GATES Construction has completed the new Glass Animal Hospital and Smith Animal Commissary at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.
The one-story, 9,144-square-foot building was funded through the support of lead donors Tanya and Denny Glass, Vickie and David Smith and many other donors.
The hospital features a full surgical suite, hospitalization and treatment rooms, hospitalization holding areas, diagnostic lab, examination room, pharmacy, commissary, and administrative rooms.
The $4.4 million animal hospital will fully address the Zoo’s veterinary needs and provide space to potentially care for injured or abandoned Florida panthers in collaboration with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The hospital will also be utilized for shelter for over 100 animals in the event of a hurricane.
Design services were provided by Architects Unlimited.