Wellington Veterinary Clinic wins merit award in 2012 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition

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Wellington Veterinary Clinic in Wellington received a 2012 Hospital Design Competition Merit Award for excellence in the 47th annual Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition. Drs. Tracey and Wayne Jensen own the 8,137-square-foot animal hospital at 7837 6th St.

The independent panel of judges also chose Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, Fla., as the Hospital of the Year and awarded nine other awards to Charleston Veterinary Referral Center in Charleston, S.C., Renfro Veterinary Services in Richmond, Mo., Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle in Shoreline, Wash., Bennett Creek Animal Hospital in Clarksburg, Md., Antioch Veterinary Hospital in Antioch, Calif., PetCare Veterinary Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., San Clemente Veterinary Hospital in San Clemente, Calif., Frey Pet Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and NorthStar Vets in Robbinsville, N.J.

Judges evaluate competition entries in the following categories:

• Site plan
• Mechanical features
• Outpatient areas
• Plumbing features
• Inpatient areas
• Electrical features
• Quality of finish materials
• Overall features

“The Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition recognizes exceptional veterinary facilities that enhance pet owners’ experiences at the hospital, support top-notch veterinary care, maximize practice efficiency, and foster comfortable working conditions for veterinarians and veterinary team members,” says Kristi Reimer, editor of Veterinary Economics. “These award-winning facilities set the standard for cutting-edge veterinary hospital design.”

Each of the winning hospitals will be profiled in Veterinary Economics, which reaches 58,000 practicing veterinarians in the United States and Canada. Wellington Veterinary Clinic will be featured in the July 2012 issue.