Meet Our Doctors

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. Adrienne Johnston


Dr. Adrienne grew up in London, Ontario and spent her teenage years riding and training horses. She received her BSc with Honours from the University of Western Ontario and her Veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. After graduation she moved to the east coast to practice mixed animal medicine in rural Nova Scotia. She joined Basinview Animal Hospital in 2014 and shares he home with a lovely, old, blind dog named Ally and her cats Lou and Wesley Crusher. Dr. Adrienne enjoys working with all animals large and small but has a special interest in exotic pets.


Dr. Amanda Schrage


Dr. Amanda was born and raised in Cape Breton but now calls Halifax home. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2004 and has been with Basinview Animal Hospital since 2009. She has a special interest in internal medicine and exotics, dermatology and ophthalmology.
She and her husband Rob love to spend time with their two sweet boys, Frankie and Eddie, be it running, skating, traveling, or really any other outdoor activity.
Dr. Adrienne Johnston

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.

Meet Our Staff

Stephanie Wood


Stephanie started at Basinview as a teenager in 2004. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and is aways eager to share he passion for pets and their health. She is a wife and proud mom of her son Dallas, dog Bronson and two cats Pascal and Lily. You will often find Stephanie assisting the vets, performing laser therapy or just being a versatile team member.

Sarah Bell


Sarah is a Registered Veterinary Technician, and was born and raised in Cape Breton. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science: Honors in Biology degree. She has worked 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 exotics, senior pets and animal behavior. Sarah currently lives in Tantallon with her two Labrador retrievers, Abby and Java.

Lisa Walker


Lisa grew up in Hammonds Plains and is the Maritime Provinces foster coordinator for Beagle Paws Rescue. Lisa now works part-time as a veterinary assistant while she attends school to become a primary care paramedic. Lisa spends what little free time she has with her dogs Tatum and Gunner, two kitties Benji and Zoe as well as her chinchilla named Chico.

Miranda Carvery


​Miranda started out with us in reception but now works as an assistant. She grew up in Bedford and has played ringette from the time she was six. She completed the Veterinary Administrative Assistant course at Eastern College in 2012. She has a cat named Patches and a dog named Tank.

Renée Williams


Renee was born in Shelburne but has lived in Halifax most of her life. She took the Veterinary Assistant course at Eastern College in 2010, and has been with Basinview since 2015, and quickly moved from reception to her current position as veterinary assistant. She has three pet rats at home named R2D2, BB8 and Karen. Renee enjoys running tests in the lab and has a soft spot for greyhounds and boxers.

Morgan Dillman


Morgan has been with Basinview since 2016. She works part-time in reception but is now spending most of her time out back as an assistant. She shares her home with her partner Lucas, a gaggle of cats, a miniature Australian shepherd named Mila and sheltie Theo.

Emily Wilson


Emily started working at the front desk at Basinview in 2016, and you would often see her warm smile when you walked in the door. She is one of our assistants, mostly working out back with our in-clinic patients. She shares her home with her husband Danny, cats Heidi and Raine, and her sheltie Enzo.

Emalea MacInnes


Emalea started working as a receptionist at Basinview in 2017. She was born in Ontario, but moved to the south shore of N.S. at the age of 9. She has always looked for ways to spend time with animals, whether they were her own or someone else’s. From volunteering at local rescues to working as a dog bather to reading anything about animals that she could find, they’ve almost always been a part of her life in some way. She currently lives in Halifax and recently adopted an adorable one-eyed kitten named Tyson!

Jessica Judge

​Jessica first began volunteering with Basinview Animal Hospital while she attended the Veterinary Assistant program at Maritime Business College in early 2017, she has since then been brought back to the front desk to greet and check-in your furry kids. Jessica is from British Columbia and has grown up all over Canada but will always call Nova Scotia home. In her free-time, you will find Jessica with her camera in hand or spending time at home with her cat, Pixel, gecko named Galio and ball python named Udon.