Bringing Specialty Veterinary Care to Dallas
When the founder of Meridian Realty Advisors, Curt Boisfontaine, found out his dog had cancer, he realized the need for specialty veterinary services in the Dallas market. While there are veterinary specialists, they are not centrally located and under one roof, making it more difficult on caregivers and their pets. Crain's Dallas reports that Meridian is working with MedVet Associates and M+A Architects to bring comprehensive veterinary services to the Dallas urban core.
"What we really pride ourselves on is collaborative care for your pet," said Linda Lehmkuhl, chief medical officer and cardiologist for Medvet in an article recently published by Crain's Dallas. "That’s what we think Dallas is missing. [Dallas has] great veterinarians and great specialists but they’re not in truly collaborative environments.”
The project is being designed as a veterinary specialty care center where local veterinary general practitioners can refer their patients for specialty care such as emergency care, clinical and specialty healthcare services, including anesthesia and pain management, internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology, radiology, rehabilitation and surgery. The facility aims to cut down the silo-effect among the various services offered in veterinary medicine. It allows for caregivers and their pets to visit a singular facility for all specialty needs and creates a team-oriented environment for doctors and staff. Ultimately, providing a more holistic veterinary healthcare experience.
M+A was challenged to fully renovate an existing 1960's-era retail and commercial building and modernize the aging exterior to incorporate MedVet-branded materials and finishes. M+A will also completely rework the interiors to accommodate MedVet's specific multi-disciplinary programmatic needs. Construction of the 38,000-square-foot facility will start this summer with the facility scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.
by MEGAN GROOMS
Megan graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in strategic communication and a minor in professional writing. When she's not working on marketing-related tasks, you'll likely find Megan at a concert or outside with her fur babies (dogs).