Bondi Vet

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Bondi Vet
Also known as Dr. Chris: Pet Vet
(United States)
Veterinario al rescate
Veterinář z Bondi beach
(Czech Republic)
Genre Factual
Starring Chris Brown
Lisa Chimes
Tim Faulkner
Andrew Marchevsky
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 8
No. of episodes 161 (as of 9 July 2016)
Executive producer(s) David Williams
  • Jane Caswell
  • Anne-Maree Sparkman
Running time 43 minutes
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
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[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 is now in its seventh season.[6] The series airs on Network Ten on Saturday night from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Bondi Vet can also be seen on Network Ten on Wednesday morning from 11.00am to 12.00pm.

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)

Nominations and awards[edit]

Year Nominee Award Result
2015 Bondi Vet Most Popular Reality Program Nominated[7]
2016 Bondi Vet Best Factual Program Nominated


The series is broadcast in the United States, on CBS as part of 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.[8][9] 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 TLC.

Home media[edit]

Season Release dates Number of episodes Number of discs Special features
Season 1 10 February 2011 (2011-02-10)[10] 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


  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. ^ 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". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Network Ten. "Bondi Vet – Ten Network website". TenPlay – Bondi Vet. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  7. ^ The full list of Logies nominations for 2015
  8. ^ Idato, Michael (3 August 2013). "Dr Chris Brown heads to the US small screen". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dr. Chris Pet Vet". CBS. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Buy Bondi Vet – Season 1 (2 Disc Set) on DVD-Video from". Retrieved 29 November 2014. 

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