Meet our Doctors

Kelly Chen, DVM

Rotating Veterinarian

Kelly Chen

I am originally from Los Angeles, California and have lived in Illinois for the past four years. In my spare time, I enjoy backpacking, bouldering, photography, drawing, and painting. I’m always open to a book recommendation if you’ve got one!



Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Anesthesia
  • Analgesia
  • Surgery

Why Did You Work at Friendship?

When applying for the match, I looked for a hospital that prioritized mentorship and had a good work culture. Friendship takes good care of their rotating doctors and values teaching, which in turn creates a positive environment where patients are well taken care of.


  • Bachelors of Science in Biology: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • DVM: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) College of Veterinary Medicine

Publications and Research

Luo, B., Lu, G., Chen, K.,Guo, D., Huang, X., Liu, Y., Feng, J. (2017). Social calls honestly signal female competitive ability in Asian particoloured bats. Animal Behavior, 12. 101-108.

Wang, M., Chen, K., Dongge G., Luo, B., Wang, W., Gao, H., Liu, Y., Feng, J. (2020). Ambient temperature correlates with geographic variation in body size of least horseshoe bats. Current Zoology, 0. 1-7.

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