Dr. Tierney Whalen was four years old when she told her parents she either wanted to become the Crocodile Hunter or a veterinarian. Animal Planet has not returned her phone calls but she did achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Growing up, Dr. Whalen played competitive soccer and spent her free time riding and working around horses.
Dr. Whalen earned her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science at the University of Florida. She also graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a proud Gator Alumni but she does not hold it against her non-Gator clients. She worked as a veterinary technician and equestrian trainer throughout most of her college career.
Dr. Whalen loves working in the field of veterinary medicine and has dedicated her life to helping all animals (large, small, scaly, and feathered) in any way she can. She enjoys hanging out on the beach, trying new restaurants, and spending time at home with her two trouble-making dogs, Jake and Chevy. She is ecstatic about meeting and helping serve the animals and people of Granada Animal Hospital.