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.
Rose has been working in the industry as a nurse for over 10 years. She has worked in a mixture of large, small and emergency hospitals all over Australia.
Rose has a strong passion for animals, in particular Pet Therapy which she does with her beautiful Staffy mix – Moe. She also has a golden Labrador, Cruz, who lives up to her Labrador name and keeps everyone in the house very entertained.
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.
Kath began her career in the animal industry at a young age by dog walking and pet sitting for her friends and family’s pets.
She graduated with a Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2018 and shortly after began studying Certificate IV Vet Nursing through Box Hill Institute in 2019.
Kath is currently owned by her cat, Clio, but one day hopes to expand her “fur family” to include a variety of animals. She enjoys learning and teaching and hopes to develop her skills in the animal industry and apply her Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications)/Teaching degrees to teach future students of nursing, raise awareness for the joy of animal adoption and continue with her pet minding/sitting and dog walking business
Kathryn has a love for animals and in particular animal behaviour. She runs the puppy pre-school and adores every minute of it.