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One Tail at a Time Ellis Veterinary Clinic

CLIENT

One Tail at a Time

ADDRESS

635 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

PROJECT OVERVIEW

New veterinary clinic in an existing dog boarding facility

PROJECT SIZE

2,774 SF

COMPLETION DATE

2020

ARCHITECT

I N T E R F O R M Architecture + Design

ENGINEER

RTM Engineering Consultants

ARCHITECT

I N T E R F O R M Architecture + Design

ENGINEER

RTM Engineering Consultants
One Tail at a Time Ellis Veterinary Clinic

One Tail at a Time is a Chicago-based no-kill animal rescue that supports under-resourced animal shelters and pet families. With a progressive dog adoption program, One Tail at a Time rescues hundreds of animals each year from local and Southern shelters by rehabilitating, fostering, and finding adopters for each dog.

As part of the OTAT Cooperative capital campaign, Helios was contracted to renovate an existing dog boarding space to create a new in-house veterinary clinic. The opening of this fully staffed veterinary clinic is intended to reduce the cost of care and length of stay for animals taken in by the rescue. Work included complete replacement of electrical wiring, HVAC equipment, and piping. We installed new carpentry and cabinetry throughout the building, and local artists painted custom indoor and outdoor murals.

Please visit https://www.onetail.org/ to learn more about One Tail At a Time’s mission.

Key Features

  New spay/neuter surgical room and separate wing for ISO (isolation) dogs

  New treatment room, exam rooms, and intake area

  Updated lobby, meet-and-greet room, and outdoor play yard

  Kitten nursery and private areas for moms/puppies to recover from labor

  New epoxy flooring New drop ceilings

  Murals painted by local artists