Dr Chris Brown joins TODAY as our animal expert. He brings us everything you need to know about animal health, news and advice.
Growing up in the suburbs of Newcastle with his father as the local vet, it was the sudden decline of his dog and best mate Claude that convinced him he had to become a vet.
After graduating from Sydney University with First Class Honours, Chris took up an offer to work in a clinic on Sydney's north shore. Yet despite a busy schedule, he still managed to find time to travel to remote Aboriginal communities in the deserts of the Northern Territory to improve the health of animals that had never seen, let alone been treated by a vet.
Three years into his veterinary life, Chris was spotted by an agent in a pub telling stories over a few beers. Two weeks later, Chris began his television career. His impact was immediate, and soon found himself up for a Logie award for "Most Popular New Talent" at the 2004 TV Week Logie Awards.
In March, 2004, Chris accepted an exciting offer to become the new presenter and vet on Channel Nine’s Burke's Backyard program where he worked alongside the pioneer of lifestyle television Don Burke. Chris also writes for Burke’s Backyard magazine as well appearing on other Nine programs and is a regular on Triple M radio’s breakfast show The Cage.
Chris has released his first book, The Family Guide to Pets. Despite his busy schedule, Chris still practices as a vet and wrote the book to help people make the right decision when choosing a pet; while showing them how to have some fun along the way.