Dr. Yvonne Giles

Dr. Giles (Dr. Yvonne) founded Basinview Animal Hospital in 1997. She grew up on the South Shore of Nova Scotia but she and her husband, Philip, now call Fall RIver home. She earned her BSc at Acadia University then graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1992. Special interests include surgery, dentistry and geriatric medicine , especially pain management of the senior pet.

She and Philip enjoy traveling, hiking and golfing. They share their home with 5 cats and a dog.

Dr. Aimee Patterson

Dr. Aimee grew up in Happy Valley Goose Bay, NFLD. She obtained her BSc at the University of PEI in 2008, and her DVM at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2011. She then traveled to Nova Scotia to begin her career and has since worked in HRM and the Annapolis Valley. Her special interests include feline medicine and exotics. Dr. Aimee and her husband Dawson are kept busy with their young son Owen, who shares their love of exploring the outdoors, eating all of the food, and patting friendly kitties.

Dr. Laura Hartman

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Sarah Bell, RVT

Sarah was born and raised in Cape Breton. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science: Honours in Biology degree. She has worked in a variety of animal care settings with a wide variety of species. She has been a registered veterinary technician at Basinview since 2012. Sarah can usually be found behind the scenes – assisting the doctors in surgery or running diagnostics, such as bloodwork and x-rays. She has a special interest in senior pets, reptiles, and animal behaviour. Sarah resides in Tantallon with her Labrador Retriever, Abby.


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Emily Shaw

Emily joined the Basinview team this fall, after four years at St. Francis Xavier university. She is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she lives now with her boyfriend Patrick and two bunnies, Aurora (left) and Chester (right). You’ll find Emily at our front desk, excited to see every animal and customer that comes through. However, exotics are her favourite!

Dana Girard, RVT

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