Meet our Team
Dr. Amanda Gross (BVSc)
Practice Owner / Veterinary Surgeon
Amanda moved to Balwyn Veterinary Surgery in 2000 to work alongside Dr. Hugh Wirth. After Hugh retired in 2006, Amanda purchased the practice and became the owner.
After being in the retail sector since school, Amanda returned to study to pursue a career in Veterinary Science as a mature age student. She graduated from Melbourne University in 1996 and began practicing in South Caulfield where she worked with small animals for 2 years.
From there, she moved back to The University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinical Centre in Werribee where for another 2 years, she fine tuned her veterinary skills, tutored and mentored students.
In 2000, Amanda started at The Balwyn Veterinary Surgery with Dr Hugh Wirth and continued to work along side him, becoming a partner in 2004. After his retirement in 2006, Amanda and Dr Antony Gross took over the practise, where Amanda worked part-time whilst raising her 3 children.
From 2016, Amanda is the sole proprietor of the practise and will continue to offer her loyal clients and their pets the very best of care, along with her team of friendly, dedicated staff, to ensure their beloved pets remain happy and healthy for a very long time.
Amanda is local to the area and lives with her 3 children, 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Dr. Antony Gross
Practice Owner / Veterinary Surgeon
Antony completed his Veterinary Science degree in 1996. For over 20 years Antony worked at The Diamond Creek Veterinary Hospital until he decided to slow down the fast pace of veterinary life, and sell the practice.
Antony now jointly owns the Balwyn clinic with Amanda, and works mainly behind the scenes doing surgery and running the business. His interests include surgery, but out of work you can find him enjoying books and classical music. He has a particular interest in antique atlases.
Practice Manager / Head Veterinary Nurse
Alicia has been in the animal industry for over 17 years, and has been a veterinary nurse since 2008 – Having only taken a short break to have her two beautiful daughters, who everyday, continue to amaze her.
Alicia has always had a passion for animals since she was very young, and always wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She has a special interest in animal behaviour and in her (rare) free time she enjoys horse riding and spending time with her family.
As well as her human family, her animal family consists of a very large Bullmastiff called Missy, a young Havanese called Penny, and a gorgeous fluffy cat called Harry.
Dr. Sanchi Aggarwal
Sanchi graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She worked in a busy small animal clinic before setting off to London in 2017, where she spent one year working and travelling. Shortly after her return Sanchi joined our team at Balwyn in early 2018.
Sanchi has a 3 year old exuberant Groodle and knows all too well that animals can become part of the family.
Sanchi is pleased to be servicing the local Boroondara community and aims to provide the best care for your pet within your means.
Dr. Darcy Marshall
Bio to come!
Jess has always had an interest in animals and began nursing in 2016, becoming fully qualified in 2018.
Jess has a particular interest in exploratory techniques such as radiology and ultra sonography. Jess also has a love for and a large interest in surgeries and surgical nursing. She takes pride in her anaesthetics, patient care and recovery.
Jess loves to have a chat with clients while providing advice for them and their pets. She is a bubbly, happy nurse who is always happy to lend a hand.
Jess spends her time outside the clinic playing tennis, baking, and painting colourful pet portraits.
Jess currently lives at home residing with her discus fish Penelope, domestic short hair Pam and her Pembroke Welsh Corgie Freddie.
Anina is currently completing her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.
Anina grew up with cats and still has a love for them, however in recent years her life has willingly been taken over by bunnies. She currently has two lop eared rabbits, and has fostered many rescue bunnies.
Anina spends her spare time working at her local rabbit and guinea pig shelter, caring for and fostering rescue rabbits.
Paris lives with her partner, older brother and her Kelpie Cross Rottweiler, who is a large ball of energy.
Paris enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets, going on road trips, music and horse riding.
Paris has always had a natural love for animals and always wanted to pursue a career with them, so she began nursing and has never looked back!
Kath began her career in the animal industry at a young age by dog walking and pet sitting her family and friends pets.
Kath graduated with her certificate 2 in Animal Studies in 2018 and shortly after began studying her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.
Kath is currently owned by her cat Clio, and one day hopes to expand her fur family to include a variety of pets.
Kath enjoys learning and teaching and one day hopes to develop her skills in the animal industry and apply for a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication / Teaching degree) to enable her to teach future nursing students and also raise awareness for the joy of animal adoption.
Kath is keen to continue and grow her pet minding and dog walking business.
Bio to come!