In addition to preventive pet care, sick and injured care, dentistry, laparoscopic and general surgery, we also offer acupuncture and herbal therapy.
Dr. Danylo Butenko was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. Thanks to his parents’ love for animals, he grew up around pets. As a young person, Dr. Butenko read many books about animals, especially ones that exemplified the human - animal bond. He shared strong bonds with his pets, and at a tender age he experienced a tragic loss of one of his beloved companions. Although he did not know it at the time, this was the catalyst for his dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Butenko earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a concentration in neuro-psychology from Westminster College. He graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and in 2011 became a certified veterinary acupuncturist. He belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Butenko incorporates traditional Chinese veterinary medicine with western veterinary medicine. This includes using acupuncture and herbal therapy alongside conventional medicines. Dr. Butenko enjoys visiting classrooms and talking to students about veterinary medicine. He also appeared on an international news program to explain how to bring pets to the U.S. from Ukraine.
Shortly after completing veterinary school, Dr. Butenko moved to Chicago. He lives in the Ukrainian Village with his wife and two children. Dr. Butenko is fluent in both English and Ukrainian. His family has strong ties to the neighborhood and it has always been his dream to be able to serve the community that means so much to his family.