Riana grew up in the picturesque western district town of Dunkeld, at the foothills of the Grampians. Studying at Melbourne University and completing her BVSC with first class honours in 2001. Being a country girl, she sought out employment in the country and settled in Shepparton in 2002. Riana also has an interest in soft tissue surgery and business management. She has also obtained her AQIS and small animal export accreditation allowing her to give advice and perform tests and vaccinations required for export of pets’ overseas. Out of hours Riana enjoys camping with family and friends, visiting Dunkeld and getting her fix of the mountains, horse riding and amateur photography.