Doctor Velkov


2003 Graduated Tracian University of Veterinary Medicine in Bulgaria

"What did the cat say when he lost all his money? I'm Paw!"


2003-2005 Worked at Provet Clinic in surgery department in Plovdiv,Bulgaria

2006-2015 Coyne Veterinary Services-exlusively orthopedic surgical procedure

2016 and present VCA Forest South and Chicagoland VCA Hospitals locations orthopedic surgeries


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Dr. "Nick" Velkov

Dr. Velkov, or Dr. Nick as I like to be called, I'm from the town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (know where that is? we'll save that story for another time),currently married of nine years with two beautiful children.

Like every health care professional: There's an "OATH";

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence".

My area of expertise: abdominal, thoracic and orthopedic surgery, endoscopy and ultrasonography.


Surgical Laser Application Joint Stabilizations Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Small Animal Fracture Repaires Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Total Hip Replacement-Helica System Advanced Small Animal Fracture Management Orthopedic services that Velvet can provide include among others: Extracapsular lateral suture approach for CCL repair TTA/ Tibial Tuberosity Advancement/ Certified KYON TTA Surgeon Intramedullary Pinning/Cerclage for simple fracture repair Advanced Titanium Plating/ALPS System for Advanced Fracture Repair/ Certified KYON ALPS Surgeon Femoral Head Ostectomy/FHO Amputation Velvet is a traveling veterinary surgical service serving the Greater Chicago area with full licensure in Illinois.

with Special Thanks to KYON

© 2018, Velkov