Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic | (217) 244-1195
The Wildlife Medical Clinic welcomes our new student director, Chloe Dupleix! Chloe is originally from Louisiana where she attended Loyola University in New Orleans and obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. Chloe began her veterinary career working in small animal and shelter medicine.
What field of veterinary medicine are you interested in?
I am currently interested in wildlife medicine and will try to get my masters in public health after finishing here in 2024. I would like to end up working as a conservation vet and work for wildlife and fishing or a other agency or similar sector.
What made you want to join the Wildlife Medical Clinic team?
I’ve never worked with wildlife before and really wanted to do something new! I have been interested in wildlife medicine for a few years now and thought it would be a great experience for my future career. I was also drawn to the WMC because my big brother (Lauren Vincent, WMC team leader and president of WMC Conservation) and my big big brother (Erica Bender, former director of WMC) were also very involved in the clinic and heard nothing but rave reviews.
What made you want to become a manager?
My time as a volunteer this fall made me want to become a manager. I always looked forward to coming to the clinic and working with the patients who were here at the time. And I also loved everyone on my team. My teammates have worked so well with each other and have always been very helpful to us in the early years when it comes to treatments and triage. I always had a great time and felt I wanted to get more involved in the clinic.
What is your favorite animal to work in the wildlife medical clinic?
I really enjoyed working with the incoming birds of prey! I think I love the great horned owl the most, but I also loved working with the last bald eagle we had.
What was your favorite part of the wildlife medical clinic?
My favorite part of the Wildlife Medical Clinic is being able to interact with the local wildlife and get a lot of hands-on experience. I also really enjoyed knowing everyone involved in the clinic.