Algonquin College Animal Health Care Facility

Project Description

A new 1,000 m², single storey college teaching facility to house the Veterinary Technology Program. The challenge with this relatively small facility was to incorporate five (5) major program requirements into one fully operational veterinary teaching building.

These include:

  • Animal holding area (approx. 115 m2) designed to meet Canadian Council of Animal Care environmental standards.
  • Animal Treatment Area (approx. 180 m2) including fully operational surgical suite, dental suite, x-ray & development suite, analysis lab and recovery area, all designed in accordance with CSA medical design guidelines.
  • Laboratory classroom (approx. 185 m2) for 60 students c/w a large animal stall.
  • Fully functional veterinary clinic (approx. 85 m2) open to the public.
  • Faculty offices, student lounge, student locker and change facilities (approx. 285 m2).

Sustainable features of the building include site location and proximity to public transportation, low flow faucets with automatic shut-off in public washrooms, energy recovery systems and high IAQ performance.

Key features include 100% make-up air with energy recovery for the animal holding area ventilation system; energy recovery for the animal treatment ventilation system; demand control ventilation for all other areas of the facility; high efficiency domestic hot water system; and flushing rim floor drains in animal holding and the large animal stall to allow animal waste to be treated as part of the sanitary system as opposed to being sent to landfill untreated as is commonly done with these facilities.

Project Details

  • Owner: Algonquin College
  • Project Location:Ottawa, ON
  • Construction Completion:2006
  • Building Type:College Teaching Facility
  • Project Type:Design-Bid-Build – New Construction
  • Construction Value:$850K (M&E)