Dr. Basil was born in Stuart, FL and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. She attended veterinary school in the beautiful Caribbean country of Grenada, at St. George’s University. Her clinical studies were completed at the University of Illinois where she concentrated on exotic, aquatic and zoo animal medicine. She brings her love for exotics home as well as her family consists of 5 lizards (2 crested geckos, 2 leopard geckos, and a Chinese water dragon); a Great Dane named Daphne Rae; 2 shelter pups, Dielsel and Kane; and 2 cats named Punkin and Ezra. When not caring for pets, she enjoys SCUBA diving, scrapbooking and photography.