Oklahoma State University Gaylord Veterinary Equine Critical Care
GH2 Architects designed a new critical care wing addition to the existing Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The new wing fulfills a much-needed service to horses and foals requiring intensive medical and neonatal care. There are approximately 1,600 in-hospital critical care cases each year at the OSU hospital that are currently are housed with the general equine population. The lack of a centralized, dedicated unit presented veterinarians and staff with many challenges in the care for critically ill horses and foals. These equine patients should be isolated, because their resistance to infectious diseases is greatly compromised.
GH2 designed a new centralized unit, which addresses all the technical and mechanical difficulties inherit in their current arrangement. The facility design includes standard and specialty stalls dependent on the condition of the horses, treatment areas, nurse’s station, conference room, storage rooms and large central aisles with natural daylighting.