Originally from Mexico, Dr. Vélez has always felt a passion for nature and animals, which made him decide to become a veterinarian. Dr Vélez obtained his DVM degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2013. While still in school, he had the chance to travel within Mexico and other countries where he was involved in projects like sea turtles and whale shark monitoring in the Mexican shores all the way to wildlife research, medicine and rehabilitation in Chile and United States. Shortly after graduation, he and his wife, Sophie, with their two dogs, Lumba, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Mezcal, a Labrador mix, decided to move to Denver, Colorado, where he practiced veterinary medicine for over four years before deciding to make a move to Canada in 2019. His special interests are internal medicine, preventative medicine and imaging, such as ultrasound. In his time off, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping across Ontario, traveling around Canada and abroad as well as watching the Spanish soccer league.