Dr Alana Gritton
About Dr Alana Gritton:
I started working in a veterinary practice at the age of 14 years in a thriving Bundaberg clinic, cleaning cages. Nothing like starting from the bottom! I studied veterinary science at the University of Queensland and then went back to my home clinic to work as a fully fledged veterinarian. Since then I have worked at a number of practices in Brisbane and also in England. I have been with Vetlove for close to 2 years now.
Why did you become a veterinarian?
Having a deep seated love for animals was the foundation of my career choice. I also love the interaction with clients, the people who share this passion.
What do you enjoy most about being a vet or vet nurse?
It is a privilege being a vet. One gets to work with trusting, loving animals and their devoted owners. We get to solve problems and subsequently improve the lives of animals and people. We get to relieve pain and ill health and sometimes share in some very intimate moments between pets and their owners.
Do you have any pets at home?
I have just acquired two chocolate Burmese kittens called Tilly and Polly aka “double trouble”! They join Iceman’, ‘Dash’ and Chocolate’ our free range guinea pigs.
What’s your special interest in the veterinary field?
I have studied and completed my Membership at the Australian and NZ College of Veterinary Scientists specialising in small animal internal medicine.
Favourite Animal/s?, why?
Picking just one favourite animal is a hard task. I love big cats, elephants, primates and sea horses as well as dogs, cats and guinea pigs.
Most memorable moment:
My world changed forever when I became a mother. My three children are my greatest pride.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I am an avid organiser and love my label printer. I LOVE coffee and a good chat!
What are you most looking forward to in 5 years as a Veterinarian?
I can’t wait to continue serving the community and helping people and their pets on a daily basis. I hope to be a better vet tomorrow than I am today!