Our Team

IMG_8326Dr Andrew Comins

Andrew qualified at the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 1996 and started in private practice in Durban and Kempton Park before settling in Pretoria.  He ran the Monument Park Veterinary Practice (a subsidiary of the Pierre Van Ryneveld Veterinary Practice) for 11 years.  In 2009, he purchased the Moreleta Ridge Animal Clinic and has grown the clinic into a successful and caring ‘business’, where he thrives on general practice , with a special interest in surgery.

He is an avid outdoor person with a love of camping, wild life and Scouting with his 2 sons.  Cats and dogs are all part of the family.

Dr Patricia Reeve (Comins)IMG_8328

Patricia , who is married to Andrew, also graduated from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 1998. She gained experience at practices in Boksburg and Pretoria, with a period of 10 years at Elardus Park Animal Clinic. With the steadily expanding client base at Moreleta Ridge Animal Clinic, Patricia joined Andrew in the practice in 2013. Her special interests are diagnostics and ultrasonography.

Much of Patricia’s ‘spare’ time is spent supporting their 2 sons in their activities, and she shares the passion for outdoor occasions.

Veterinary Nurse Sr Priscilla Hennop

Priscilla qualified as a Veterinary nurse from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 2014.  She joined the practice in 2019 after working at Pierre Van Ryneveld Veterinary Practice for 4 years.

Receptionist Marianne RetiefIMG_8315

Marianne has more than 10 years experience in Veterinary Clinics. She is responsible for the Practice Reception and maintenance of stock in the Vet Store. She likes reading, listening to music and spending time with her pets.


Dina has been part of the family since 2001 and maintains helps to maintain cleanliness of the practice.


Tumelo joined the clinic in 2023 as a Kennelman. He takes great pride in maintaining the cleanliness of the clinic at all times.



Frans has a long history with the family.  He maintains our gardens and all paint work around the practice

Jock and Gus


Last but certainly not least is Jock, the Golden Retriever an Gus the Labrador cross.  They are the emergency blood donor for the clinic and, behind the scenes, have already saved a number of lives of the clinic’s patients.

Gus arrived as a dumped animal as a 3month old puppy and has been with us for the last 10 years. Sadly due to his age and underlying chronic illness he has been retired from blood donations.

Jock sadly passed away in 2020 and will be greatly missed by all.