Since 1937, Branford Veterinary Hospital (BVH) has been committed to providing the highest quality veterinary care. They have also been in the same building since the inception of the business in 1937. After considerable business growth over the last decade, BVH selected a new location that would allow for considerably more space.
The Business Situation
Since 1937, Branford Veterinary Hospital (BVH) had operated in the same location in Branford, CT. After considerable growth over the last decade, BVH wanted to expand into a larger facility, while continuing to maintain a significant presence in the community and providing the same quality of care. Pat Munger Construction Company was selected to design and build a new, 5,818 SF, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in a new location in Branford, to complement the immaculate reputation BVH had earned over time.
The selected site for the new facility was located on an old farm property, which has been a landmark in Branford for over 100 years. In order to continue the legacy, the design of the hospital was modeled after the original farmhouse. Munger was tasked with merging the amenities of a modern veterinary hospital, with the aesthetic appeal of a farmhouse.
Munger constructed an approximately 5,818 SF two story, wood framed building, conveniently located two miles from the original facility. The new hospital incorporates a unique “Colonial Salt Box” design with farmhouse themes, ranging from wood beamed ceilings to a farm-style design waiting room. The new facility features four exam rooms, cat and dog waiting areas, a radiology room, glass enclosed medical wards, an indoor exercise area and three doctor’s offices in order to allow BVH to perform their wide array of
Design For Success
Early involvement in the design phase allowed Munger to work with the architect to develop cost estimates and construction planning that fit into the Owner’s budget and goals for the facility. FMD Architects, who specialize in animal care facility design, provided a layout that accommodated the hospital’s need for generous surgical space and animal housing to operate at a high volume. Munger was able to seamlessly implement the construction plan within the financial constraints and schedule timeline. The Owner was left with an end product that maximizes operational functionality, while maintaining a warm, inviting and clean environment for patients and customers alike.