Dr Lisa Chimes

Vet, TV Presenter and Advocate for Animal Welfare

Dr. Lisa Chimes is a prominent figure in the veterinary world, seamlessly balancing her roles as a dedicated practitioner, television personality, and advocate for animal welfare.

Since 2008, she has been an integral part of Sydney’s Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), showcasing her expertise and compassion. Her TV journey began in 2009 with “Bondi Vet,” a show that documented the challenges of the 24-hour emergency unit at SASH alongside Dr. Chris Brown.

Dr. Lisa’s television presence continued to grow with the premiere of “Dr. Lisa To The Rescue” on the Nine Network in July 2015. This reality show showcases her passion for finding forever homes for rescue dogs, taking viewers behind the scenes at various rescue organizations like the Animal Welfare League. Beyond her veterinary work, Dr. Lisa is a beloved media personality, making appearances on popular shows such as Channel Ten’s Ready Steady Cook, The Project, The Circle, Breakfast, Ten News, The Nine Network’s Mornings, Studio 10, and Today Extra. Her insights and expertise have also been featured in newspapers, magazines, and radio interviews.

Beyond her TV career, Dr. Lisa has embraced roles as a brand ambassador for pet care products, including NexGard and NexGard Spectra, and Real Pet Foods Co. Her commitment to animal welfare is evident in her roles as an ambassador for RSPCA NSW and Vets for Climate Action. Dr Lisa is also the founder and CEO of DOG by Dr Lisa and CAT by Dr Lisa.

In her personal life, Dr. Lisa is a mother of four human kids and shares her home with two poodle-cross rescue dogs and a Devon Rex cat. Her dedication to the well-being of animals, both professionally and personally, defines her as a respected figure in the veterinary and media communities.

More About Dr Lisa Chimes

Dr Lisa Chimes graduated from Sydney University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with first class honours and moved to Melbourne to complete an internship in veterinary emergency and critical care. Lisa started working at SASH as an emergency and critical care veterinarian in 2008 soon after the hospital opened.

In 2010 she became a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in the Small Animal Medicine chapter. Lisa helped establish SASH’s canine blood bank to help provide life-saving blood transfusions for their patients. She enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine, with an interest in trauma, envenomations and toxicological emergencies.


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