Working with architect Krech O’Brien Mueller & Associates, Inc., this first-time client needed to relocate from a strip mall that was scheduled for demolition. The 8,700-square-foot new construction was completed on a tight time schedule in 2010.

Our Approach
The new site needed soil correction, and the neighbors in an adjacent condominium community were concerned about noise from the clinic’s emergency generator. Using a team approach, we confirmed through the city that the generator would not exceed noise ordinances and we made it more attractive to neighbors by painting a mural on it. We also built fencing to screen the driveway as well as outdoor pet areas.

One of the most unique aspects of the project was a state-of-the-art suite for treating cats with hyperthyroidism, which included lead-filled walls to protect against the treatment’s radioactivity, unique cat quarters for overnight stays, webcams so pet owners could check on their pets 24/7, and a lab for administering and monitoring the I-131 treatments.

After we delivered the project and ensured that it blended well with the surrounding residential setting, the client was so happy with the results that we were hired to build a second location in St. Paul.

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