The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center Oncology Team is on a mission to find cures for animal-related cancers, which cause 50% of health-related pet deaths. This new state-of-the-art facility has created the opportunity for OSU veterinarians to pioneer a team approach to cancer treatment, with medical, radiation and surgical oncology specialists working collaboratively and tightly together as they seek optimal outcomes for their patients. In partnership with the Blue Buffalo Foundation, this new center is dedicated to providing the best and most compassionate patient care possible while also working to end this disease outright.
Programmatically, the work included renovation of approximately 3,000 SF of existing procedural, administrative and animal housing space within the Oncology Department to create additional treatment stations, infusion bays, work zones, lab space, kenneling of various sizes, a new USP 797/800 compliant compounding pharmacy suite and additional storage. Completed while the existing building remained operational, the design included durable, easy-to-clean materials, flexible treatment zones and housing options to accommodate the various sizes and shapes of patients, and a high degree of transparency and interconnectivity to support staff work flow and staff and patient safety.