Bondi Vet is an Australian Reality TV programme wherein Kindly Vets rescue animals, and nearly always succeed.
The original series ran from 2009 to 2016, featuring:
- Dr Chris Brown – Veterinary surgeon at Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital, near Sydney's Bondi Beach (hence the show title).
- Dr Lisa Chimes – An emergency veterinarian at Sydney's Small Animal Surgical Hospital (SASH).
- Dr Andrew Marchevsky – A specialist surgeon at SASH.
- Tim Faulkner – The only non-vet among the cast; general manager of the Australian Reptile Park, a zoo in New South Wales' Central Coast region.
In early 2017, Dr Chris stepped down as host, citing his increasing television hosting schedule. The producers searched for a new host, but instead decided to reboot the series to feature vets throughout the country. The second incarnation of the series debuted in 2019 as Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast. Faulkner returned for the rebooted series; veterinarians featured include:
- Dr Peter Ricci – Has a diverse practice in Perth, serving both as a small animal emergency veterinarian and a wildlife and zoo veterinarian.
- Dr Alex Hynes – An emergency veterinarian in Gold Coast.
- Dr Kate Adams – Veterinary surgeon at Bondi Veterinary Hospital, another practice in the Bondi area.
- Dr Lewis Hunt
- Dr Danni Dusek — Practices in a combined veterinary clinic and animal rescue in Melbourne.
- Drs Alison and Audrey Shen – Identical twins who operate a mobile veterinary service in Sydney.
While not part of the main cast, other veterinarians have been featured on Coast to Coast, including:
- Dr Gerardo Poli – Practices alongside his girlfriend, Dr Alex.
This show provides examples of:
- The Big Guy: Dr Chris is 6'5"/1.96 m.
- Kindly Vet: Duh.
- Lady Mondegreen: Fans have called it Blond Guy Vet, with Dr Chris as the eponymous Blond Guy.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Dr Chris has a very distinctive jawline.
- Tag Team Twins: Drs Alison and Audrey.