Alana graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 2005. After graduation, she worked at the UQ Veterinary Teaching Hospital at St. Lucia for several years in various roles, including: emergency veterinarian, rotating small animal intern, and radiology intern. In 2009, she was awarded Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Radiology).

Alana moved to South Australia in 2010 to take up a position as Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Adelaide, during which time she expanded her teaching and research experience.

In July 2012, Alana began a 3-year residency program in Diagnostic Imaging at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, New York, and passed her certifying board examinations to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2015.

Alana enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging in all species, but has particular interests in diagnostic ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT).