Purrfect! 4 Inspiring Vet Office Design Ideas

Purrfect! 4 Inspiring Vet Office Design Ideas

August 21, 2020 - Arminco Inc.

Whether your planning a remodel or getting ready to open a brand new vet office, coming up with the right design can be tricky.

Are you looking for a little advice on how you can design the best vet office for your clients and their feline and canine companions?

Here are five veterinary practice design ideas to help you get started.

1. Don't Be Afraid to Go Bold

Neutral shades like beige and gray can help create a calming space, which is what you want when designing a veterinary hospital. But, they can also make an area seem indifferent and, worst of all, dull.

Adding bright and vibrant pops of color to your vet office's interior design scheme will make for a more welcoming, fun, and unique looking space. On top of that, it can also help boost your practice's branding and make you more memorable to first-time clients.

2. Casual Is Key

Dealing with a sick pet can be a traumatic experience for your clients. So, you want to make sure you do everything you can to make your office feel as comforting and welcoming as you possibly can.

Adding elements that are more common in residential design, like a fireplace or ceiling beams, can help put your clients and their pets at ease.

3. Wide Open Spaces

It doesn't take much for a veterinary office's waiting room to become overcrowded. Your clients aren't only bringing themselves in, and more often than not, people can't just hold their pet in their lap. Between large dogs, pet carriers, and nervous animals, people are going to start getting in each other's way.

When it comes to designing a waiting room for your practice, you want to make sure you offer your clients as much space as possible. Low, roomy chairs will make it easier for people to hold and their pets as they wait for treatment.

Adding tables between sets of chairs will give people a safe place to set their pet carriers where they'll be able to keep an eye on their furry companion.

4. Bring the Outside In

Most animals love the outdoors. So, why not bring a little of the outdoors into your veterinary practice.

Adding plants to your vet office design won't just make your practice look better, it can help cut back on the amount of dust and dander in the room, purify the air, and even make your office smell better. On top of that, plants have a calming effect on humans. So, adding a few plants to your decor can help your clients stay calm.

Other design elements, like natural wood and water features, are also fantastic ways to bring a little bit of the outdoors into your veterinary practice.

5. Keeping it Quiet

Anyone who's ever so much as set foot in a veterinary office knows just how noisy they can be. While most pet parents know how to keep their voices down, our furry and feathery companions aren't always so well behaved.

Fortunately, although you can't stop kittens from doing their best impersonation of a firetruck while getting their claws trimmed, there are plenty of things you can do from keeping the ruckus from bothering your other patients.

From extra noise-dampening insulation and doors to design elements like curtains and foam pads, there are dozens of ways to soften and block excess noise in your veterinary practice. And, for those sounds you can't block, white noise elements like fountains can help keep things seemingly calm.

Designing the Vet Office of Your Dreams

Now that you have a better idea of how to create a vet office your clients' pets will enjoy visiting, it's time to get to work bringing your design ideas to life.

Contact us for more information about our services or to schedule a consultation today.

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