About Riverside animal clinic

Mchenry, Illinois

Riverside Animal Clinic has been operating since 1982, when Dr. Khader Shakir opened the practice in one small section of the current building.  Dr. Shakir quickly won many fans and grew the clinic to encompass the entire building at 2904 West Route 120.  Dr. Shakir decided to retire in 2010 and sold Riverside Animal Clinic to Jim Carlson, DVM CVA CVTP.   Dr. Carlson began expanding the clinic’s services to include laser surgery, cold laser, senior pet care, spa services, acupuncture, herbal treatments, TuiNa, natural food therapy and custom holistic testing. Our list of treatments and holistic wellness offerings is always growing!

The clinic is located on the west side of McHenry, Illinois at the corner of 31 & 120 in McHenry. The interior of our building has undergone recent refreshing and we plan to improve the quality of the seating for your comfort and develop an additional quiet space within the building for certain appointments that require more time or care.


Our office has now converted to a paperless veterinary practice management system that is in keeping with our core beliefs of reducing our global footprint through the reduction of paper, ink and electrical use.

We look forward to serving the McHenry community and surrounding areas for many years to come.