Dr. "Nick" Velkov


Graduated 2002 Thrace University, Bulgaria. Master Degree of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Velkov, or Dr. Nick as I like to be called, I'm from the historical old town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (Know where that is? We'll save that story for another time), currently married seventeen years with two beautiful children. Fully licensed in Illinois and Indiana, with 16 years of experience in critical care, general practice and emergency. Utilizing top quality Titanium Kyon Swiss Implants for TTA as a best treatment for Cranial Cruciate Ligament repair /KYON Certified Surgeon/. Member of American Veterinary Medical Association and holds private practice insurance.

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 and orthopedic surgery, ultrasound
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  • 2003-2005

    Worked at Provet Clinic surgery department in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Leading Veterinary Company, owner of multiple hospitals in my home town helped me start with high excellence of care for pets. Wide caseload and variety of surgical procedures in orthopedics was a solid base in beginner stage of my carrier.
  • 2006-2015

    Coyne Veterinary Services exclusively soft and orthopedic surgical procedures. During my employment at one of the largest veterinary company in Chicago and Suburbs, owner of multiple state of art facilities equipped with latest diagnostic, surgical and imaging systems my experience in patient treatment reached level of confidence every veterinary surgeon need.
  • 2016 and present

    VCA Forest South Animal Hospital and Chicago land VCA Hospital locations on-call soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Veterinary Centers of America owns of more than 600 veterinary hospitals in United States and Canada.


BasketBall (Go Bulls!)
Cooking and collecting wine bottles from around the world.


Surgical Laser Application in Joint Stabilizations, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement, Small Animal Fracture Repaires, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, Total Hip Replacement-Helica System, Advanced Small Animal Fracture Management, ThightRope Arthex, Lateral Fabella-Tibia Suture Stabilization. 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 LC-DCP Plating,Locking Plates Systems, Femoral Head Ostectomy/FHO,Medial or Lateral Patellar Luxations, Amputations. VelVet is a traveling veterinary surgical service serving the Greater Chicago area with full licensure and insurance in Illinois and Indiana.