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.
Sara Blasdel, DVM — Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Blasdel joined Devonshire Veterinary Clinic as an associate veterinarian in June 2014. An Indiana native, she grew up in Indianapolis and now lives in Lafayette. Dr. Blasdel graduated from Purdue University in 2014, earning both an undergraduate degree as well as a DVM degree. She loves all areas of veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in preventive care, surgery and theriogenology.
When not at work, Dr. Blasdel enjoys attending local festivals, gardening and working outside, recreational running, and rooting for her favorite Indiana sports teams! Her household includes a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever named Jackson, a 5-year-old Weimereiner named Lu Lu, and a 3-year-old long-haired calico cat named Carlee.
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.