Our Vets

Dr Matt McLennan

Matt graduated from Sydney University with a goal to help pets and make their lives a little easier. This was his way of giving back to the wonderful pets and animals that had touched his life as a boy growing up in the local area.

Matt started Normanhurst Vet Practice in 2010. Initially the practice was solely Mobile, but in 2011 the practice expanded to include the fully equipped vet clinic located at Normanhurst.

Over the years, Matt has worked at a few different veterinary clinics. His first veterinary position was at the RSPCA, and since then has worked in Sydney’s Hills and Hornsby Districts and Upper North Shore. It has been during these times that Matt has developed a passion for surgery.

At home, Matt lives with a Sheltie named Tully who thoroughly rules the house. Tully is put with the task of choosing which of Matt’s three children to sleep with at night! Matt relaxes by playing with Rubix cubes and by going for runs along bush trails.

Stephanie Drane

BVSc (Hons 1)

Dr Stephanie graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in 2010. She worked for 4 years in a large Sydney clinic before moving to London with her husband and dog, Hunter. Stephanie spent 2 years working in a busy central London hospital and also did some locum work which allowed her to work in a number of different interesting areas in London.

After spending some time travelling and exploring Europe, Stephanie has settled back down in Sydney. She has a young son, Oliver who keeps her very busy in her spare time!

Reinette Swart

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.