MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- An animal health company is expanding its operations to the Manhattan area.
At a press conference Friday afternoon at the K-State Research Park, Midwest Veterinary Services (MVS) announced that it is building a Veterinary and Biomedical Research Center in Pottawatomie County. Local and state officials were on hand for the announcement.
Over the next few years, the Nebraska-based company expects to create 18 new positions with an average salary of $65,000 over the next few years and approximately $10,000,000 in new capital investment in Kansas.
MVS will partner with Kansas State University’s veterinary college in research efforts.
“Our company helps the animal health manufacturers so companies that make animal health products and vaccines for food animals to bring those products to the market to help prove and help determine that products are both safe and effective,” said Dr. Kelly Lechtenberg, with the Veterinary & Biomedical Research Center. Lechtenberg is a K-State alum.
MVS is constructing their 20,000 square foot facility in the Green Valley Business Park in Blue Township along the Highway 24 corridor.
Construction is expected to be finished in July.