The Aliante Animal Hospital is a 6,400 SF facility with a heavy emphasis on boarding. The hospital portion contains seven exam rooms, a four station treatment area with two additional dental stations and separate rooms for endoscopy, surgery, x-ray, isolation, recovery and cat hospitalization. Pharmacy and a private doctors’ work area is located between the exam rooms and treatment room to allow easy accessibility for doctors and assistants. The boarding areas feature a range of small to large dog boarding areas and a luxury dog area. Additionally there is a glass enclosed cat boarding area adjacent to the Cat Waiting area. The boarding area also includes a separate grooming room and a covered/shaded outdoor enclosed dog run area.
The design of the hospital includes all concrete masonry walls (interior and exterior) and sealed/stained concrete floors in public areas for durability. The check-in counter is designed for abuse with solid surfacing materials and porcelain tile cladding all exposed surfaces. The open contemporary design of the entry and waiting areas allows for natural daylighting into the public spaces. The building is situated on the site as close as possible to Elkhorn Road with client parking in the existing parking area around the building. The main corner of building is elevated to balance the height of the surrounding buildings and provide a highly visible sign element for motorists on Elkhorn and Aliante Parkway.
The building is designed to be seen at night with the halo lit signs on the building, ground mounted up-lighting around the perimeter on the building and up-lighting the awning over the dog run area. The site landscaping was designed to meet the Aliante drought tolerant requirements and an artificial turf pet walking area was added between the parking and the building.