Chris Brown (veterinarian)

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Chris Brown
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Brown at the 2013 Flickerfest
Born (1978-09-11) 11 September 1978 (age 36) [1][2]
Merewether Heights, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia[3]
Occupation Veterinarian, television personality, author
Known for Bondi Vet, The Living Room

Chris Brown (born 11 September, 1978) is an Australian veterinarian, television personality and author. He is best known for his television series Bondi Vet, which began screening in 2009. He is also a regular guest panellist on The Project and a co-host on The Living Room.

Early life and education[edit]

Brown was born and grew up in the suburbs of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, where his father was the local vet. He attended Merewether Public School and Merewether High School.[3] He graduated from Sydney University with First Class Honours in Veterinary Science in 2001.[4][5]

Career[edit]

After graduating from university, Brown began work at a clinic in Sydney's North Shore. He travelled to remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory to treat animals.[6][7][8] In 2008, he also began writing a column called "Pet Page" in Woman’s Day magazine and was interviewed on radio stations Triple M and Vega FM.

In 2008, he began Bondi Vet on Network Ten, a factual television program that chronicles his life and work at a veterinary clinic at Bondi Junction. The series is now being shown on Saturday mornings in the United States, by the CBS network, under the title of "Dr. Chris: Pet Vet", with broadcasting having begun in that country on 28 September, 2013.[9][10]

In 2010, Brown became a regular guest panelist on Network Ten's talk show The Project and he is also a fill in host for Charlie Pickering.

In 2012, Brown began co-hosting Network Ten's lifestyle show The Living Room with Amanda Keller, Miguel Maestre and Barry Du Bois. Brown presents the travel and pet segments on the program.[11]

In 2015, Brown will co-host the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! with Julia Morris.

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