If you are planning to renovate, remodel, rebuild, or start a new facility from scratch, make sure you read AAHA’s newest book, Practical Guide to Veterinary Hospital Design! It’s a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to a complicated task—planning, designing, and building a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.

Written for veterinarians and practice managers by the animal hospital architects at Animal Arts, and based on the best and most recent industry knowledge, this book will guide you every step of the way through facility renovations, additions, leasehold build-outs, and new builds, from initial planning through construction and move in.

Critical topics like project planning, interior design, and building systems and finishes are covered in detail. Chapters include everything from budgeting and timelines to mechanical systems and electrical and plumbing requirements. Information on Fear FreeSM principles, animal-friendly colors, and lighting to create low-stress spaces can be found here as well.

Brimming with sketches, innovative floor plans, and breathtaking photographs, AAHA’s Practical Guide to Veterinary Hospital Design proves that today’s veterinary hospitals don’t have to sacrifice style to be the best money-making spaces they can be.

Includes a companion website with updated AAHA building standards information, more Fear Free design tips, and tons of guidance and inspiring photos! Building a practice is di­fficult, building a hospital can be overwhelming. This book makes it much easier!

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