With spacious kennels, a client-friendly lobby, and treatment areas for dogs and cats on opposite sides of the facility, Big Springs Veterinary Hospital’s new office promises to be a comfortable destination for pets and their owners. Hickory Construction – a leading Alcoa-based general contractor – broke ground on the project Tuesday, May 15.
Located at 820 Ross Dr., in Maryville, TN, the new Big Springs Veterinary Hospital will replace the vet’s current office. The new facility is just steps from Big Springs’ current location.
“The owners, Dr. Carrie Talley and Dr. Deanna Walker, contacted us after receiving recommendations from past clients,” says Chris Duncan, Vice President of Hickory’s Commercial Operations. “They expressed their desire to build a new facility in a design-build fashion. When we started the conversation, they had two different lots in mind and asked us to provide input. We walked the lots together and landed on the property we both felt suited their needs.”
Walker and Talley selected Stuart H. Anderson, AIA, LEED AP of George Armour Ewart Architect as the project architect, who worked with Hickory to deliver a modern design that met the Dr.’s requirements and budget.
At 4,382 square feet, the new facility is designed with its patients in mind. Furry guests and their owners will be greeted by a spacious reception area before being treated in one of four exam rooms (two for dogs and two for cats). Other building features include a dog wash area, an X-ray room, a surgery room, a treatment area and lab, several storage areas, and office space for human occupants. Boarding patients are treated to separate cozy facilities.
“The kennels themselves are a neat feature,” says Project Manager John Knight. “There are 11 individual pens with a nice epoxy floor coating. The entire area is adjacent to a large open space where the dogs can go on walks.”
The new facility is scheduled to be completed before Christmas of 2018