Building Design for Animals

Join us at the Fetch dvm360 conference in Kansas City!

BDA continues our long tradition of participating in the fetch dvm360 conference in Kansas City. This year Dave and Becky Gasser will be speaking on hospital design.

Friday and Saturday August 26th and 27th, 2022
Kansas City Convention Center

The Fetch dvm360 Conference is happening again in Kansas City and BDA Architecture will be present along with other industry professionals for sessions on veterinary hospital design.

BDA Architect Dave Gasser and Director of Design Becky Gasser will be discussing the ins and outs of what goes into a veterinary hospital project, and how to make your building project a successful one.

BDA’s Fetch dvm360 speaking schedule:

Friday, August 26th, 2022

  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM CT: What a Building Project Really Costs?
    Speakers: Dave Gasser with Brei Silvia from Live Oak Bank
    Location: Room 3501 C
    So you want to start or improve a veterinary practice, but how do you determine what it may cost to meet your needs? Also, what kind of budget will your practice support? This session will help walk you thru setting up a budget, based on both your desires and your revenue, and look at all the costs that should be considered within that budget.

  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CT: Veterinary Hospital Design 101
    Speaker: Becky Gasser
    Location: Room 3501 C
    Not everyone gets the opportunity to build their own hospital. So, going in with a basic understanding of the process and the key elements that are intrinsic to any good veterinary hospital design, will be invaluable to helping you build the hospital you envision.

  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CT: The Best of the Best
    Speakers: Becky and Dave Gasser with Heather E. Lewis and Vicki J. Pollard from Animal Arts
    Location: Room 3501 C
    How does a good hospital design become a great hospital design? In this talk, our veterinary architects will present the innovative design ideas that wowed them from previous dvm360 Hospital Design winners and look at what it took to go from good to great.

Saturday, August 27th, 2022

  • 10:25 AM – 10:45 AM CT: Fear Free Exam Room Design
    Speaker: Becky Gasser
    Location: Fear Free Pets' Booth #837
    This mini talk by Fear Free Certified Professional Becky Gasser will discuss design considerations that can be made to create a fear free environment within a veterinary exam room.

  • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM CT: Materials, Finishes and Furnishings
    Speaker: Becky Gasser
    Location: Room 3501 C
    Few buildings get as much rough and tough use as a veterinary hospital. In this talk we’ll discuss the best materials, finishes, and furnishings to not only withstand daily contact with paws, claws, and fur but that will look great and help you communicate your brand and practice style to your clients.

  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CT: What You Need to Know Before, During and After Construction
    Speaker: Dave Gasser
    Location: Room 3501 C
    The construction of your project is an exciting time, when your vision actually comes to life, but it can also be challenging. This session will provide you with a solid foundation to navigate this process with confidence, from understanding the basics of the building process to establishing clear lines of communication and ensuring that each step meets your expectations.

This is a great opportunity to learn from the experts about veterinary hospital design.

To register, visit the Fetch dvm360 website.