Dr. Natalie-Anne Reinhart, originally from South Africa, moved to Wilmington in 1994 with her family. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UNCW in 2005. Dr. Reinhart attended St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, and attended the University of Tennessee for her clinical year of veterinary school- graduating in 2010. Dr. Reinhart has been a small animal veterinarian in the Wilmington area ever since. She is also the appointed veterinarian for the Ruffian Foundation Cat Sanctuary.
Dr. Reinhart decided she wanted to pursue a house call/mobile veterinary practice for multiple reasons. She wanted to own her own practice, without the extreme financial investment in a veterinary hospital. That way, she could have the ability to practice compassionate, no-pressure veterinary medicine as well as have control over her schedule. In addition, she wished to get to know her clients better: House calls allow more time for Dr. Reinhart to spend with the clients and the patients. Above all, she aimed to reduce the stress the animals face when receiving their veterinary care, by coming to them in their own homes where they are more comfortable.
Dr. Reinhart is happy to take care of dogs and cats, but she admits that if she had to choose one over the other, she has a special place in her heart for her feline patients. Dr. Reinhart is owned by a snowshoe mix called Emmy, and an orange tabby girl named Rory. She also shares her home with her husband, Michael.
Dr. Reinhart’s special veterinary interests are dermatology and preventative medicine. She is an avid reader and loves to travel.