Shores Veterinary Emergency Center
Sir Thomas Court, Harrisburg, PA
Professional Design & Construction, Inc. (PDC) was engaged to assist with the planning and development of a veterinary facility that would offer increased animal care emergency and specialty services in the south central Pennsylvania area. A Fear Free approach was essential to planning, which focused on reducing owner and pet anxiety in what are usually stressful situations. PDC separated the outpatient waiting areas from the triage/emergency access points and introduced natural lighting and warm colors into theses spaces for a calming effect. PDC positioned the inpatient treatment areas to maximize visual observation with separate certified Level 1 Intensive Critical Care and Intermediate Care Units. Clean and dirty surgical suites were also created to maximize specific surgical needs. The main treatment island is centrally located with a doctor/nurse station, enabling staff to maintain steady observation of patients. The second floor mezzanine features space for a conference/training room, as well as doctor/staff support areas.