Dr. Crystal Exline
I am the founder and proprietor of Danville Veterinary Hospital. I have and will continue to work diligently to create a comfortable environment where you and your pet feel welcome. I am honored that you are taking the time to find out more about the hospital and staff.
When I was young, I was taught to love and treat all animals with respect and compassion. I received my first dog when I was about 3 years old and we grew up together. My parents would take him to the veterinarian and I remember wanting to help not only him, but all of the other animals as well. When I was 13, I started my first job with that very same veterinarian. My duties at the clinic included cleaning kennels, assisting in appointments, and observing surgical procedures. My passion for veterinary medicine flourished as I continued to learn more.
I attended Purdue University, majored in science, and eventually applied and was accepted to veterinary school. In 2007, I graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The first position I held as a new graduate was as an overnight emergency doctor in a busy specialty hospital. This was a difficult job coming straight out of school, but I learned how to handle some of the most critical cases and stressful situations. I worked there for two years until I decided to try out my entrepreneurial skills and start my own business as a relief veterinarian. That entailed traveling to a variety of hospitals and clinics all over the state and filling in for their veterinarians while they were on vacation, out sick, or attending continuing education. I kept a notebook of my experiences, everything from hospital flow to employee training. I knew I wanted to open my own hospital and planned to take the best pieces of all the places I had worked and incorporate them into my own design. In 2011, my ideas, notes, and years of planning finally came to fruition when I opened Danville Veterinary Hospital.
I love the Danville community and am proud to call it my home. I bought a home here in 2013 and in December 2016 I married my husband, Eli. He joined my existing family of four rescue dogs. We have two Saint Bernards, Rocco and Sydney, and two golden retrievers, Gordon and Zoey; all of whom we spoil rotten. My most treasured companion though, the dog who was with me from high school to vet school through job changes and starting my own practice, was Winchester. He was my best friend and further reinforced my childhood passion for animals. Although he is no longer with me, his spirit is woven within this hospital and into the care we provide to all of our patients.
To honor Winchester and his legacy, I promise to treat you and your pets with care and compassion and look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Katy Portwood
My name is Katy (Baldwin) Portwood and I’m an associate veterinarian here at Danville Veterinary Hospital. I joined the team in May 2014. I was born and raised here in Danville, graduating from Danville Community High School in 2000. My parents, grandparents, and mother-in-law also live here in Danville. I attended St. Mary-of-the Woods College, double majoring in pre-professional studies and equine science, graduating in 2004. Next, I attended vet school at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2008.
I have always loved animals of all kinds. Growing up I had dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, frogs, fish, small rodents, a small bird and horses. I think that practical experience with a variety of species helps me to offer my clients practical solutions or at least an understanding ear if they are facing challenges. I started volunteering in a veterinary office when I was thirteen years old, walking dogs, scrubbing surgical instruments, and cleaning kennels and progressed to assisting the doctors, all while logging hours and keeping track of my experiences for application to vet school. After completing my schooling I took a job at a mixed animal clinic that also offered 24 hour emergency service with the doctors taking on-call time to handle after-hours emergencies. My second job was not in Danville and I realized how much I love working in the Danville community.
My husband Brian and I have been married since August, 2003. We have three children, Liam, Clara, and Ben, who keep us on our toes. We share our home with dogs, cats, horses, and a miniature donkey. I enjoy hiking, spending time with my animals, gardening, and camping. We also love spending time with our friends and family.
I’m looking forward to working with you and your pets. I welcome questions and really strive to find the best care tailored to your pet and family.
Dr. Shelly DeBoer
I am an associate veterinarian here at Danville Veterinary Hospital. I joined the team June 2017.
I was born and raised in the neighboring town of Avon. My home was filled with love, fur, and two rambunctious brothers. Throughout my childhood I was blessed with experiences that nurtured my interest in animal care including hatching and raising chicks from an incubator, treating a dog for heartworm disease, and caring for an elderly pony that my mom had as a child. As time went on it was clear that I would pursue a career directed at the betterment of animals. Purdue would be my home for the next 10 years where I would obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, a Master’s degree in Animal Behavior and Welfare, and then graduating with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.
I joined Danville in June of 2017 after realizing that the team here encompassed all the same passions and morals as myself, including compassion, low stress handling, and high quality veterinary medicine. My specific career interests include geriatric and hospice care, behavior, and internal medicine.
I would like to thank you in advance for your trust in me when caring for your pet. I promise to treat each of you like family and each of your critters as my own.
I am so glad you are interested in this great team! My name is Joanna and I have been with Danville Veterinary Hospital since it opened in 2011. Over the years I have developed a close relationship with Dr. Crystal and share the passion and vision she has for her hospital. I am proud to be the Practice Manager here.
I was born, raised, and continue to live in Danville. I have three older brothers all of whom went to private colleges and got various engineering degrees. I broke the mold when I went to Purdue and got my Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences.
Veterinary medicine has been my life for the past decade and there is nothing else I’d rather do. I have worked in many branches of the field including large animal, small animal, exotic, and emergency medicine. Though I have dreamed of vet school since I was young and made every decision with that as the end goal, life has a funny way of making detours of even the most well laid paths.
My pet family includes my beautiful 1/2 Arabian, 1/2 Quarter horse, Glory, and my constant shadow, a French bulldog named Winnie.
My love of learning and penchant for perfection, drives me to continue finding new ways to better serve you and your pet family.
DVH Reception Team
I am so excited to be a part of the Danville Veterinary Hospital team! I grew up in Pendleton, Indiana, but I now call Bainbridge, Indiana, my home. I am married to to my wonderful husband, Patrick. I have two sons Phillip and Ian, one daughter Marley and three grandchildren Daylan, Ayla and Cash.
