Friday, September 5, 2008

City Veterinary Hospital

Smokey had a benign growth removed from his elbow and is fine, but the anesthetic left him a bit droopy for awhile.

Built in 1942 in an art deco style, this veterinary clinic was designed by Joseph R. Koberling, Jr. It is a one-story, buff brick building with rounded streamline corners, and large, full curved glass block windows. It has a flat roof with a banded parapet and a curved, smooth metal-faced canopy above the entrance. The interior features a lobby, several examining rooms, an operating theater and boarding facilities, all with terrazzo floors. It is still in use as an upscale vet clinic. I took Smokey there for some minor surgery this morning.