Anthony was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and grew up in Townsville for most of his early years. He boarded at Brisbane Grammar School at the age of 12 – and that same year started doing volunteer work at Greencross Currajong Veterinary Hospital.
Every school holiday for 5 years from grades 8 through 12, Anthony ‘lived’ at Currajong, doing basic nursing for animals. After graduating in 2002 from Brisbane Grammar School, Anthony traveled overseas for a year with his brother, Yianni.
Anthony then worked for several years at Greencross (Kessels Road in McGregor), a referral clinic for orthopaedic veterinary care.
Anthony began studying for a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology at James Cook University in Townsville, and then moved into Veterinary Science study at the University of Queensland. He worked as a veterinary nurse for three years, at Albion Veterinary Surgery and Eatons Hill Veterinary Surgery, throughout the period of his veterinary studies at University.
Anthony has a special interest in chronic disease management and internal medicine. He has also has pursued extended courses in surgery orthopaedic surgery, the head and neck, reconstructive soft tissue surgery, and wound management. He regularly attends continuing veterinary education programs to stay on the leading edge of veterinary knowledge and practice.