Ninette graduated in South Africa in 1999 and received her specialist degree in 2004. She has been a registered specialist in small animal internal medicine in South Africa since then.
In 2008 she was awarded "Young Veterinarian of the Year" for outstanding services to the veterinary profession.
Ninette has practiced both in private referral practice and the university setting in South Africa before moving to Australia in 2009 to help set up the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at James Cook University in Townsville. In 2013 Ninette returned to private referral practice and joined VSS at Carrara on the Gold Coast.
Ninette has been the author of multiple text book chapters and journal articles and has presented extensively including at World Veterinary International conferences.