UT Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Hospital

Cope Architecture provided architectural design and construction administration services for the Small Animal Hospital. The addition provides much needed space and amenities to the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital for the examination and treatment of small animals. The project required intensive interaction with the owner and staff in determining the most advantageous system to add and renovate a facility that was to remain functional throughout the construction phase. It required close attention to existing systems and site conditions to allow for expansion and minimal disruption of medical systems that remained functional. The new spaces are centered on Avian/Zoological Medicine, Physical Therapy, Chemotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, and Infectious Disease Isolation. The building has a new cancer treatment ward and a separate avian and zoological area for more exotic species. Included are a state-of-the-art linear accelerator vault for high-quality imaging, a radiation oncology department with high dose iodine and low dose iridium shielded treatment rooms, a built-in aqua-therapy pool, treadmills and a physical therapy area, as well as additional support areas. The second floor includes additional classrooms and offices.