Dr.Christopher G. ShirkeyD.V.M.
Dr. Shirkey received his Bachelor's of Science degree from North Central College in 1997. He received his Master's of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in 1999. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 2003. His animals include: Four dogs: Moose, Decker, Gopher & Olive (2 of which were rescues), Four cats: L.B., J.J., Minion & Nimbus (all rescued), numerous fish...but his 10 year old Plecostomus is by far his most distinguished. In his spare time Dr. Shirkey enjoys running, participated in races and fossil collecting.
I enjoy seeing all of the patients and giving them the proper care they need to be healthy and happy throughout their lives.
Heather ShirkeyPractice Manager
Heather has been the Office Manager since the doors opened at Shirkey Veterinary Clinic in 2008. She has studied at Western Illinois University and Parkland College. Heather and Dr. Shirkey have 2 children and all of the above pets! Throughout the years the entire family has helped with several strays, from adults to 2 week old kittens. It is a passion to bring them along their journey and then get them to their forever homes. In her spare time Heather enjoys being co-leader of her church senior high youth group, being a Sunday School teacher, spending time with her family and reading.
'Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.' - Al Capone