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Veterinary Specialists Scotland, Edinburgh

VSS is located on the outskirts of Edinburgh close to excellent road networks, in what was previously a three storey head-quarters office building.

JDDK Architects worked with the new veterinary team to develop proposals for the fit out of part of the building into a veterinary referral hospital.

All of the ground floor and part of the first floor has now been converted into the new facility, with options for future expansion into the upper floors.

The hospital incorporates five dog consult rooms and a separated cat consultation room. Dog and cat wards are supplemented by dedicated isolation kennels and an ICU. Two operating theatres, associated prep areas and medical spaces are grouped together, whilst a diagnostic and imaging zone is located in a quieter area of the building and is designed to provide access to a visiting MRI truck.

Colleague facilities are split across two floors and include a welfare room that is in the quietest corner of the building and takes advantage of views over the landscaped grounds.