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Final 50 revealed in search for Australia's new TV vet star!

The final 50 candidates have been announced in the nation-wide search to unearth the New Bondi Vet.

The list, which has been narrowed down from 400 individual vets and over 7,500 nominations, contains the largest amount coming from New South Wales with 16 vets followed closely by Queensland with 14, then Western Australia with 8, Victoria (7), South Australia (3) and Northern Territory & ACT with one vet each.

"The race is getting really exciting. The quality of vets in our final 50 is incredible" says WTFN Director of Content, Steve Oemcke, "We encourage Bondi Vet fans and all animal lovers to jump online and keep supporting their favourite vet. Who knows? They could become Australia's newest TV star."

The public is once again being called on to narrow the field down further with a final five vets scheduled to be announced by the end of June, and one guaranteed to come from a public vote.

The new TV vet will be announced in a major event by WTFN in early August.

Be sure to head over to the Top 50 page to vote for your favourite vet now!

FINAL 50

NSW: Tom Bayes, Laura Brown, James Crowley, Michael Demertze, Sarah Jane Goodwin, James Grimson, Lewis Hunt, Simone Maher, Andrew Ottley, Belinda Parsons, Kate Petrie, Andy Pieris, Hannah Plummer, Audrey and Alison Shen, John Thirlwell, Michael Yazbeck.

QLD: Shane Barrington, Ray Baxter, Anthony Cassimatis, Campbell Costello, Stuart Cunningham, Cam Day, Todd Dewberry, Alex Hynes, Sam Jones, Dave and Liv Lemmon, Claire Madden, Gerardo Poli, Rich Seymour, Daniel Swan

WA: Garnett and Max Hall, Michael Harwood, Milad Keihanirad, Edward Kiddel, Rebekah Outred, Peter Ricci, Marty Wray, Sally Yamamoto-Smith

VIC: Danni Dusek, Fiona Hendrie, Claire Lowy, Eben Martin, Lisa McConnell, John Russell, Amanda Sujevic

SA: John Carles and Prue Hicks, Sheridan Lathe, Cale Weston

NT: Sue Samuelsson

ACT: Tanya Caltabiano




Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.