Kearns vet one step closer to stardom

Kearns veterinarian Dr Simone Maher is one step closer to becoming a star on Network Ten’s, Bondi Vet – but she needs your help.

Dr Maher was selected by the show’s producers as one of the Top 50 vets in their Vet Search.

The Animal Welfare League NSW veterinarian’s spot in the top 5 will be determined by a public vote and the Bondi Vet producers.

If she is successful Dr Maher will replace the show’s former star, Dr Chris Brown. 

Dr Maher said she wanted to be the next Bondi Vet because it was an opportunity to educate people in an entertaining way.

“It goes without saying that I am passionate about animals and their welfare,” she said.

“But as I tell vet students, a really good vet has to love people as well – you need to be a good communicator and an even better listener.”

She was chosen from a pool of approximately 400 vets who applied for the role.

As the only animal shelter vet in the Top 50, Dr Maher said she had a unique opportunity to showcase the stories of homeless and abused animals at Animal Welfare League NSW.

“Highlighting the theme of responsible pet ownership with the individual stories of my patients can only be a positive thing,” she said.

“Improving the bond between pets and their people results in happiness all round – and ultimately a reduction in animal homelessness.

“That right there would be mission accomplished.”

To vote for Dr Simone Maher to be the next Bondi Vet, visit