A Quick Guide to Emergency Animal Hospital Design

A Quick Guide to Emergency Animal Hospital Design

November 24, 2023 - Arminco Inc.

Are you designing your first emergency animal hospital? The veterinary industry is ever-growing. You could lose to your competitors if you don't make your office stand out. 

However, your vet clinic design doesn't only need to be comfortable and eye-catching. You must also make health and safety your top priority and opt for flexibility. Check out this guide to learn more. 


Before designing your veterinary practice, you should map out your budget. This will prevent you from getting too carried away with your design. The last thing you want is to get your heart set on certain features only to realize you can't afford them. 

Once you start building, you'll be surprised at how much you can stretch your budget, but you might not be able to get as much as you would like. You may need to compromise on space or building materials to make the most out of your resources. 

Work With the Right Team

Successful vet clinic construction means getting the right team involved. Look for a contractor that will take all your design needs into account and work closely with you to create an efficient and functional office. 

Some architecture companies work with a third party. Be sure to ask who your team will be partnering with because they're going to be a big part of your project. 

You should also ask about turnaround times, and if the company has a portfolio on their website, check out samples of their previous work. 

Make Health and Safety Your Top Priority 

When it comes to designing any medical practice, health and safety should be a top priority. Incorporate easy-to-clean materials into your office setup. Add a solution for proper waste disposal. 

You need a sturdy holding area to prevent animals from escaping and getting hurt. It's also important to have a secure place to store your medical equipment. This storage room should be complete with a fridge to hold certain medications. 

Keep Your Design Flexible

As you take on new patients, there may come a time when you want to expand. It may become possible for you to offer grooming and other new services. 

That's why your first design should be flexible enough for you to plan for the future. 

Inject Your Personality Into the Design

You can use your office design to tell pet parents what kind of vet you are. For example, if you're a warm and inviting person, consider using homey paint tones

If you want a more sleek and modern design, consider softer grays and take the minimalist approach. 

Designing Your Emergency Animal Hospital 

When it comes to designing an emergency animal hospital, aesthetics aren't everything. Your office needs to be as functional as it is welcoming. 

You also need to invest in materials that are easy to clean to keep your office sanitary for every bird and puppy. 

Since 2005, Arminco Inc. has proven to be an expert in medical office design. Let our team of customer-focused architects help you build your dream veterinary clinic. Contact us today to tell us a little more about your project. 

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