Vet to bring an­i­mal at­trac­tion to show

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS - Bryce Luff

A MUR­DOCH Univer­sity vet and for­mer Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege stu­dent will star in the TV pro­gram Bondi Vet.

Dr Peter Ricci, who works as an emer­gency and crit­i­cal care vet at Mur­doch’s An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal and Perth Zoo, was one of four cho­sen to re­place Chris Brown as the face of the show.

Dr Ricci will be joined by Dr Alex Hynes (Queens­land), Dr Danni Dusek (Vic­to­ria) and Dr Lewis Hunt (NSW), with the quar­tet picked from a pool of more than a thou­sand en­trants.

Dr Ricci said he was “ec­static” with the news.

“I think I’m just look­ing for­ward to telling a few sto­ries,” he said.

“There’s some cool stuff that hap­pens where I work and we don’t get to tell those sto­ries to ev­ery­one and now we do, so I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to shar­ing that with ev­ery­one. Pic­ture/ Face­book.

“It’s go­ing to be ex­cit­ing.” Dr Ricci said he had grown up want­ing to be a vet.

“I al­ways had the pas­sion,” he said.

“I grew up around an­i­mals, my fam­ily are an­i­mal mad and we love an­i­mals.

“It was some­thing worth do­ing the work for and work­ing hard to achieve.”

Pro­fes­sor Peter Irwin, prin­ci­pal of the Col­lege of Vet­eri­nary Medicine at Mur­doch Univer­sity, said Dr Ricci was a won­der­ful vet­eri­nar­ian whose pas­sion was ob­vi­ous.

“Pete is one of the many out­stand­ing vet­eri­nar­i­ans we have at the An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal and is an in­spir­ing ed­u­ca­tor of our vet­eri­nary stu­dents,” he said.

“We are thrilled for Pete on this well-de­served op­por­tu­nity and look for­ward to watch­ing him share his vet­eri­nary ex­per­tise and in­fec­tious per­son­al­ity with the na­tion and even the world.”

Dr Danni Dusek, Dr Lewis Hunt, Dr Alex Hynes and Dr Peter Ricci.

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