The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has transformed how students learn with the addition of the Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic. The new building was designed to enhance veterinary care accessibility by incorporating a Primary Care Clinic that integrates a community practice environment. This is intended to enhance veterinary students’ clinical training in all four years of the curriculum. The new program is dedicated to training students to manage patients across the entire spectrum of care, emphasizing the importance of offering clients diagnostic and treatment options across the socioeconomic spectrum.
Wellogy was the architect of record for the new two-story, 34,000 gsf building. Some unique design features include separate waiting areas for feline and canine clients so they do not interact, specialized exam rooms for behavioral clients with a dedicated entrance/exit separate from the main entrance, potential infectious clients (with separate entry), and a comfort exam room. The surgery suite consists of an induction room, pack/prep area, sterile core, single and double surgery rooms, and recovery area with a special dedicated student space directly off the treatment area with visibility to treatment areas.
The University is proud of its outreach efforts to the community and has included a garage bay to house the outreach vehicle and support and office spaces to assist with animals. In addition to the Spectrum of Care Clinic providing hands-on learning, there is a large conference room and active learning classroom for 80 students on the second floor.