Khadir Shakir, DVM
Dr. Shakir Graduated from Madras veterinary college, Madras University in 1973. He was briefly posted at a Poultry farm but then posted as an extension veterinarian at an Artificial Insemination Center. Some of the job requirements were the collection of semen, quality of semen, as well as performing A.I. on fertile cows to then follow up with a check for pregnancy.
He emigrated to Chicago in September 1975. He was in the US Army active service Veterinary Corps, Kansas (Ft Leavenworth) from 1976-1980, and from 1980-1986 he was US Army, Reserve Veterinary Corps, Chicago. (Ft Sheridan). Dr. Shakir obtained his ECFVG Certificate from AVMA 1984-1985. He has licenses to practice veterinary medicine in both Illinois and Florida. Dr. Shakir started a veterinary clinic from scratch in 1988 and named it “Riverside Animal Clinic” in Mchenry IL. He expanded into a full fledge Animal Hospital in only 5 years, with the addition of two doctors, he became a successful practice in McHenry County.
While taking care of full-service clients, he also provided services for animal shelter organizations in both McHenry and Lake Counties. Other services he provided were to Cary City and surrounding city police department dogs, Rehab dogs, as well as caring for local nursing homes. Dr. Shakir was one of the initiators and partners of the local Emergency Veterinary Hospital in McHenry County. He then moved on with his career and became a partner with Dr. Rana Hafeez and later Dr. Ali Raza Naqvi for Melrose Park Animal Hospital. He rebuilt and ran the AHMP for 3 years, he trained a new graduate to become a full-fledged veterinarian. Dr. Shakir currently works as a relief Veterinarian at the Melrose Park Animal Hospital.