Chris Brown (veterinarian)
11 September 1978|
Newcastle, New South Wales
|Residence||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Other names||Dr. Chris Brown|
|Occupation||Veterinarian, television personality, author|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
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 hosts "The Open Road with Doctor Chris" on CBS. He is known to also be a big advocate for Pedigree, appearing in multiple ads. He is also a regular guest panellist on The Project and a co-host on The Living Room, as well as being a co-host on the Australian series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Early life and education
Brown was born and grew up in the suburbs of Merewether Heights, Newcastle, New South Wales, where his father was a local vet. He attended Merewether Heights Public School and Merewether High School. He was known to be a straight A student. He graduated from The University of Sydney with First Class Honours in Veterinary Science in 2001.
Brown's first television presenting role as a vet was on Harry's Practice in 2003, for which he was nominated for a "Most Popular New Talent" Logie Award. He became a presenter on Channel Nine’s Burke's Backyard in 2004 and made regular appearances on Today. His first book, The Family Guide to Pets, was released in 2005 and sold over 25,000 copies. 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. Since 28 September 2013 the show is seen on Saturday mornings in the United States on the CBS network, under the title of Dr. Chris: Pet Vet."
On 1 February 2015, Brown began co-hosting the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! with Julia Morris, also on Network Ten. He has continued to present the series since 2015, alongside Morris.
In March 2017, Brown announced he was stepping down as host of Bondi Vet due to an extensive schedule.
Vet Gone Wild, a series that began airing on Animal Planet (US) in June 2018, features Brown helping animals in various situations outside of Sydney. He even ventures out to other countries in some episodes.
- Pet Propelled - Newcastle Herald - published 16 February 2012
- "Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital staff". bondijunctionvet.com. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Host Bio: Dr. Chris Brown". cbsdreamteam.com. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- Shearer, Geoff (31 March 2009). "Bondi Vet Chris Brown aids indigenous health". The Courier-Mail. Archived from the original on 11 April 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Chris Brown Biography". ICMI Speakers and Entertainers. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Talent list: Dr Chris Brown". onyasoapbox.com. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- Idato, Michael (3 August 2013). "Dr Chris Brown heads to the US small screen". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "Dr. Chris Pet Vet". CBS Dream Team. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "The Living Room". TenPlay - The Living Room. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
- "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.
- Vet Gone Wild page, Animal Planet.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
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- Heart-throb has animal attraction - Herald Sun - published 28 April 2012
- Dr Chris Brown - "Today" - Channel Nine
- Bondi Vet Chris Brown aids indigenous health - The Courier-Mail - published 31 March 2009
- Dr Chris Brown biography
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