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 several cats.

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. Melissa McMullin

Melissa grew up in Halifax County and attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College before obtaining her DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2012. She began her career in Brandon, Manitoba, where she spent a number of years working at a mixed animal practice before returning home to Nova Scotia. Her special interests include surgery, dentistry, and ultrasound.

In her free time, Melissa and her husband, Mark, are kept entertained by their wonderful daughter, Lily, and sweet Jack Russell Terrier, Prairie, who share their love of camping, swimming, and making the most of life back on the coast.

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.

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 her passion. She is a proud mom to her son Dallas, dog, Bronson, and cats, Toothless and Zorra. You will often find Stephanie assisting the vets, performing laser therapy or just being a versatile team member.

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. She has a special interest in senior pets and in animal behaviour. She resides in Tantallon and is a ‘surrogate mom’ to our clinic cat, FIP.

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 now lives with her two bunnies, Aurora (left) and Chester (right), and cats, Cardi Beans and Munchie. You’ll find Emily assisting in appointments and/or surgery, excited to see every animal that comes through. However, exotics are her favourite!

Miranda Carvery

Miranda started out with us in reception in 2012 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 was also a ‘surrogate mom’ to our clinic cat, Sabrina.

Jessica Mohr

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. You will most likely talk to her on the phone or be greeted by her at the front desk.

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, daughter, Chloe, cats, Heidi and Raine, and sheltie, Enzo.

Sandie Miller

Bio coming soon!

Morgan Dillman

Bio coming soon!

Olivia Howard

Olivia started her dream job at Basinview in autumn of 2021 after falling in love with animals when she was a kid.
When she was 12 she started horseback riding and at 17, she started LifeWithParrots, a small business for parrot boarding and grooming.
She’s welcomed her home to a number of birds, reptiles, and fish but her babies are Happy, Elmo, and Josie. (Plus Raven, her motorcycle, haha!)

Michelle Ubsdell

Michelle has recently joined our team this past spring. She has a love of all animals and is helping to rescue feral cats in her area. She shares her home with her husband, David; children, Hanna and James; dog, Whisky; and cats, Bean and Huey. She also has 2 Bearded Dragons, Piezza and Dot; and a Leopard Gecko, Sabastian.

Susan Beer

Bio coming soon!