Christo graduated from the University of Pretoria at Onderstepoort, South Africa in 1985. He enjoyed a mixed workload of cattle and small animals and owned his own practice for 5 years before immigrating to New Zealand. He worked for the most time in the Waikato, in Hamilton where his workload was mixed again, but with a larger emphasis on cattle work. Christo moved to Australia for family reasons and joined Maffra Vet Centre in 2015 where his main work is with cattle again. His main interests are clinical work and lameness. Christo enjoys the outdoors and loves to go hiking and kayaking and of course watching rugby!