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Dr. Shelley Michalk
Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Shelley Michalk has always loved animals, nature, and the outdoors; she’s also a scientist at heart. For her, veterinary medicine was the perfect way for her to satisfy her scientific cravings while spending time around the earth’s creatures on a daily basis—she simply can’t imagine doing anything else! Dr. Michalk is the proud owner and lead veterinarian here at Coit Hedgcoxe Animal Hospital.

Dr. Michalk is originally from San Marcos, Texas, and she attended Texas Tech University to earn her undergraduate degree before gaining early acceptance to Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating as a licensed veterinarian, Dr. Michalk returned home to San Marcos and began working at the very same veterinary clinic that took care of her own family pets while she was growing up.

In August of 2003, Dr. Michalk and her family made the move to Dallas and she signed on as an Associate Veterinarian with Coit Hedgcoxe Animal Hospital. She’s been a member of the practice family ever since! Dr. Michalk loves the relationships she’s formed over the years with her patients and clients; she’s known many pets under her care since they were only tiny puppies and kittens.

Away from the office, Dr. Michalk can be found working in her yard, relaxing at the beach, running—she still holds an unbeaten track-and-field record at Texas Tech University!—and spending time with her own pets at home. She has a Blue Heeler, Gypsy, who comes to work with Dr. Michalk every day, as well as several of Gypsy’s puppies and multiple rescued cats.
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    • Kathy Clements NicholsonKathy Clements Nicholson

      I’m so thankful for all the staff. Tomorrow Chad is coming to my car to get Pig for his kennel cough and ears cleaned. My visa is on file so during this time of coronavirus I don’t put myself or anyone else at risk. Thank you staff.

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    • Antonia GardnerAntonia Gardner

      awesome staff, so compassionate and true animal lovers. Dr. Michalk is amazing best Vet ever, Chad her Vet tech is absolutely fabulous!!!

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    • Kari ThompsonKari Thompson

      Shelley Michalk D.V.M. and her staff are AMAZING! I drive all the way from Denton TX. to bring my dogs here. The staff is pleasant and extremely knowledgeable, and my dogs are well taken care of. Thanks for being awesome!

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    • Pam HughesPam Hughes

      My dogs and cats don’t go anywhere else but to see Dr Michalk. It’s been over 20 years now and I seriously feel as though we’re all family. Shawna once said about Chad, “he doesn’t speak people. Only animal.” That’s how I feel about the whole staff

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    • Andrea FreyderAndrea Freyder

      Been bringing our pets here for years. It is wonderful

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    • Jenny H.Jenny H.

      Dr. Michalk is the best. We've been bringing our dogs to her for years and are continually impressed with her kind approach, thoroughness and... Read More

    • Ariana CampAriana Camp

      My boxer got really sick over the weekend. I was worried to take her to the vet because of the corona virus. I called and made an appointment.
      The vet technician came out to my car. She was wearing, scrubs, gloves and a mask. The tech took my dog in to see Dr. Shelly.
      After an examination Dr Shelly called me in my car and prescribed some meds. My boxer is already feeling better.
      Thank you Dr Shelly!

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