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 incorporated 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. Adrienne Dilger
Hi! I’m very grateful to be here at Danville Veterinary Hospital and a member of this wonderful team! I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. Since graduating, I’ve had the opportunity to work with both large(mostly horses) and small animals. I’ve always had a great love for all animals. I look forward to meeting you and will always treat you and your animal family with the same kindness and care I show my own. Thank you for your interest.
Shauna, RVT, CVPM
Thank you for your interest in Danville Veterinary Hospital! I am thrilled to be a member of this amazing team and wonderful hospital. My goal is to continue DVH’s growth so that we may be able to provide the best veterinary care and customer service to you and your loved ones.
I always knew that I wanted to be in the veterinary field because of my strong love for animals. To further pursue my passion, I attended Purdue University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology with my focus in oncology and anesthesia. From there, I spent years as an Oncology Registered Veterinary Technician where I then was given the opportunity to help build a Veterinary Oncology Hospital in Chicago. At that time, I was able to pursue my certification as a Veterinary Practice Manager and obtained my CVPM in 2016. My varied experiences have allowed me to deal with all areas of our veterinary hospital.
My husband grew up in Danville and encouraged my move to this great town. We live in the country with our Bernese Mountain Dog, Willow and our two cats, Jack and Pearl. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, running, gardening and sitting around the bonfire!
As a member of the wonderful staff of Danville Veterinary Hospital, I look forward to working with you and your special pets.
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 live with my wonderful husband, Patrick our daughter Marley and our grandson Daylan. I have two sons, Ian and Phillip and two more grandchildren Ayla and Cash.
We are all huge animal lovers and have a home full of pets, starting with Sampson our 200-pound 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. We also have several barn cats that come and go.
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 am thrilled to be a part of the Danville Veterinary Hospital team! I grew up in Tennessee, but now I call Indiana my home. I have a house full of fur-babies including, 5 big dogs, 4 cats, 2 snakes, and 2 guinea pigs.
My past employment includes restaurant management, childcare, and an emergency veterinary hospital. I knew I always loved working with and being around animals but working at the emergency hospital proved it was the field for me.
I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
DVH Medical Team
I am beyond excited to be a part of the wonderful team at Danville Veterinary Hospital. I grew up in a small town northwest of Indianapolis near the Illinois state line. I moved to Zionsville in 2013 to pursue my degree in veterinary technology. I graduated from Harrison College with my associate degree in December of 2015 and obtained my veterinary technician license the following spring. I worked as head technician for a small general practice in Zionsville for the past 6 years before coming to DVH.
Animals have always been a large part of my life, I grew up with horses, goats, llamas, dogs, and cats. I currently have a variety of animals but my dog, horse and potbelly pigs are my babies! I have a strong interest in anesthesia and surgery and strive to provide the best quality care and compassion to all of my clients and patients. I would like to continue growing my skills and knowledge base at DVH for many years and I cannot wait to care for your furry family member.
I am elated to join the Danville Veterinary Hospital team! I am currently studying Biology and Communications at IUPUI in hopes of pursuing my dream to become a veterinarian myself. I am also very active in 4-H and hold the position of Poultry Superintendent of the Hendricks County 4-H program. I have a golden retriever named Gwen and a Pomchi mix named Penny. I look forward to providing your pet with the same amount of love and care I do my own.
Hi, I’m Melissa! I’m really excited about joining the team here at DVH! I grew up in a small farming community north of Indianapolis, where I was involved with small animals and livestock my whole life, also showing and raising livestock in 4-H for 10yrs. After highs school, I moved to Austin, Texas where I studied Canine Behavior and later became certified in Canine Behavior and Advanced Behavior Modification. I currently own and operate “Custom Intelligence Training” where I help owners have and create a deeper bond with their pets through behavior counseling, behavior modification, and behavior management. In the fall of 2016, I graduated from Harrison College, where I studied Veterinary Technology. Since 2005 I have enjoyed working with many different DVM’s, gaining experience with large farm animals, small animals, and exotic animal species!
When I’m not here at DVH, I enjoy spending with my family, our 2 dogs – Elliott & Bronson, and volunteering with local 4-H organizations. On the weekends, you can usually find us out on the lake or at a livestock show!
I’m really looking forward to meeting all the clients in the DVH family and getting to know your pets!
Hi, I’m Shaunna. I am from southern Michigan originally and spent my entire life between there and northern Indiana before moving to Indy in 2007. At the age of 19, I started in my first vet med position in South Bend. I started as a kennel assistant and eventually moved up to assistant within 6 months. I then spent the next 4+ years continuing to learn as an assistant before starting in emergency medicine in 2008. After 8 years of working on and off in emergency and general practice, I decided to move to the emergency department at a specialty practice. In 2017 graduated from Penn Foster College with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and started a new position as a Surgery Technician. Then, in 2019, I moved to the role of an Anesthesia Technician. In mid-2020, I decided to return to general practice to be more available for my family. I am married, with a precocious little boy, who is almost 7. Currently, we live in Brownsburg and have 1 dog.
Hello, I’m Nicole!
I am excited to be a part of the team here at Danville veterinary hospital. I have always had a passion and love for working with animals. I have been working with animals for the past 4 years in general practice, Emergency as well as specialty.
I personally have 3 dogs (as of right now) and they are my kiddos. There are my two English bulldogs Bentley and Millie, and Solider who is a pit bull. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies!
I am excited to be a part of the team at Danville Veterinary Hospital. I was born in Lebanon, IN but only lived in Indiana until I was 4 years old. When I was 4 I moved to South West Florida (Sarasota area) and lived there until 2018 when I moved back to Indiana. While I North Port, FL. These practices ranged from general medicine, emergency medicine, and specialty medicine. Including an internship at Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom in their Exotic Veterinary Science division. Since my return to Indiana, I worked in human medicine at Indiana University Hospital and attended nursing school at Indiana University. After a medical change in my personal life, I became to realize that my true passion lived in the animal kingdom and returned to working as a Veterinary Nurse at a holistic animal hospital in early 2020 and eventually here at DVH.
Animals have always been a large part of my life, I grew up with dogs, cats, birds, fish, hedgehogs, and much of southwest Florida wildlife. My favorite animals include elephants and dolphins. However, domestically I prefer cats and dogs. I currently have 4 orange tabby cats; Sam, Ygritte, Yogi, and Bear. I love to perform Dental Cleanings and assistant in Surgery of all kinds and strive to provide the best quality care and compassion to all of my clients and patients. I love to grow and learn frequently as medicine and procedures evolve. I am very excited to live and work in the Danville Community and continue to treat your animals with the utmost love and compassion as well as the highest quality of veterinary medicine.
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