2010 University of Sydney Pet Fair

Dr Chris Brown

On Sat, 28th Aug Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital hosted the biggest annual Pet Fair to date with record numbers in attendance, perfect weather and some help from fun-loving media personality, Bondi Vet’s Dr Chris Brown.

Thousands of Sydney animal lovers and families came along to spend a day out with their pets and to take advantage of all the terrific activities and free entertainment on offer. Dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, ferrets and even a pet chicken streamed through the gates and were enjoying the sunny day out as much as their owners.
With Hills onboard as the major sponsor there was non-stop action with the NSW Police Dog demonstrations, Psycho’s Flyball, dog behaviouralist Steve Austin, the La Perouse snake man, a petting zoo and the Best Pet competitions. Celebrity vet Dr Chris Brown had the challenging job of choosing the winners of the Best Pet competition. All the entrants were incredibly worthy of first prize but unfortunately there could only be one winner.

View photo gallery at the bottom of this page.

Best Pet competition winners:

  • Cutest pet: Isabella Niven and her pet chicken ‘Porridge’
  • Pet most like its owner: Ian Moore and English Sheepdog ‘Dee’
  • Best dressed: Yasmine Stansbury and dog ‘Skye’
  • Best pet trick: Victoria Fernandez and dog ‘Minnie’

Pet owners took full advantage of the free pet health checks on offer performed by final year veterinary science students under the supervision of the Hospital’s certified veterinarians. For the students this was an invaluable, hands-on practical experience that will assist with their preparation for becoming qualified veterinarians.
Other highlights included the prestigious Cat Show, wildlife and exotic pet displays, sausage sizzle, face painting, a giant jumping castle, a raffle with fabulous prizes and there was a great deal to spoil the animals with from the many stalls selling or giving away pet products.

Pet Fair organiser Craig Lord said, This year the Pet Fair was our most successful yet, it just keeps getting bigger and better. It was great to see so many Sydneysiders enjoying a day out with their pets.

All images are courtesy of photographer Cynthia Sciberras

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Craig Lord, Natascha Koepsel, Dr Chris Brown
Yasmine Stansbury & her dog Skye-winner of best dressed
Isabella & Porridge -winner of cutest pet
Shonai & dog Alba
Craig Lord,
Dr Chris Brown,
Natascha Koepsel
Yasmine & dog Skye-
winner of best dressed
Isabella & Porridge -
winner of cutest pet

Shonai & dog Alba 

Cutest pet
look a like
dog Trista
dog Slinky

Cutest pet

Ian Moore & dog Dee
winner of the
look-a-like competition

Alira Graham &
dog Trista

Renoch Ranocchiari
& dog Slinky

Vet students
Dr Brown & Sugar
rabbit Wednesday

Dr Chris Brown & 
vet  students

Winner of 'Vet's Choice'
cat competition
Sugar & Dr Chris Brown

Kendall Bailey & Nathan Pye
with rabbit Wednesday

Police and their dog
Parrot & his owner
dog Pepper

Police Dog Demonstrations 

James &
Eclectus parrot

 David & Melissa
& dog Pepper

Paul Canfield
Alira Graham
Dr Chris Brown Bengal

MC Prof Paul Canfield

Alira Graham having
her face painted

Dr Chris Brown &
Bengal cat from
the Cat Show