Danylo Butenko

Dr. Danylo Butenko

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

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.


Practice Manager

This is our practice manager, Daria. She was born and raised in Ukrainian Village in Chicago. Her family has called this neighborhood home since they came from Ukraine over 70 years ago. Daria taught elementary school for 20 years until she decided to switch careers to join her husband, Dr. Butenko, in his new practice. They have 2 children and an energetic rat terrier named Luna. Her dream dog would be an old English Sheepdog. In her spare time, Daria likes to read.



This is Katya, one of our technicians. Katya grew up in Ukraine, but moved to Poland where she worked as a technician for 2 years. Katya joined the UVVC team in March of 2023. She has a Yorkshire terrier named Nika and a cat named Batman. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and drawing. Katya loves the color pink!


Head Technician

This is Michael, our head technician. He was born in the Philippines and came to Chicago in his early teens. Mike studied film at Columbia College. In his spare time, Mike like to ride and work on his motorcycle and to fix things around the house. He has two dogs, Mochi and Yoshi. He has a knack for remembering a lot of useless but interesting facts.



This is Roman, one of our technicians. Roman is from Lviv, Ukraine. He studied at Lviv National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology. His hobbies include fishing and archery. He describes himself as a helpful person who wants to make everyone smile. In the future, he would love to travel to the country of Georgia.



This is AlexAndrea. She is part of our reception staff. She is from Chicago and attended Triton College. She likes to sing, in fact, she performed with the Chicago Children’s Choir in high school. AlexAndrea has two cats – Meeka and Clyde. In the future, she would love to own a ranch and ride horses.



Meet Svitlana. She is part of our reception staff. Svitlana was born in Ukraine where she was a teacher. Her hobbies include reading and modeling with clay. She also enjoys taking photographs. Her dream pet would be a Maine Coon.


Acupuncture / Comfort room
Surgery Suite
X-Ray Room
Dentistry Suite
Dentistry Suite
Surgery Suite
Examination Rooms
Examination Rooms
Examination Rooms
Kennels & Runs
Treatment Area
Treatment Area

We Treat Pets As Individuals

We make recommendations based specifically on your pet. Your pet is an individual and what works for him or her may or may not work for others.

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Salma QSalma Q
17:54 11 Feb 24
Dr. Butyenko is an exceptional vet. Him and his staff are responsive and caring, they make pet owners feel at ease and supported. Would recommend if you’re in need of a local vet!
Jordan PooleJordan Poole
23:29 26 Jan 24
We are so happy we found Ukrainian Village Vet. Dr. Butenko is exceptionally kind and thorough, and we feel so comfortable taking our dog and two cats to see him. We feel very lucky that he’s in our neighborhood and have always been wowed by the Dr. Butenko and his entire team.
Deanna OglesbyDeanna Oglesby
21:37 23 Jan 24
Always a thoughtful and considerate staff, and really great care of our pets.
Kevin HeinKevin Hein
16:30 01 Dec 23
KJ ZelenikaKJ Zelenika
13:57 04 Aug 23
We love Ukrainian Village Vet! We have been there for multiple check ups and services for our two cats. Most recently one of our cats needed many teeth extracted. We were very nervous about the procedure but everyone at Ukrainian Village Vet explained everything thoroughly. Shout out to Mike for answering all our questions and explaining how to give the post op meds. Also to Dr Butenko who called us as soon as the procedure was done to let us know how Chester was doing. Thank you to everyone!
Suzanne PakSuzanne Pak
17:58 17 May 23
The best! We just had our first visit with Dr. Andrew and had an amazing experience. Even before the visit, the staff were extremely welcoming, communicable, and accommodating. Everyone was so friendly and attentive. Dr. Andrew was very patient, kind, and detailed. He made it a point to make sure I was comfortable with the plans/recommendations and answered all my questions. The facility is also very clean! My pups had a blast. Would highly recommend them!
Clareen WardClareen Ward
21:29 12 Mar 23
My dog, Corky, has been going to UVVC since I got him in July of 2022 at 8 weeks old. As a first time dog owner of a rescue puppy, I had so many questions and concerns. Dr. Butenko and the UVVC staff were nothing but kind and helpful. They created a structured plan for Corky to get all his shots and vaccines, and helped me whenever I had concerns that come with puppyhood (feeding schedule, potty behavior, etc).Corky now LOVES going to the vet. When he can tell we are walking there he gets excited and if we are ever in the vicinity without an appointment, he'll beg to go inside.It's always easy to book, although the doctor's schedule can be busy sometimes so always try to plan in advance. Also the vet techs and front desk staff have been very helpful in providing me the documentation I need for pet insurance claims.I love my dog more than anything and I feel super confident with him in the care of the Ukrainian Village Veterinary Center. Highly recommend to pet parents in the neighborhood!
Kaleigh SuhsKaleigh Suhs
14:49 27 Aug 22
Dr Butenko and his staff are wonderful! We took our pup there for his yearly check up and everyone was so warm and welcoming. They made Louie feel very at ease. They are great with communication and results follow up. Every-time we walk by the clinic Louie wants to go up to the door and say hi!!
Andre BirkusAndre Birkus
02:31 20 Jan 22
Amazing Veterinary Clinic!! Dr. Butenko is the best! He was so gentle and sweet to our senior dog. The staff is so kind and welcoming! Recommend this clinic to everyone!
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