A22. University Veterinary Specialists


Client: University Veterinary Specialists

Architecture Firm: qkArchitecture

Contractor: Bear Construction

Engineers: AWK consulting Engineers, Inc.; Taylor Structural Engineers, Inc.; A&F Engineering

Photographer: Luke Mawhinney

With projections of over 350,000 pets in the South Hills of Pittsburgh without a 24-hour emergency hospital, our solution was to repurpose a blighted commercial building into a new state-of-the art three suite operating animal hospital. With an efficient floor plan that minimizes the critical time between arrival, triage, preparation, and surgery, carefully selected fear-free finishes, and integration of high-tech equipment, UVS is successfully treating thousands of pets and wildlife in the Pittsburgh region.