About Renier Delport

Renier DelportI’m a 39-year-old, dynamic small animal general practitioner/veterinarian running my own practice. Additional skills include content creation, programming and website development.

I’m currently open to new and exciting opportunities (South Africa and abroad).

I see myself as an introvert, but I’m good with small groups of people and animals. I work well in small groups, can manage people well and am very organised. I also describe myself as a fast learner, life-long student, explorer and aspiring perfectionist.

My other passions include blogging, micro-electronics, creative web & graphics design, digital art, music and movies.

My veterinary qualification and experience Open section

Qualifying in 2011 with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science, I’ve since worked as a small animal, bird and exotic animal veterinarian. At my own practice, I do everything from consultations, medical work-ups and surgery to accounting, practice management and HR.

Vet Hospital Port Shepstone logoVet Hospital Port Shepstone, Port Shepstone, South Africa
Owner and General Veterinary Practitioner
Aug 2011 - current

Radiokop Animal Clinic logoRadiokop Animal Clinic, Roodepoort, South Africa
General Veterinary Practitioner
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011

Generic vet logoLocum posts, West Rand, South Africa
Various locum work at Weltevredepark Veterinary Clinic, Horison Park Veterinary Clinic, Helderkruin Veterinary Clinic, Florida Animal Hospital & Northwest After-Hours Animal Clinic. Duties included the day-to-day activities of the clinic.
May 2009 - Jan 2011

Generic vet logoNorthwest After Hours Emergency Clinic, Weltevredenpark, South Africa
After Hours Emergency Veterinarian
Jul 2009 - Jan 2011

Rant-en-Dal Animal Hospital logoRant-en-Dal Animal Hospital, Krugersdorp, South Africa
General Veterinary Practitioner
Jan 2008 - Jun 2009

University of Pretoria logoFaculty of Veterinary Science University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.)
2002 - 2007

Contact details available on request.

Website development and content creation projects Open section

I started writing my first website way back in 1998 using Notepad. Since the age of fast internet connection speeds and PHP, WordPress is my preferred choice when it comes to writing more complex websites. I still value the speed and simplicity of a simple HTML website too. Mobile-friendliness first!

Behind-the-Scenes logoBehind-the-Scenes
This website. Blogging about the things I do after hours. This website is always a work in progress.
2015 - current

Bearded Dragon Care Info logoBearded Dragon Care Info
Blogging about pet Bearded dragons and their care.
2005 - current

Vet Hospital Port Shepstone logoVet Hospital Port Shepstone
Official website of my veterinary practice. Includes an online shop, blog section and general pet information sections. Also designed the logo.
2011 - current

logoLeopard geckos 101
Blogging about pet Leopard geckos and their care.
2005 - current

Blockstad logoBlockstad
Official website of fun YouTube channel where I create digital Lego and other plastic brick-related videos.
2019 - current

Margate Round Table logoMargate Round Table official website
Official website of Margate Round Table 46. Integrated with Google calendar and a blog section. As PRO for that period, I was also responsible for blog articles about their community activities.
2016 - 2017 (discontinued)

Mind your Whiskers logoMind your Whiskers
Professional website giving advice on how to use internet technology in the South African veterinary industry. Included online shop.
2018 - 2019 (discontinued)

All websites made with WordPress using custom plugins, public plugins, customised themes and custom CSS.

Programming experience Open section

Over the last couple of years my interest in computer programming. Using the internet and online schools, I’ve taught myself how to code HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, BASH and a bit of PHP and C++. Git, MySQL, HTML Canvas, Webpack and Node.js are also on my proficiency list. Although we all want to say we’ve written our own game one day, I’ve been focussing on home automation and security projects.

Raspberry Pi home webserver logoRaspberry Pi home webserver (2016~)
Using Raspbian, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, MySQL and JavaScript. Integrated with NAS, multiple ESP-01s, other Raspberry Pis on LAN and WinSMS. Functionality includes turning lights on and off, a morning alarm playing MP3s, music player categorised by genre and a motion sensor alarm that SMS if the alarm is triggered at unexpected times.

Bash logoRaspberry Pi automated backup script (~2020)
Using Raspbian, BASH and Python 2. Integrated with BitBucket and all Raspberry Pis on LAN. Functionality includes backing up all used Raspbian scripts and config files and the ability to simply re-install all used software, scripts and related config files.

Bash logoFacebook and Twitter auto poster script (2017~)
Using Python, MySQL and BASH. Integrated with Facebook, Twitter and WordPress API, NAS and Forismatic. Events triggered based on time and date from a Raspberry Pi.

Bash logoScheduled staff meeting email script (~2017)
Using Python, MySQL and BASH. Emailing of automated meeting notices, previous minutes and new matters arising, distinguishing between the chairman, secretary and attending members. Events triggered based on time and date from a Raspberry Pi.

Software experience

I’m proficient in using Adobe Photoshop, Blender, Hitfilm Express, Microsoft Office suite, Visual Studio Code, Aptana Studio and Eclipse. My preferred operating systems are Raspbian CLI and Microsoft Windows.

To get in touch with me, please use the contact form Open form

I deal with a lot of emails and queries each day. Please only use this form to get in touch about work opportunities. If you have any enquiries or comments regarding a blog post, rather use the Disqus section at the bottom of the appropriate post.