Our highly skilled and dedicated veterinarians perform weekly volunteer work through our relationship with the Animal Protection League.
Aaron Smiley, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Smiley, our Chief of Staff, has been practicing here since June of 2010. Hailing from a farm in East Central Illinois, he achieved his DVM designation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in 2007. Dr. Smiley started his veterinary career in the Western suburbs of Chicago in an exclusively equine practice. From there he took a position at a mixed animal clinic in Goshen, Indiana before settling here at Devonshire Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Smiley welcomes new patients with his kind-hearted, charismatic nature and he enjoys the wonderful bonds he has formed with his returning clients. We are delighted to have such a hard-working and talented doctor on our staff!
Dr. Smiley’s medical interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. When he is not at the clinic, he keeps himself busy teaching a veterinary technician course at Harrison College and also volunteers his time doing veterinary work for the Animal Protection League. He enjoys reading on his days off and loves spending as much time as he can with his wife, Kristin, and their three beautiful little girls. The four-legged members of his family include a dog, Elphie, and a cat, Gus Gus.
Daniel Eichhorn, DVM — Associate Veterinarian
Born and raised in Middletown, Dr. Eichhorn is a product of central Indiana. He has been practicing part time at Devonshire Veterinary Clinic since 1994 and his compassion towards his patients and aptitude within his practice continue to add to the clinic’s ever-increasing standard of excellence. Dr. Eichhorn first graduated from Purdue University’s Undergraduate Program in 1976 and then went on to achieve his DVM degree from Purdue’s Veterinary School in 1980. Upon graduation, he spent the next twelve years working with his father (E.C. Eichhorn, DVM) in a mixed animal practice. Aside from his work at Devonshire, Dr. Eichhorn has been employed by Centaur LLC as the Director of Veterinary Services at the Hoosier Park Racetrack since 1995, specializing in lameness issues and regulatory practice. His medical interests include soft tissue surgery and internal medicine and he loves being able to work with such an array of animals, both great and small. During every winter season, Dr. Eichhorn volunteers for the Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA), performing large animal surgeries in Grenada and Carriacou, West Indies.
Dr. Eichhorn’s country home in Middletown is also the residence for an assortment of critters that include not only cats and dogs but also Morgans, Quarter Horses, fainting and pigmy goats, and miniature donkeys and horses! He loves spending his free time at home with his family and also enjoys reading fiction, sailing, hiking and scuba diving on ship wrecks and performing scuba rescues. Dr. Eichhorn also takes pleasure in serving as the token veterinary board member for the Henry County Board of Health, the president of the local Habitat for Humanity, the Chairman of the Henry County Community Foundation, a board member for the Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners, a consult for the Madison County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and as a member of the AVMA, IVMA, AAEP and the 10th District IVMA.
Kent Dougherty, DVM — Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Dougherty has been with Devonshire Veterinary Clinic since 1995. Originally from Greenwood, Indiana, he attended Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana where he graduated with his DVM degree in 1992. For the following three years he practiced at NOAH’s Animal Hospital in Indianapolis before establishing himself at Devonshire. Since then, Dr. Dougherty has played an indispensable role in the success of the clinic with his exceptional attention to detail, his benevolent thoroughness with his patients’ care, and his skilled proficiency within his practice.
Dr. Dougherty’s medical interests include internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. He devotes his time outside of the clinic to his family, his fitness, and his faith. Dr. Dougherty has two adult children and resides with his wife, Cindy, in Pendleton.