What the Most Impressive Veterinary Offices Have in Common

What the Most Impressive Veterinary Offices Have in Common

February 04, 2023 - Arminco Inc.

There are about 77,000 practicing veterinarians in the United States as of 2021. However, with the number of pets in the country rising well over 100 million, vets can easily get overwhelmed.

While an influx of cases will put all kinds of veterinary offices in a bind, vets have come up with ways to make their jobs easier and more efficient. They've also found ways to keep pets healthier so they don't need as much veterinary care.

You can tell a lot about a veterinarian's office by how much it does to improve everyone's experiences, customers, pets, and themselves. We'll discuss some of the most impressive features of a vet's office in this article.

Pleasant Reception

One of the most frustrating things about hospitals and doctors' offices is that they often feel like hospitals and doctors' offices. Most of us probably have a standard image in mind when somebody mentions a doctor's office.

The image in our head is a room with white walls and a white ceiling. The floor is also white and often tiled. Bright lights shine from the ceiling, and the air smells like rubbing alcohol.

It's altogether too clinical, and it doesn't have to be. Repainting the walls and ceilings can help take away this feeling. Making the waiting room small and cozy can also help.


Medicine has long been associated with science and technology, and having up-to-date equipment is vital, both for saving lives and inspiring confidence in your customers.

Veterinary technology is one way to embrace modernity, but you can also adopt a more modernized look. For instance, greener products such as LED lights give off a bit less light, so the room is still illuminated without seeming cold and blinding. Natural lighting also helps with this.

Color choice comes up again here. We've known for decades that animals don't perceive color the same way we do, but there's another aspect to it. Dogs and cats see cooler colors better than warm ones, so blues and greens might make them calmer and more comfortable.

Treatment Areas

Whether of what field you're in or who your patients are, certain standards must be met when performing any medical treatments. The obvious one is that all your surfaces and tools must be sterilized. A lesser-known one is that your instruments and other supplies should all be close by.

Not every procedure you perform is going to be life-and-death, but you still need to treat it as if it is. Doctors often say that no operation is without risk, and that's true. Anything from a previously-unknown anesthesia allergy to complications of blood loss can instantly turn a routine operation into an emergency.

Traits of the Best Veterinary Offices

If you want to have a successful vet clinic, pay careful attention to the design of your veterinary offices. We've discussed a few features common among many great veterinary offices in this article, but there's always more to learn.

If you want to know more about architecture, especially the architecture of medical facilities, feel free to read our blog. We also encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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