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Welcome to Shirkey Veterinary Clinic

Your Veterinarian in Coal City, IL
Call us at 815-634-2424

Please see below for updates regarding COVID-19

                                              We have 2 great and easy ways for you to get your pet medications.

 Visit our online store, shop for your pet's medications and have them shipped directly to you. Visit: https://shirkeyveterinaryclinic.vetsfirstchoice.com

or you can request your pets medications to be ready for pick up at:

We know you care deeply about the health of your pet, we do too! But at this time we are trying to stay compliant with local and state recommendations.  Like you, we're monitoring the latest news about the coronavirus.

Yes, we are open and will continue to be as long as we can. We want to take care of your pets.


Due to the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in the area we have changed the workflow of the practice. We are doing this in an effort to continue to provide quality medical care while keeping you and your family safe.

Please stay in your car and call (815) 634-2424 to let us know that you are here. We will check you in over the phone and speak to you directly about your pet's needs.  When we have an available room we will meet you at the front door to let you and your pet into the building.  Only one person will be allowed to come into the building during your visit. Thank you for your patience. We appreciate your understanding of this.

*We understand that extenuating circumstances will arise and we will work with you to accommodate these situations, with everyone's health and safety taking priority.


*Food & Medication Online: - Take advantage of our online store at: https://shirkeyveterinaryclini...

- or ask a staff member to email you a link right from the product in our store. You simply click and order - Delivered right to your door.


*Food & Medication Pick Up: - Please call ahead and allow 24-48 hours for us to prepare the product. You may be asked to pre-pay for your order over the phone at time of order.

-Call us when you arrive to the hospital parking lot and we will bring the medication out to you.

We appreciate your patience as we work together to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our community while still providing your pet with quality care.

Our clinic is cleaned multiple times throughout the day with sanitizing solutions used in high-touch, high-traffic areas. We also will be cleaning key areas throughout the day and our exam rooms are cleaned and chairs wiped off after every visit. We have hand sanitizer available in our waiting room, exam rooms, and restrooms.

Do not come to the clinic if you are ill with cold or flu-like symptoms, a cough, fever, etc.

Do not come to the clinic if you have been in close contact with someone has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

To limit the amount of contact, we ask that only one pet owner come to the visit.  We understand that a lot of you have kids at home but, please DO NOT bring them with you to your pet's visit.

Practice good hygiene and proper hand washing. Alternatively, hand sanitizers that contain >70% alcohol are very effective in killing the virus.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and put your tissue in the waste basket. Do not cough into your hands, as it’s an easy way to spread viral and bacterial illness.

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 815-634-2424!


If you live in Coal City or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Christopher Shirkey is a licensed IL veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Shirkey Veterinary Clinic is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Christopher Shirkey has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Coal City veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 815-634-2424 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Coal City veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Coal City pet owners.

At Shirkey Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Christopher Shirkey
Coal City Veterinarian | Shirkey Veterinary Clinic | 815-634-2424

135 South Broadway
Coal City, IL 60416

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  • Our Mission...and our promise

    'Our goal at Shirkey Veterinary Clinic is to provide quality care for our client's pets so they can have a healthy, happy, and rewarding life.  The staff of Shirkey Veterinary Clinic strives to work with our clients to offer the best possible care and treatment to our client's pets.  We consider all aspects of the care of our patients and always do what is best for the client and their pet.'


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  • "We really appreciate the excellent service we receive. The employees of Shirkey Veterinary Clinic are there to assist you and your pet with whatever your needs may be. They are truly invested in the well being of your pet and the quality of their life. Thank you, Shirkey Veterinary, for all you do."

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