Your place of business is the essence of your brand. Creating the right atmosphere for a veterinarian practice is crucial for your animal clients and their owners. It sets the tone of how you want your practice to be seen and what services you will offer to your clients.

When deciding on a builder that you are going to partner with to renovate your existing practice or begin new construction, there are a few things you are going to want to consider.

  1. Do they have experience in renovating or designing and constructing vet clinics?
  2. What is the contractor’s process?
  3. What is the quality of their work?


Designing and constructing a veterinarian clinic is unique. On paper, the building code is similar to that of a regular office building, but most fall between a cross between a healthcare facility and an office building. Working with a firm with prior experience in vet clinic design and construction will save you money. Understanding the balance between office space, medical equipment needs, high traction surfaces that can be easily cleaned, and an atmosphere that is both inviting and lowers anxiety can be challenging if you have not executed it before. For instance, knowing that the clinic’s exterior determines the clinic’s flow is just one aspect to consider. Understanding the need for limiting sound or utilizing easily cleaned surfaces would be a few more. Finding an experienced builder to partner is in your best interest. Your project does not need to be anyone’s learning curve.

Ideally, you want to work with a contractor, like Riken Construction, that has completed several local clinics in your area that you can see first-hand. We suggest asking questions of the construction firm upfront before signing a contract. Also, talk with previous clients and ask about the construction process and what their experience was like.

Here are a few sample questions to ask of the firm or previous client:

Construction Firm Questions

  • How many vet clinics have you been contracted to work on?
  • How much experience has the firm had with the town or city you are establishing your practice or renovating?
  • Do you use sub-contractors?
    • What due diligence do you do when choosing your sub-contractors?

Previous Client Questions

  • How was the communication on the project?
  • Did the construction firm have any issues with deadlines and specific timelines (permits, leases, subcontractors)?
  • What do you wish you would have done but did not?
  • Did the firm come in on budget?


At Riken Construction and Design LLC, we strive to provide our clients with high quality construction and consulting services at fair and market-competitive rates. The satisfaction of our clients ensures the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business. We strictly adhere to set timelines, pay attention to the most minor details, and always portray a service-minded attitude. Our goal is always to maintain the highest level of professionalism, integrity, honesty, and fairness in our relationships with our suppliers, professional associates, and clients.

Some of our recent Vet Clinic projects are located in Altamonte Springs, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, and Tampa, Florida.

New Smyrna Beach Vet Clinic



Ormond Beach Newman Vet Clinic



Tampa Vet Clinic

Daytona Beach Newman Vet Clinic

Altamonte Springs – Sheeler Road

Designing a clinic requires precision, and the functionality is based on the details. Working with the right professional contractor and architect will ensure that your space is designed to meet your needs, and the needs of all beloved pets!

To learn more about renovating or building a new-build vet clinic, click here to contact us today.




Riken Construction and Design, LLC. provides our clients with the highest level of quality construction and consulting services at fair and market-competitive rates. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of the construction team. To fulfill our goal, we treat all employees fairly and involve them in the quality improvement process to insure responsiveness and cost-effective work practices. Our clients count on our dependability, our drive, and our integrity. We take great pride in our accomplishments and build on them every day. To learn more about Riken Construction, call us at 321.363.4904 or email [email protected].