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.
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.
My name is Shauna, and I started with Danville Veterinary Hospital in October, 2019. 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 purse 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, Clyde and our two cats, Jack and Pearl. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, running, and reading.
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 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!
DVH Medical Team
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!
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DVH Hospital Aide
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