Alameda East Veterinary Hospital was founded and built in 1971 by Dr. Robert Taylor, DVM/MS to care for the animals in the Denver Metro area of Colorado. Located on the east side of the city, Alameda East was the location for the filming of a popular TV show called Emergency Vets that first aired in 1998 on Animal Planet.

In 2003, a new hospital was constructed adjacent to the original building to further grow the plethora of services they offered. The original building was then renovated into an animal boarding, daycare, and rehabilitation facility. In 2019, Veterinary Centers of America, the current owner, decided to renovate the boarding and rehab facility back into a hospital for the sole function of serving the primary care needs of its community. Now the campus of VCA Alameda East boasts over 32,000 square feet of veterinary space.

The renovation started by removing the large rehab pools, as well as a large structural wall in the center of the building to provide an open and airy lobby space and 11 exam rooms. The overhaul of the remaining boarding and daycare spaces included the addition of dentistry, animal housing, two operatories and an exotics ward. The interior color palette was chosen to encourage a low-stress environment for the animals, and clients and staff.

Project Name

Alameda East Veterinary Hospital – Primary Care


Denver, Colorado


10,290 Square Feet

What We Did

Full Architecture & Design