VCA Chicago North Animal Hospital

Roxanne Nelson, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Roxanne Nelson, DVM is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where she received both her bachelor's of science and DVM degrees. She moved to Chicago in 2007 and has been practicing at VCA Chicago North since that time. Dr. Nelson enjoys all surgical cases and loves the challenges of dermatology. In her spare time, Dr. Nelson cares for her furry friends including 1 Keeshond dog and 4 cats and one tiny human. She also enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter and can be found doing just about anything outdoors in the wonderful Midwest summertime.


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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.