dvm jessica nelson Dr. Jessica Nelson grew up in Montgomery, IL and attended Benedictine University where she received her B.S. in Biology in 2016.  She then attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2020. During vet school, she furthered her interest in native Illinois species by volunteering at the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the veterinary college for 3 years. Dr. Nelson’s professional interests also include ophthalmology, behavior, and dermatology. 

During her free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys gardening, reading, and bowling. She shares her home with her two cats, Honey and Peanut, and her beta fish, Binx.