Dr. Canaan Shores grew up in Chandlerville, IL. His love of animals started early as he spent time on his grandfather’s farm, as well as keeping every type of furry, scaly, or slimy animal he could find as a pet. He was a Pre-Veterinary major at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He then attended the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies for one year. Transferring to the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine, he obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2011. Since graduating, he has worked in emergency medicine as well as general practice. In 2014 he became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. His other interests include internal medicine and soft-tissue surgery. He enjoys the pace of working in an urgent care setting, as well as the variety of cases that brings. More than anything else, he loves helping a beloved member of the family feel better!
Dr. Shores and his wife, Jackie, have 4 kids. They also share their home with two dogs, Gus and Gabbie. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, farming, and sharing deep conversations with friends over coffee.