Feb. 13, 2020 By Kristen Torres
A long-standing veterinary hospital is expanding its footprint with its newest location opening in Court Square next month.
The Veterinarians at Court Square, located at 27-19 44th Drive in Long Island City, is currently in its soft-opening phase and will officially begin taking clients on March 1.
It’s the third veterinary hospital to be opened by Keith Manning, who has been operating his Manhattan clinic on the Upper East Side since the mid-90s.
Manning, who owns a second clinic in Long Island City on Vernon Boulevard, said he decided to open a third practice in Court Square after multiple client requests.
“Court Square has really become its own neighborhood,” he said. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in that area and in our practice in Long Island City.”
“It got to the point where we needed to expand and couldn’t physically do it in LIC, so we went to the next closest place,” he added.
The Veterinarians at Court Square is a full-service veterinary hospital, meaning pet owners won’t have to go to additional speciality facilities to get treatments completed, such as ultrasounds and surgical procedures, according to Manning.
Some staff from the firm’s LIC location will also be transitioning to the Court Square hospital, so existing clients can expect to see familiar faces at the new center.
“We’re very, very excited to be new kids on the block and to be able to help all the pets of LIC for years to come,” he said.
The new hospital will be open seven days a week, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.