Dr. Aaron Smiley with Dog ElphieHailing from a farm in East Central Illinois, Dr. Aaron Smiley achieved his DVM designation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in 2007. He 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 before becoming Chief of Staff at Devonshire Veterinary Clinic, our sister practice. Dr. Smiley now brings his kind-hearted, charismatic nature to Geist Station Animal Hospital, where he enjoys the wonderful bonds he has formed with our clients and patients. We are delighted to have such a hard-working and talented doctor on our team!

Dr. Smiley's medical interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. When not at the hospital, 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.