed to replace an existing 40-year-old single-storied practice, the land and building for which were seized by the State of California through eminent domain. Anticipating the loss of their Read More...

December 30, 2014

Veterinary Hospital Flooring

As many veterinarians and animal care providers know, veterinary hospital flooring is more abused than that in any other medical facility for the simple reason that the clients tend to relieve themselves on the floor. In addition, flooring usually consumes the largest part of any interior construction budget and also plays a very important role Read More...
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