Animal Emergency Service Carrara Nurse Alana Glading with a dog

Alana Glading

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Alana Glading has always loved animals and knew since she was in high school she wanted to be a veterinary nurse. Now, after over 10 years of veterinary nursing, Alana hasn’t looked back and loves it just as much as she did when she first became a vet nurse!

For anyone interested in becoming a veterinary nurse, Alana says while it’s a hard job it’s so rewarding! For her, the patient that holds a special place in her heart was a dog who came in with tick paralysis but also had a heart murmur. He was placed on a ventilator for a week then had to have a tracheostomy. But after three weeks in hospital, seeing him recover and go home to his family was unforgettable.

 

Three quick questions with Alana

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How did you end up in emergency medicine?

I always knew I wanted to work in emergency. I love the busy adrenaline rush and always being on your feet and not knowing what’s going to come through the door next!
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Tell us about why you like working for Animal Emergency Service.

Everybody is so passionate about what they do and about giving the best care possible to each and every patient that walks through the door and are treated like they are our own pets. There is so much support for everyone no matter what time of day it is.
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Is there an activity you love doing with your pets?

Me and my partner love taking our two fur kiddies, Mia and Jet, down to run around at the beach or to a cafe with us.

I also have two cats – one of which she thinks she is a dog!