Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Companion Animal Primary Healthcare Centre, University of Guelph
Client: University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College
Size: 20,000 sq.ft. (2,000 sq.m.)
The project is a new veterinary hospital for companion animals similar to a private sector veterinary hospital animal clinic. This facility will be a learning environment for teaching veterinary students at OVC both veterinary and business skills. This standalone building is located off Smith Lane, west of the new Large Animal Isolation Hospital.
The facility treats small animals; houses reception and waiting areas, examination, treatment and operating rooms, a pharmacy, dental suite, imaging rooms, rehabilitation and special procedure rooms, as well as animal holding areas and associated support spaces. Outdoor runs, parking and landscaping completes the facility.
The design team has endeavored to achieve a high level of performance with respect to sustainability, and the project has achieved LEED Silver certification.