Atwater Veterinary Center - Rauhaus Freedenfeld & Associates Architects

Atwater Veterinary Center – Atwater, CA


Atwater Veterinary Center, Veterinary Economics' Hospital of the Year in 2015, 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 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 rfa. From seemingly insurmountable odds to acquire the land and financing as well as to maintain business operations in Atwater, this hospital rose like a phoenix from the ashes as a testament of exceptional ingenuity. The 5,496 SF design is of the Craftsman style, and the site accommodates 26 parking spaces, a secured service yard at the rear for doctors' vehicles and a covered large animal truck carport, and three outdoor runs equipped with pet-friendly turf and seven-foot-high fence surrounds.

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