As a child, Dr Danielle Huston's career options were narrowed down to professional dancer or veterinarian. Her final decision was made when, at about the age of 11, her mother said she looked like an elephant trumpeting across the stage at her first dance recital. She has not danced since. Luckily, this pushed Danielle down the path to becoming a vet as she is infinitely happier than she would ever have been dancing. No doubt the patients she has helped over the years are thankful too.
Dr Huston has worked with Animal Emergency Service for her entire veterinary career. She commenced as a vet nurse whilst completing her veterinary degree and was lucky enough to stay on as a new grad veterinarian. She also transferred from her home base at the Underwood practice to the Sunshine Coast practice mid-2014.
Danielle is passionate about every aspect of emergency veterinary medicine. She enjoys the variety of cases and the challenging nature of the work. She is particularly passionate about her patients and always wants the very best for them and their families.
Danielle is currently completing her Masters of Small Animal Clinical Practice through Murdoch University. In her spare time she enjoys reading and the outdoors. "Living on the Sunshine Coast gives me the opportunity to explore the many bush walking and mountain climbing tracks and I'm loving it. The beach in summer is my place to run and relax. I also enjoy cooking with may husband, particularly with all the fresh and locally grown produce available here."
Her pets include Thomas, a stray Tabby whom I adopted from the University clinic in Goondiwindi when I was still at Uni. Then there came Delilah, a stray Tabby who came through work and was never claimed. She went to the pound where I tracked her down and adopted her. Then there came Tallulah, a little white and black mixed breed terrier who came from the Animal Welfare League. Then there's Kitteh, a long haired, bob-tailed Tortoiseshell I inherited from a friend who passed away. Then there's Pippa, a black and white border collie cross who came from the Australian Working Dog Rescue organisation."
They ensure my house is constantly covered in pet fur and laps are always kept warm. I wouldn't have it any other way.