Oriana is a University of Sydney graduate who developed a special interest in veterinary anaesthesia after an early role saw her anaesthetising eastern grey and red kangaroos as part of a population control program.

She completed an internship in Veterinary Anaesthesia at The University of Melbourne.  She achieved membership by examination to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists while employed at the Charles Sturt University Anaesthesia department..

She was part of the Anaesthesia team at The University of Sydney until 2017 when she joined the team at the University of Queensland. ​