Dad, daughter duo could be the new Bondi Vet stars
DESPITE being on the receiving end of practical jokes and hearing embarrassing childhood stories told to clients through consult room walls, vet Liv Lemmon wouldn't change working for her dad and "best friend" for the world.
And the antics that go on at Northern Beaches Vet Hospital could be splashed on TV screens across Australia, with Liv and her dad David Lemmon nominating to be the next Bondi Vet in a new series.
The duo filmed a video - with funny outtakes - and were surprised when they heard from the producers asking to share theirs on Facebook.
"Following vets in their everyday lives (would be a great show)," Liv said.
"On Monday I was helping a horse in the mud, then vaccinating a little kitten, meanwhile I've been treating a turtle we set back into the wild ... and it's only Wednesday!
"So vets' everyday lives are very busy and a lot of interesting things happen here. Dad and I are always having a good laugh along the way so we just thought it'd make for some good entertainment."
The 26-year-old, who has been working at her dad's clinic for about a year and a half, said her dad made the best co-worker.
"We're pretty much like best friends so we're always competing to be the funniest behind the scenes here and we (also) have each others' backs and help each other through the tough times too," Liv said.
"It's so fun to work with someone you get along with so well and I'm pretty lucky that I get along so well with my dad."
Along with the serious side of their jobs, the pair always have ways of making work fun.
"The other day I was in one consult room and Dad was in the other, the whole time I could hear him telling embarrassing stories about me to a client," Liv laughed.
"I was cringing and shaking my head and he was in the other room having a laugh at my expense.
"There's never any harsh feelings, it's always very funny. "(Our clients) know we're larrikins but at the same time caring and compassionate and at the end of the day that's what you want in a vet, someone who cares about you and your pets but also can have a laugh at all the silly things in the vet hospital."
Despite the nomination video only being posted Tuesday, the Mackay father-daughter team has already received hundreds of comments of support, likes and shares.
"It's been so overwhelming to see how much support we're getting from the Mackay community," Liv said.
"Obviously Dad's been a vet here in Mackay for over 30 years, so it's a bit of an honour to work alongside him as he has such a good support and everybody loves him as much as I do."
If successful, the TV special would be filmed here in Mackay.
"If we got it, it'd be busy and hopefully the rest of Australia would be able to see a vet practice that is very busy, treats all animals and there's obviously some hard and sad times in the vet world but there's also some really funny times and the rest of Australia would enjoy watching it," Liv said.
"Dad and I enjoy talking and talking to people so hopefully we'd make a good pair on the TV.
"The producers would come here and film here; we'd hope it'd be more of a fly on the wall production where people can just watch us in our everyday lives."
If it's filmed at the Northern Beaches, Liv's already thinking about alternate names to Bondi Vet.
"Maybe Lemmon Vets ... Sour Vets? That's just a joke... maybe Beaches Vets. It has to be quite catchy," she laughed.
"Dad and I wear our hearts on our sleeves and what you see is what you get and hopefully people like what they see," Liv said, adding there was only one more thing that could tip them over the edge to win the talent search.
"We just need Dad to look a bit more like (Bondi Vet) Chris Brown I think," she laughed.
To show your support for the pair, leave a comment on their page HERE.