VCA Bolingbrook Animal Hospital

Vicky Nelson, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Vicky Nelson joined our team in 2008.  She obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 2008. She completed her undergraduate and masters at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Nelson completed externships at the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society, Colorado State, University of Michigan, and University of Missouri. Dr. Nelson also volunteered with the Rural American Veterinarian Service through the Humane Society of the United States, the University of Illinois Wildlife Clinic, and Veterinary Student Outreach Program.

Dr. Nelson is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association.

She enjoys practicing preventative care for companion animals and has a special interest in dermatology and emergency medicine. She shares her home with Tyler (mixed breed dog), Kopi (cat #1), and Maggie (cat #2), her husband, and two young children. Dr. Nelson enjoys the outdoors, athletics, and spending time with her family.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, you may contact:

VCA Aurora at (630) 896-8541 - 2600 West Galena; Aurora

VCA Arboretum View at (630) 963-0424 - 2551 Warrenville Rd; Downers Grove