We are all huge animal lovers. We have two fur babies of our own, starting with Sampson our 200lb Mastiff. He may be scary looking but don’t let him fool you as he is a huge baby and still considers himself a lap dog. Our other dog Bullet is the feisty one in the family.
Though my past employment includes a law firm, an elementary school, and a construction company, I realized that animals are my true calling. Spending my days with animals and their humans who love them so much is exactly what I was meant to do. Thankfully, DVH has given me the opportunity to do just that.
I am looking forward to meeting you and your pets!
I joined Danville Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist in January 2017. I was born in Indianapolis, but lived in many different states growing up. In 2013 I moved to Mississippi and became a Receptionist at a local vet. I was there for 2.5 years and LOVED it! I have 3 wonderful fur babies of my own – Koda, Riggs, & Moana.
In 2016 I got married to my husband Brice. We have two daughters, Brilee & Bristol. I rarely have any free, but I would not change it for the world! Being apart of Danville Veterinary Hospital the past 2 years has brought me so much joy. I hope to continue seeing the familiar faces with their sweet babies that I have grown to love!
DVH Medical Team
Registered Veterinary Technician
Hi, my name is Jeff Stewart. I joined the Danville Veterinary Hospital team in May 2015 and am so happy to be here. My road to becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician has been a long one. My love for animals began when I was a small child and has continued to grow as I get older. My background began in fashion retail where I worked my way from sales associate to store manager and continued for 15 years. In early 2010 I lost my beloved companion, Balthazar, who was a beautiful, 5 year old, brindle boxer. This event made me evaluate my life and my career choice and I eventually decided to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician.
I went back to school in November of 2011 at International Business College Vet Tech Institute and graduated second in my class in May 2013. During my education, I had the opportunity to do several job shadows here at Danville Veterinary Hospital and finally decided to complete my college externship here as well. After graduation I pursued a career closer to home in Indy, but eventually decided that I belonged here at Danville Veterinary Hospital.
I have 2 dogs myself, 2 sibling, Labrador/Pit bull mixes by the names of Sophie and Mulligan. There is nothing more important to me than the human-animal bond, both for me and my pets and you and yours. Furthering and nurturing this bond is at the core of who I am. I’m so happy to be here at Danville Veterinary Hospital and to have the opportunity to care for your pets. I feel like I’ve come home here and I hope you will too!
I am a veterinary assistant here at Danville Veterinary Hospital. I started working at DVH in November of 2016. I was born in Indianapolis, but was raised in Danville. I graduated from Danville Community High School and attended IUPUI. I worked at Hendricks County Animal Hospital for 13 years, working with both small and large animals. I love working with horses and large animal dentistry. I have 2 dogs and 3 horses, enjoy horseback riding, and being outdoors. My family and I live in Coatesville.
Hi! My name is Kellie Anderson, and I started working here at Danville Veterinary Hospital in March 2017. Prior to here, I spent the last 6 years at a vet clinic in my home town of Crawfordsville. I graduated from Purdue in 2010 with a major in Public Health Promotion and a minor in English with an emphasis on Professional Writing. I’ve always loved animals and have always had pets throughout my whole life. My life steered away from the veterinary world during and after college, though, and in 2015, I applied to the military and signed my life away to serve this county, which had been a dream of mine since I was a kid. Two weeks before I was to leave for basic, an injury ended that dream for good. After a lot of thinking and reevaluating what I wanted to do with my life, I took that door getting closed as a clear sign that working with animals is what I am meant to do with my life! When I’m not busy working, I enjoy running and spending time with my boyfriend and our son.
Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist
I am a veterinary assistant and receptionist here at Danville Veterinary Hospital. I started here in August of 2018.
I grew up here in Danville. I graduated from Danville High School in 2010 and attended Harrison College’s Veterinary Technician Program. I graduated from Harrison in 2013. Prior to DVH, I worked at a veterinary clinic in Mooresville for 6 years.
I took a brief hiatus from animals in 2017 and switched professions completely and worked with people. I worked as a Unit Clinical Assistant in the Perianesthesia (surgery and recovery) Department at Hendricks Regional Health, but decided after almost a year, that working with animals is where I am the happiest and where I belong.
I’m very happy to be working here at this clinic and to be working in my hometown. I have two dogs , Bane and Yogi. I love being outdoors and spending time with my family. My family and I currently reside in Fillmore.
Sometimes you may hear me affectionately referred to as Batman. I joined the DVH team my senior year of high school, in 2016, and I have loved working here since. I have always had a lot of animals at my house, sometimes more than I can count. I was born and raised in Danville but most of my family is from New Mexico. I’m currently working towards a degree in Veterinary Technology.
I have a massive family to go along with the large amount of pets I have. I have 2 brothers, Lorin and Hayden, and 6 sisters, Rhonna, Sevanna, Maiya, Avery, Addie, and Luna. I have 7 dogs, 10 cats, multiple fish, 4 axolotls and 3 tortoises, which I love very much.
Hi there! I am a veterinary assistant here at DVH! Joined the team July 2019.
I graduated from International Business College with an associates degree in veterinary technology in February 2015 and from there I worked at New Winchester Animal Clinic until deciding it was time for a change and came here to Danville Veterinary Hospital.
I live in Cloverdale with my fiancé and our crazy critter family which consists of 1 horse (Nacho), a bearded dragon, 2 red tail boas, 1 ball python, a black snake, 3 red eye tree frogs, last I counted 6 cats, and our boxer Bubba!
I love working here so far and can’t wait to meet everyone and their wonderful pets!
DVH Hospital Aide
Bio Coming Soon