Basin Run Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Ashley Willis — Practice Manager
Ashley has been with the Basin Run Animal Hospital team since June 2004. She received a Nursing degree from Cecil College. She currently resides in North East with her husband, Alan, and son, Matthew. Ashley has special veterinary interests in client education, oncology, rehab and senior care.
Ashley enjoys horseback riding, scrapbooking and walking her pit bulls, Axle and Slate. You will also see Ashley out and about in the community at various events and booths.
Ashley Cunningham, RVT — Veterinary Technician
Ashley joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital team in April 2016 and has several years of experience in the veterinary field. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh in March 2015 and passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) in December 2015.
When not working, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and fiancee, knitting, watching movies, puzzles, fishing and crabbing. She also has a Basenji/Lab mix named, Xena, and three rabbits, Cappuccino Peanut Butter, and Oreo.
Sarah Deplitch — Veterinary Technician
Sarah joined the team at Basin Run Animal Hospital in October 2014. She has mulitple years of experience in the veterinary field and also worked as a zoo keeper. Sarah resides in Port Deposit with her husband and two children.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys the outdoors and reading. She also has many pets including a Jack Russel, Fiona, a Lab, Westley, four cats (Kenobi, Riddick, Callie and Snarf), and two rabbits (Atila the Bun and Buddy).
Jessica Kyle — Veterinary Technician
Jessica joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital staff in July 2009 and is currently enrolled in classes to become a registered vet tech.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Jessica loves being outdoors and riding her horses, an American Quarter Horse named Penny and a Tennessee Walking Horse named Little Bit. She also has three cats – Belle, Tequila, and Sparrow. She also has a dog, Remy.
Rachael Pierce — Veterinary Technician
Rachael joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital family in April 2016. In 2012 she followed her love of animals and attended Cecil College's Veterinary Assistant program. Rachael has worked her way up the ranks and is an accomplished veterinary technician. She is raising her two teenage children, but plans on enrolling in classes at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to become a registered technician.
Rachael enjoys spending time at the beach, going kayaking, and hanging out with friends and family. She also has two mixed breed dogs, Manny and Karma and two cats, Sage and Rey.
Elizabeth Mortimer — Veterinary Assistant
After volunteering for several months, Liz joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital team in September 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant. She recently graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Liz is one of our seasonal staff members and will be attending veterinarian school in London this coming fall. In her spare time, she likes to read and hang out with friends. Liz also has a cat named Mia.
Nicole Long — Veterinary Assistant
Nikki is one of our seasonal staff members and joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital team in May 2015. She hopes to one day become a veterinarian and is in the process of applying to vet school.
When she is not working, she spends her time doing large animal internships. She also has six dogs, all Australian Shepherds, and two cats.
Courtney Rozek — Receptionist
Courtney joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital team in October 2009 and has been a great addition to our reception staff. She resides in Rising Sun and has two small children and six dogs – three Chihuahuas (Ruby, Don Juan, and Max), a Cocker Spaniel, Scrappy Doo, a Pug, Jasper, and a French Mastiff, Reine.
On the weekends, Courtney enjoys spending the day at the park with her children and going on beach trips.
Jane Sewald — Receptionist
Jane moved to Maryland in 1994 and started working at Basin Run Animal Hospital. After a brief leave she returned in 2011. Jane resides in Conowingo with her husband, Terry.
Her greatest joy is spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Christine Chavez — Receptionist
Christine joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital staff in February 2017 and has been a wonderful addition to our receptionist staff. She plans to go to school to obtain her veterinary technician license.
In her free time, Christine enjoys writing, singing, playing her guitar and spending time with her husband and two dogs and cat, Stella.
Kerry Duvall — Receptionist
Kerry began working for Basin Run Animal Hospital in 2002. After being away for 3 years to start a family, she returned in 2014. Kerry graduated from Western Maryland College in 2000 with a BA in Sociology. At WMC she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and team captain of both the Field Hockey and Track & Field teams. She also achieved All American status as a sprinter, hurdler and jumper.
Kerry resides in Rising Sun with her husband, two daughters, and their two dogs, a collie (Kipton) and a bloodhound (Maple). She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, swimming and church activities.
Tanya — Receptionist
Originally from Seattle Washington, Tanya moved around a lot due to her parents being in the military and she grew up mainly overseas. Tanya joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital team in May 2017 and brings over 10 years of experience in the veterinarian industry.
Tanya currently resides in the North East with her husband and daughter, two dogs, one cat, and two red-eyed tree frogs. In her spare she time enjoys swimming, reading, and trail walking with dogs.
Jennifer Adkins — Inventory
Jennifer works in the back office keeping track of our inventory. She joined the Basin Run Animal Hospital team in March of 2011. Jennifer and her husband are empty-nesters (no more children living at home) and are enjoying every minute of it.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys horseback riding, knitting, weaving and traveling. She also has a Mastiff/Lab mix, Max and a cat, Mattison.
Kathie Lowman — Office Assistant
Kathie has been with the Basin Run Animal Hospital team since July of 1989. She lives in Colora with her husband Jim.
Kathie loves traveling, antiquing, and spending time with her family. Some of her favorite vacation and travel spots are Outer Banks, NC and San Antonio, TX.
Kendyl Jones — Kennel Assistant
Kendyl joined the staff of Basin Run Animal Hospital in February of 2016. She attends Rising Sun High School and plans to purse Veterinary medicine when she graduates.
Kendyl enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a dog, Toby and a cat, Angel.
Denise — Groomer
Denise joined our staff as a groomer in 2011 after a long career in the Cosmetology industry. She has 3 Chihuahuas (Bitsy, Socks and Tipper), a cat named Miko, a horse and 2 miniature donkeys. Denise is here Wednesday through Saturday.