Spinal cord imaging would benefit from the SNR increase at ultra-high field, to depict small structures inside the cord. However, higher background field strengths also increase susceptibility-induced B0 field distortions, causing image distortions and signal dropouts. To improve field homogeneity, we here implement slice-wise first-order shimming in the cervical spinal cord at 7T. The slice-wise shim settings were calculated based on a B0 field map and a semi-automatically generated spinal cord mask. We demonstrate that the slice-wise shims can improve signal levels in a high-resolution anatomical multi-echo GRE sequence.