Dr. Crystal Exline
Fear Free Certified – Level 2
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.
Dr. Tamaki Smith
Fear Free Certified – Level 1
I was born and raised in Kobe, Japan (native language is Japanese). In 2004, I moved to upstate New York for undergraduate school. After that, I got the privilege of completing veterinary school in the Caribbean! For the past few years, I have been practicing in North Carolina and just recently made the move to Indiana! I have 3 furry kids (2 tuxedo cats named Lenny and Moo Moo, and a dachshund mix dog named Gracie. On my days off, I enjoy hiking with Gracie, making crafts, and photography. I’m excited to meet you and all your furry children!
Bailey Aldridge D.C., AVCA/ACCC
Dr. Bailey graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic with her Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Davenport Iowa and completed her animal certification at Animal Chiropractic Education Source in Meridian, Texas. Additionally, she is certified through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association(AVCA). She is originally from Fountaintown, IN and now resides in Danville, IN. Growing up and into her adult years she had a passion for animals and had many opportunities to own and/or show many species including horses, dogs, cattle, goats, hogs, cats, and even hamsters. Showing horses was the majority since she was 13 years old. There have been many disciplines Dr. Bailey has done including cutting, jumping, barrels, English/western pleasure, and showmanship. She currently shows at National Cutting Horse Association shows along with agility trials with her dog Maggie. With this passion and love for animals her practice Cutting Edge Chiropractic LLC has the focus to help these animals reach their optimal health.
Shauna, RVT, CVPM
Fear Free Certified – Level 3
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
Fear Free Certified – Level 1
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
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.
Brittany, Veterinary Assistant
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.
Melissa, Veterinary Assistant
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!
Fear Free Certified- Level 2
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.
Nicole, Veterinary Assistant
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!
Matthew, Veterinary Assistant
Hi, my name is Matthew and I am very excited to start as the new Floater for Danville Vet! I grew up on the northwest side of Indianapolis until I was 20 years old, when I moved to Santa Rosa, CA. It was there that I landed my first veterinary role as a Kennel Assistant at Larkspur Landing Vet. I remained out of state until December of 2020. I plan on attending school next year to become a Veterinary Technician. I have only just started and I already love the atmosphere and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me here at DVH.
Olivia, Veterinary Assistant
Hey there! My name is Olivia and I’m so excited to join the DVH team!
I’ve lived in Hendricks County my whole life and grew up just down the road from the wonderful Danville community. For most of my youth, my parents fostered dogs through a rescue and I quickly fell in love with helping animals.
I graduated from Harrison College in December of 2016 with an associate’s degree in animal science. At the same time, I learned I was pregnant with my daughter and decided to take some time away from my career to grow my family. Now that my 3 beautiful children are all a little older, I’m ready to continue my career in veterinary medicine.
I look forward to working with you and your furry best friends!
DVH Hospital Aide