Paragon takes double win at BVHA Design Awards

We’re delighted to report we have lifted two prestigious industry prizes.

We were the overall winner of the 2019 British Veterinary Hospital Association (BVHA) Design Awards, an annual event held to reward excellence in veterinary practice and design.

We also picked up the top prize in the Conversion category, awarded to practices which have made use of buildings previously used for other purposes.

Our £5 million centre, based at Paragon Business Village, was launched in February 2018 after an 18-month construction and fit-out process.

Our managing director Ian Monteith said he was delighted with the awards, which recognises the highest standards of excellence in design, build, equipment, maintenance and management of veterinary hospitals.

He said: “Every year, the BVHA seeks out and rewards the very best veterinary hospitals across the UK and we are delighted the high standards we set here at Paragon have been recognised.

“This is a terrific compliment to the very careful planning that went into designing the building and equipping it with the very latest equipment and technology.”

In their report, the RCVS assessor said: “The premises are spectacular in design and appearance, creating an immediate impression of clinical excellence and quality patient care to both clients and visiting clinicians.

“The quality of the clinical work being undertaken was easy to see. There was a very positive attitude to training and induction routines, as well as mental health and team welfare.”

The awards were handed out at a ceremony at Broadway House, London, on December 6.