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Search for the New Bondi Vet


Search Underway For New Bondi Vet

A national search has been launched to find Australia’s next TV vet.

TV production company WTFN Entertainment, the creators of Bondi Vet and The Living Room, has called for the public’s help to find the next star of Bondi Vet.

WTFN’s Director of Content, Steve Oemcke, said the company is looking for an experienced vet who can work on the show’s iconic “Bondi Vet” series, or anchor their very own vet series.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a talented vet with strong communication skills. The person we are looking for must have a proven track record of caring for animals and their owners.

“A recent post on Facebook requesting people to nominate their favourite vets triggered an amazing response, so we have decided to take it one step further and ask the public to go to and nominate the vet they think could be the New Bondi Vet.”

“Unfortunately Dr Chris Brown won’t be on the show in the future because he is too busy with his commitments as co-host on “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here” and as a travel reporter on “The Living Room”.

“During eight seasons on Bondi Vet, Chris has certainly set the standard for TV vets, so the new Bondi Vet has very big shoes to fill.”

WTFN’s catalogue of vet shows is expanding with a UK-based series “Vet On The Hill” featuring Aussie vet Dr Scott Miller already into a second series for Channel 4, and a pilot for another vet series in the United States under consideration by broadcasters.

Meanwhile, “Dr Lisa to the Rescue” featuring Bondi Vet co-star Lisa Chimes will air on Channel Nine in July.

“Pet food and pet care is a multi-billion dollar industry in Australia and we know pet owners are looking for ways to fulfill their passion for their special friends,” said WTFN’s Chief Executive Officer, Daryl Talbot.

“WTFN is committed to providing entertainment, information and digital applications that will enhance the experience of pet owners.”

“We would love as many pet lovers as possible to nominate their favourite vets. Ideally our national search will find the person who will help us to continue to tell great animals stories for the next decade and beyond.”

“We are going to collect nominations at and then as part of the selection process we will give the public the opportunity to vote for the person they think should be the next Bondi Vet.”

“The nation’s favourite will receive a program development deal with WTFN, the first step to starring in their own TV show,” said Mr Talbot.


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