At first glance, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, N.J., seems like an intimidating behemoth of a building. Look inside, though, and you'll find an efficient layout and a helpful staff ready to provide top-notch care for pets.
A few roadblocks and one near-catastrophe stood between Dr. Mark Honaker and his dream practice. But persistence paid off, and Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va., functions as his home away from home.
Only in New York City can you find a former reggae club converted into a veterinary practice in the center of a trendy, bustling art district. West Chelsea Veterinary used modern design and an efficient floorplan to capture a 2009 merit award.