As one of the largest cities in the United States, the Chicago area is home to nearly ten million people, and perhaps just as many pets! Over the last several years, MedVet Chicago had repeatedly outgrown their space, taking additional square footage in adjacent or nearby buildings to try to keep pace with the growing veterinary medical specialty needs of their patient population. But practicing out of more than one hospital building and across several floor levels is difficult for acute veterinary medicine, so MedVet sought a new location where they could expand their services while improving practice efficiency to provide optimal care for their patients.
Designed to accommodate the practice of Fear Free veterinary medicine and to meet AAHA accreditation standards, this transformative project in a transitioning neighborhood in Chicago renovated 60,600 SF as well as adding another 4,500 SF, combining two existing warehouse buildings to become a new state of the art emergency and specialty veterinary medicine practice. Now one of the largest non-academic acute veterinary medicine hospitals in the country, MedVet Chicago includes full service cancer care, including radiation oncology with the addition of a new linear accelerator, a large emergency medicine department including comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities, a large surgery department, and facilities encompassing nearly every possible medical specialty, including neurology, cardiology, ophthalmology, dentistry, hyperbaric medicine, dermatology and rehab services, along with an on-site pathology lab, for rapid diagnosis of disease conditions. Large inpatient wards accommodate patients of various acuity levels, including separate spaces for patients needing intensive care and medical isolation, a quiet ward for cats, and another ward for dogs on the mend, preparing to return home.