Our Veterinarians

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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    • 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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    • Karen LeeperKaren Leeper

      Thanks for always being there for any animal need. Could not find a better vet or folks to care for our furry family.

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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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    • Ryan W.Ryan W.

      Been coming here since I brought my (at the time) 2 month old basset hound home with me! Love Eric and Dr. Michalk to death! Read More

    • 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

    • 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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    • Sheila Ballew WhiteSheila Ballew White

      Been taking all of my dogs to CHAH throughout the years, since ‘99. Dr. Michalk and staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. Chad (Vet Tech) is wonderful with the animals, which gives a sense of comfort as a pet owner. I wouldn’t take my fur babies anywhere else. Thank y’all for giving my dogs the best of care the past 20+ years. I truly appreciate it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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