Bondi Vet

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Bondi Vet
Bondi-vet.jpg
Also known as
  • Dr. Chris: Pet Vet (United States)
  • Ветеринар Бондай Бич (Russia)
  • Veterinario al rescate (Spain)
  • Veterinář z Bondi beach (Czech Republic)
  • Weterynarz z Antypodów (Poland)
  • Le Vet de Bondi (Quebec)
  • De Dierenkliniek Down Under (Netherlands)
GenreFactual
StarringChris Brown
Lisa Chimes
Tim Faulkner
Andrew Marchevsky
Narrated bySteve Oemcke (Australia)
Alex Rain (United States)
Opening theme"Coming Home"
by Alex Lloyd
ComposerNeil Sutherland
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes161 (as of 9 July 2016)
Production
Executive producerDavid Williams
Producers
  • Jane Caswell
  • Anne-Maree Sparkman
  • Phillip Tanner
CinematographyJeff Lawson, Mark Hooper
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time43 minutes
Production companyWTFN Entertainment
Release
Original networkNetwork Ten
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release5 February 2009 (2009-02-05) –
9 July 2016 (2016-07-09)
Chronology
Followed byBondi Vet: Coast to Coast
Related showsBondi Rescue
External links
Website
Production website

Bondi Vet is an Australian factual television series. It follows the lives of veterinary surgeon Chris Brown at the Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital[1][2][3] (near Bondi Beach), and emergency veterinarian Lisa Chimes at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH),[4] in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde.[5]

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. Bondi Vet screened for seven seasons on Network Ten.[6]

From 28 September 2013 to 25 May 2019, the show had been seen on Saturday mornings in the United States on the CBS network, under the title of Dr. Chris: Pet Vet (only using the first name to avoid confusion with the American musical artist of the same name). The program was slightly re-edited by American distributor Litton Entertainment to comply with American requirements regarding educational children's programming.

Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast[edit]

Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast
Also known as
  • Vets on the Beach (US)
GenreFactual
Starring
  • Peter Ricci
  • Alex Haynes
  • Kate Adams
  • Lewis Hunt
  • Danni Dusek
  • Tim Faulkner
  • Audrey Shen
  • Alison Shen
Narrated bySteve Oemcke
Opening theme"Back to Life" by Danni Dusek
ComposerNeil Sutherland
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes25
Production
Executive producerWes Crook
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production companyWTFN Entertainment
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
First shown inCanada
Original release11 October 2019 (2019-10-11) –
present
External links
Website
Production website

In March 2017, Brown announced he was stepping down as host due to his extensive television hosting and presenting schedule. The series production company, WTFN Entertainment, searched for a new host.[7] Over 800 nominations were received in just a week of the announcement and it was revealed that a top 10 would be nominated and the public would decide who the next Bondi Vet would be.[8] In July 2017, a top 5 shortlist of vets from around Australia was revealed.[9]

In November 2017, WTFN Entertainment revealed that the series will showcase multiple vets in the next series instead of one and they will be Dr Peter Ricci, Dr Alex Hynes, Dr Kate Adams, Dr Lewis Hunt and Dr Danni Dusek.[10] The new series will be known as "Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast" and would feature vets from locations all over Australia. In December 2018, it was announced the series would be switching from Network Ten to Nine Network in 2019.[11] In February 2019, WTFN entertainment announced an additional two vets to the cast, with identical twin sisters Alison & Audrey Shen being included in the new series.[12]

Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast premiered in Australia on Nine Network on 11 October 2019 at 7:30 pm[13] and concluded on 29 November 2019. It first premiered in Canada on the Cottage Life TV network on 27 March 2019.[14][15]

It was officially renewed for a second series in February 2021,[16] which premiered on 14 May 2021, and was renewed for a third series which will air in 2022.[17]

Casts[edit]

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)
  • Andrew Marchevsky, BVSc (Hons), MVS, FANZCVS[b] – specialist veterinarian surgeon (SASH)
  • Tim Faulkner – general manager (Australian Reptile Park)

Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast team[edit]

  • Peter Ricci, BVSc BVMS – small animal emergency veterinarian (The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University) and wildlife and zoo veterinarian (Perth Zoo)
  • Alex Hynes BVSc MVS MANZCVS – emergency and critical care veterinarian (Animal Emergency Service)
  • Kate Adams – veterinary surgeon (Bondi veterinary hospital)
  • Lewis Hunt – veterinary surgeon
  • Danni Dusek – veterinary surgeon
  • Tim Faulkner – general manager (Australian Reptile Park)
  • Audrey Shen – mobile veterinarian
  • Alison Shen – mobile veterinarian

Nominations and awards[edit]

Year Nominee Award Result
2015 Bondi Vet Logie Award for Most Popular Reality Program Nominated[18]
2016 Bondi Vet Logie Award for Best Factual Program Nominated

Broadcast[edit]

The series was broadcast in the United States, on CBS as part of their educational CBS Dream Team Saturday morning programming strand programmed by Litton Entertainment, under the title of Dr. Chris: Pet Vet. The series ran from 28 September 2013 to 25 May 2019.[19][20] After 2019, it was renamed Pet Vet Dream Team. In Canada, the series is broadcast on CBC Television. In Czech Republic, the series is broadcast on Animal Planet. In the Netherlands, it is broadcast on RTL5 after TLC broadcast the show first. The RTL5 episodes are edited different in comparison to the TLC episodes. In Spain, the series is broadcast on BeMad TV.

Home media[edit]

Season Release dates Number of episodes Number of discs Special features
Season 1 10 February 2011 (2011-02-10)[21] 14 2 N/A
Season 1 & 2 3 July 2015 14 +16 6 N/A
Season 3 3 July 2015 15 3 N/A
Season 4 3 July 2015 16 3 N/A
Season 5 5 August 2015 30 5 N/A
Season 6 5 August 2015 30 5 N/A
Season 7 3 April 2016 29 5 N/A
Season 8 TBA 13 N/A
Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast TBA 10 N/A

Notes[edit]

  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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital. "Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital". Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  2. ^ Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital. "The Bondi Vet with Chris Brown". Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. ^ Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital. "Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital staff". Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  4. ^ "SASH vets". Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  5. ^ "SASH vet hospital". Archived from the original on 27 November 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  6. ^ Network Ten. "Bondi Vet – Ten Network website". TenPlay – Bondi Vet. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Dr Chris Brown: 'Now I will just be a Bondi vet rather than the host of Bondi Vet'". news.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Viewers will choose the next Bondi Vet star". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Five docs shortlisted as next Bondi Vet". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Four new faces in new-look Bondi Vet". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  11. ^ "New-look Bondi Vet heading to Nine". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Two new cast members for Bondi Vet announced". Bondi Vet. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  13. ^ Knox, David (4 October 2019). "Airdate: Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Bondi Vet: Coast To Coast". Cottage Life Television. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  15. ^ Hynes, Alex (27 March 2019). "Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast – Canada Premiere 27 March". Dr Alex Hynes. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  16. ^ Knox, David (1 February 2021). "Programmer's Wrap 2021: Nine". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  17. ^ Harris, Sam (16 September 2021). "WTFN Secures Multiple Re-Commissions With The Nine Network". WTFN. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Logie Awards 2015: Nominees announced". NewsComAu. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  19. ^ Idato, Michael (3 August 2013). "Dr Chris Brown heads to the US small screen". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  20. ^ "Dr. Chris Pet Vet". CBS. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  21. ^ "Buy Bondi Vet – Season 1 (2 Disc Set) on DVD-Video from EzyDVD.com.au". Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2014.

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