Communal Cat Rooms

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Interested in the ins and outs of creating a successful communal cat room for your shelter?

Check out this in-depth guide just published on the ASPCA Professional website.  It covers everything from how to choose the cats to house in your group room to protocols for cleaning, providing enrichment, and cat capacities.

Animal Arts had a great time collaborating on this material with the folks at CRIJO Pet Products.

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Groundbreaking!

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Congratulations to AVC Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre on the groundbreaking for their brand new hospital today on the site of their new location at 2303 Alberta Street in Vancouver.

Plans for the new centre include an expanded emergency department, specialty services, MRI, CT scan, digital radiography, ultrasound, an oncology ward, multiple surgical suites, a blood bank, and an intensive care unit.

To read more about the practice and today’s event, check out the AVC website.

Best of luck as you move forward into construction on your new facility!

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Congratulations Tails of Terra Linda Pet Resort

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Still under construction in this photo, Tails of Terra Linda Pet Resort will have their Grand Opening on Monday, April 20. The new pet resort, an adjunct to the Terra Linda Veterinary Hospital, will provide doggie daycare, dog and cat boarding, grooming and training services.

Congratulations to Dr. Davis and everyone at Terra Linda!

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Congratulations Coral Springs Animal Hospital!

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Congratulations Coral Springs Animal Hospital, winner of the 2015 American Animal Hospital Association-Accredited Practice of the Year Award in the referral practice category.

This is the second award for the practice since they moved into this former gym that Animal Arts helped them redesign into a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.  In 2012 Coral Springs won a Merit Award from the Veterinary Economic’s Hospital Design Competition.

Read more about this latest award from AAHA here.

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Congratulations Adobe Animal Hospital – South Bay

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Congratulations to the doctors and staff at Adobe Animal Hospital on the opening of your new South Bay facility in Los Gatos.

As always, it was our pleasure to help you make this newest expansion of your practice a reality.

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Congratulations Dubai Kennels and Cattery!

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Congratulations to Dubai Kennels and Cattery on the opening of their new veterinary clinic in Motor City, Dubai.

It’s been our pleasure to work with you on the clinic.  We look forward to being a part of your future projects.

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Designing Cat Cafes

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What’s a cat cafe you ask? Why it’s the purrfect place to grab a cup of coffee and find a new cat to adopt.

Cat cafes are opening across the country and this article from Fast Company describes the most important elements for designing a space where both cats and humans will be comfortable enough to have the best possible adoption experience.

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