A soothing atmosphere for pets and people

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists


Columbia River Veterinary Specialists (CRVS) was designed to be a bright and welcoming space that creates a soothing atmosphere for pets and people. This project included a major TI and renovation to the original 14,000 sf building that was originally constructed in 2005.

Key Stats


Vancouver, WA

Total Square Footage

14,000 SF

Completion Date



The team at LSW looked to the natural world for inspiration when it came to designing a fresh new home for Columbia River Veterinary Specialists. Through a mixture of earthy tones and textures, the building’s new program has a warm, inviting atmosphere that aims to ease tensions during visits, while delivering a best-in-class care facility. 

The completed program includes surgery rooms, standard exam and X-Ray rooms, a laboratory, oncology treatment area, an isolation ward, and a morgue. In addition, there is an open treatment area for informal check-ups or consultations, when appropriate.

The lobby includes comfortable lounge-like seating areas organized around a gas fireplace. The flooring is a combination of carpet in the offices and conference rooms, sheet vinyl in the surgery suites, and stained, polished concrete throughout the rest of the office. The CT and X-ray rooms have leaded gypsum wallboard walls to protect staff and people in the vicinity.

looking at the vet work area
Looking at the lab area of the Columbia River Vet Specialist.
Looking at a Imaging specialist and also a x ray machine
Looking at the dividing wall between labs