After graduating from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 2003, Reinette worked in a busy small animal clinic in the north of Pretoria. During this time she got the opportunity to visit several African countries to provide veterinary care to Mine Detection Dogs and to complete a post graduate honors degree in Small Animal Medicine in 2009.
At the end of 2009, she started to work at a clinic in the east of Pretoria. Here she had the opportunity to provide veterinary care for exotic pets, including reptiles, monkeys, birds and small pocket pets. With such a varied caseload, she was able to extend her surgical skills, which was something she enjoyed thoroughly.
In 2016 she moved to Sydney to practice in several small animal clinics and worked in the pet industry for a short while before joining the Normanhurst Vet team in 2019.
In her free time she loves to go for runs with her husband and to travel to interesting places. Reinette can speak the Afrikaans language fluently.