Get to know the vet who knew Red Dog
LOOKING after the cheeky yet legendary dog “Red Dog” was just part of Mosman Park vet Dr Rick Fenny’s career.
Dr Fenny, who began his career in the Kimberley, will feature in the onehour special feature Desert Vet on the Seven Network on January 10.
The animal lover who knew Red Dog his entire life said he had many stories on the beloved animal.
“I have lots of stories about that dog; he was a real party animal,” he said.
“That dog always lived for parties and gathering, no matter where it was.
“Barbecue, cricket matches, any community event, he would just materialise.
“Red Dog was the alpha male roaming around the countryside.
“He just carved out his own life and we all just let him do it. He was a loveable stray.”
Dr Fenny, who grew up in Albany and has built up a large network of vet practices in Australia, said the show was a good way to promote everything WA.
“I grew up in Albany, so going to the country wasn’t too out of my comfort zone,” he said.
“I moved to West Kimberley when I just finished vet school.”
“I have worked with all these animals in my 50 years and this career is incredibly rewarding.”
“Desert Vet has given me the opportunity to tell my personal story and my life. If I can convince 100 people from the eastern states to visit WA it will be a success.
“WA is such a unique place and it is great I have the opportunity to showcase that.”
The show will air on the Seven Network on January 10 at 7.30pm.