Dr Vanessa Grose was schooled in Brisbane with school holidays spent on a sheep and cattle property near Dirranbandi. Animals have always been a huge part of her life. "We had a big hobby farm with every animal imaginable over the years." Dr Grose always wanted to be a vet but at the end of high school she felt it was unattainable and started a Bachelor of Science. It soon became evident there was nothing else she wanted to do so after completing her Science degree, she enrolled in to vet school.
"During vet school I worked with a General Practice and as an Emergency Nurse at AES. Working as a nurse was invaluable and set me up well for graduation." Vanessa went on to work in general practice for a few years and in 2014, she commenced with Animal Emergency Service.
"The stars aligned and I have not looked back. I love emergency medicine, being at the forefront of best practice medicine and continually learning. Saving lives gives me purpose."
When not at work, Vanessa likes sleeping "my most favourite past time", training and studying.