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 dentistry. Dr. Aimee and her husband Dawson are kept busy with their son, Owen, and daughter, Elsie, who share their love of exploring the outdoors, eating all of the food and patting friendly kitties.
Dr. Laura Hartman
Dr. Hartman was born and raised in Dartmouth, NS. She found herself initially following her passion for travel but it didn’t take her long to start thinking that something was missing. Realizing she has always loved animals growing up, she decided to pursue veterinary medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), where she graduated in 2019. After graduation, she made her way back to the Maritimes and is happy to be back home!
What she loves most about her job, is not only getting to work with and help animals, but also create strong relationships with her clients, it’s the best of both worlds. Now that she’s at a feline only practice, well that’s just the icing on the cake! She’s always loved cats, so not only does she get to work with such a wide variety of cats, but she gets to surround herself with like minded individuals who share her same passion.
When not at the clinic, she enjoys relaxing with her partner Jeff and their three cats Lily, Whisper and Mr. Jim Business (for any Bob’s burgers fans) who is most commonly referred to as just ‘Sir’. You can often find them kayaking on the lake, or playing pickle ball with friends.
Dana Girard, RVT
Dana grew up in Montreal, QC, where she studied English Literature before switching gears to veterinary medicine. She completed the veterinary technician program at Algonquin College in 2015 and has worked in small animal practice since. Cats have always been her biggest passion, so she joined the Bedford Cat Clinic team soon after we opened in 2021.
Always eager to learn more about our feline friends, Dana has completed additional training including the ISFM Advanced Feline Behaviour for Veterinary Professionals course and the AAFP Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional certification.
Dana lives in Dartmouth with her husband Daniel and two cats, Trini and Cedar.
Growing up, I always wanted to work with animals. Initially, I wanted to be a veterinarian, then in high school I settled on studying to become a veterinary technician. I’ve worked in a variety of clinics, mostly with small animals. I worked for a short time at Dalhousie University with lab animals which was very fun and interesting. My passion is to help people take the best care for their pets.
I started with Basinview Animal Hospital and the Bedford Cat Clinic in the summer of 2022 and really enjoy working here with the wonderful staff and clients!
Jessica grew up in the countryside of Ontario and moved to Nova Scotia in 2012. Her family loves animals and she has always shared her home with some sort of furry creature(s). Currently she lives with her partner Daniel and their cat, Leeloo. She started with Basinview Animal Hospital in fall of 2018 at front reception and now you will catch her running support for the teams as Hospital Manager at Basinview Animal Hospital and Bedford Cat Clinic.