Dr. Kline is a 2016 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, but has followed his passion for Avian, exotic, wildlife, and zoo medicine since long before that. A Glen Ellyn, IL native, he spent summers volunteering at Willowbrook Wildlife rehabilitation center along with several local animal hospitals.
In Veterinary School he led the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic as Student manager and treated well over 3,000 cases of injured or orphaned wildlife over three years of service.
He completed a demanding small animal medicine and surgical internship at VCA Aurora Specialty Clinic in Aurora, IL immediately following graduation. This program allowed him to fine tune his skills in neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, and emergency/critical care medicine.
In summer of 2017 he further honed his by completing a year long avian and exotic animal medicine specialty internship at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. In an exciting and challenging program, Dr. Kline had the opportunity to provide care for rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, lizards, snakes, turtles, owls, hawks, parrots, chickens, peafowl, and even fish. His patients ranged in size from a 19 gram canary to a nearly 40 pound turkey!
Dr. Kline hopes to utilize his advanced training in Avian and Exotic animal medicine to provide these unique animals in the Chicagoland area with the highest possible standard of care. Within this field, Dr. Kline has special interest in diagnostic imaging of birds, exotics, zoo, and wildlife; rabbit and rodent