Bondi Vet

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Bondi Vet
Also known as Dr. Chris: Pet Vet
(United States)
Veterinario al rescate
Genre Factual
Narrated by Steve Oemcke
Opening theme "Coming Home"
by Alex Lloyd
Composer(s) Neil Sutherland
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 35[1]
Executive producer(s) David Williams
  • Jane Caswell
  • Anne-Maree Sparkman
Running time 23 minutes
Original channel
Picture format PAL (576i)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 5 February 2009 (2009-02-05) – present
Related shows Bondi Rescue
External links

Bondi Vet is an Australian factual television series. It follows the lives of veterinary surgeon Chris Brown at the Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital[2][3][4] (near Bondi Beach), and emergency veterinarian Lisa Chimes at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH),[5] in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde.[6]

Also featured on Bondi Vet are Andrew Marchevsky, a specialist surgeon at SASH, and Tim Faulkner of the Australian Reptile Park at Somersby on the New South Wales central coast.

The series first broadcast on 5 February 2009, with the first two full seasons averaging a rating of 0.93 million viewers in the five capital cities.[7] Bondi Vet is now in its seventh season.[8] The series airs on Network Ten on Saturday night at 7.30pm, and also on Wednesday morning at 11:00am.

Bondi Vet team[edit]

  • Chris Brown, BVSc (Hons) – veterinary surgeon (Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital)
  • Lisa Chimes, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS[a] - emergency veterinarian at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH)
  • Tim Faulkner – general manager (Australian Reptile Park)
  • Andrew Marchevsky, BVSc (Hons), MVS, FANZCVS[b] – specialist veterinarian surgeon (SASH)

International broadcasts[edit]

United States[edit]

The series is now being shown on Saturday mornings in the United States, by the CBS network on their educational CBS Dream Team Saturday morning programming strand, under the title of Dr. Chris: Pet Vet. The series began broadcasting on 28 September 2013.[9][10]

Other countries[edit]

Bondi Vet is also being broadcast in a number of other countries, including: the United Kingdom, Norway, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Thailand, Brazil, Portugal and the Ukraine.[11][12][13] The series is also being shown on CASA in Canada.[14]

Nominations and awards[edit]

2015 - "Bondi Vet" was nominated for a Logie Award in the category: Most Popular Reality Program.

Home media[edit]

Season Date released Number of episodes Number of discs Special features
Season 1 10 February 2011 (2011-02-10)[15] 14 2 N/A


  1. ^ Lisa Chimes - Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
  2. ^ Andrew Marchevsky - Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists


  1. ^ Network Ten. "Home – Network TEN". TenPlay – TENplay. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital. "Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital. "The Bondi Vet with Chris Brown". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital. "Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital staff". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "SASH vets". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "SASH vet hospital". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ratings – TV Tonight". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Network Ten. "Bondi Vet – Ten Network website". TenPlay – Bondi Vet. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Idato, Michael (3 August 2013). "Dr Chris Brown heads to the US small screen". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dr. Chris Pet Vet". CBS. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Dr Chris Brown - Bondi Vet
  12. ^ - Bondi Vet
  13. ^ Bondi Vet
  14. ^ Bondi Vet reaches TVA Canada
  15. ^ "Buy Bondi Vet – Season 1 (2 Disc Set) on DVD-Video from". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 

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