Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Veterinarian Clinics + Interior Design

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susie Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

A veterinarian clinic is a space for not only humans, but animals. With that in mind, the design needed to accommodate the vet clinic employees, the animals and their owners. To make sure that all accommodations were met, I conducted an interview with a Veterinarian Technician from Bridgerland Animal Hospital. I asked what facilities they had, what they used daily and what they didn’t have that they could benefit from. I asked how many animals they saw daily and what type of animals were, and lastly, I asked what was working and wasn’t with the current layout of their clinic. As I furthered my research, I found, that like humans, there are certain colors and hues that are a trigger for certain animal behaviors. Going further into the aspect of finishes, because a veterinarian clinic is a hospital for animals, it needed to be very clean and compliant with all codes. With all that information in mind, I geared the design of the veterinarian clinic to be a calming and inviting for space for not only the animals, but also for the humans that would inhabit of the space.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Veterinarian Clinics + Interior Design

The South Atrium

A veterinarian clinic is a space for not only humans, but animals. With that in mind, the design needed to accommodate the vet clinic employees, the animals and their owners. To make sure that all accommodations were met, I conducted an interview with a Veterinarian Technician from Bridgerland Animal Hospital. I asked what facilities they had, what they used daily and what they didn’t have that they could benefit from. I asked how many animals they saw daily and what type of animals were, and lastly, I asked what was working and wasn’t with the current layout of their clinic. As I furthered my research, I found, that like humans, there are certain colors and hues that are a trigger for certain animal behaviors. Going further into the aspect of finishes, because a veterinarian clinic is a hospital for animals, it needed to be very clean and compliant with all codes. With all that information in mind, I geared the design of the veterinarian clinic to be a calming and inviting for space for not only the animals, but also for the humans that would inhabit of the space.