Practice Management

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(PM15) Maximize Odor & Noise Control

Thursday, March 8
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
MBCC, Breakers E, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

Offensive sounds and odors are an unfortunate result of normal hospital and boarding activities. In many older hospitals these odious by-products became an unfortunate fact of life to be tolerated. In today’s state-of-the-art hospitals this is not the case. Barking noise and unpleasant odors must be eliminated or mitigated. Clients expect and appreciate it; you and your staff deserve it. Sound and odor control is not an option, its mandatory. Whether building a new facility or renovating an existing hospital attendees will come away from this presentation with a strategy for dealing with noise and odor issues.

Daniel D. Chapel

President
Chapel Associates Architects, Inc.

Dan Chapel is the president of Chapel Associates Architects located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Chapel Associates is a nationally recognized firm specializing in animal facility design. Practical, award-winning designs are the hallmark of this 40-year-old firm. Chapel Associates has participated in the design over 825 veterinary hospitals, boarding kennels and animal shelters. Past projects include two Veterinary Economics Magazine "Hospitals of the Year" and many "Designs of Merit" winners.

Dan Chapel is a nationally recognized expert in the field of veterinary architecture. Dan has served as a featured speaker on topics of animal facility design at all major veterinary conferences including the American Animal Hospital Association, Central Veterinary Conference, North American Veterinary Conference, and Western Veterinary Conference. Additionally Dan has spoken at every Veterinary Economics "Hospital Design Conference" since 1981.

He has authored or contributed information relating to hospital design for many veterinary related books and publications. Mr. Chapel has served on the Editorial Board of Veterinary Economics Magazine (now called Vetted) from 1985 to 2016.

Dan has been a corporate member of the American Institute of Architects since 1976 and is licensed to practice architecture in many states. Additionally, he is nationally certified as a licensed architect by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Dan and his wife, Shelly, have one son, Tristan. The family resides in Little Rock. Dan is also a veteran, attaining the rank of Major. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, with decorated active service in both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars.

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