The Only Emergency Vet in the QC Is Cutting Back Hours
It's the nightmare all pet parents have: where are we going to take our pet if something were to happen to him or her?
The Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities is in Bettendorf. According to WHBF, it's the only emergency animal clinic in the QC that provides after-hours care.
The clinic announced on their Facebook page that effective August 16th, they will be closing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays because they don't have enough support staff.
The closest options for pets in need of emergency care on the days and times that AEC is closed and their vets' offices are not open will now be in Cedar Rapids, Peoria, or Des Moines.
In reaction to the news, people want to help the clinic out and several have asked about working at AEC.
After the new hours take effect, they will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but open from 12:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays 5:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m., Fridays 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., and 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. They're also open on holidays.
AEC said in a Facebook comment that the closure dates were selected based on staff availability and the history of caseload. You can keep up with the Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities' latest updates on their Facebook page.
Scary emergencies involving our pets is a really terrifying thought but if you need to find them, Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities is located at 2810 State Street in Bettendorf. You can reach them at 563-344-9599.