Real life Red Dog vet to address Kalamunda business breakfast

Red Dog vet Rick Fenny. Picture: Supplied
Red Dog vet Rick Fenny. Picture: Supplied

DESERT vet Rick Fenny will share tales of his life on the road when he meets with aspiring entrepreneurs in Kalamunda tomorrow.

Dr Fenny, who is also known as the real life vet to Red Dog, roamed the Pilbara in the ‘70s and inspired the hugely popular Red Dog movies.

He will address the Kalamunda Business Breakfast Conversations Group on the topic of ‘think big, act small, and be personable’.

Group spokesman Barry Urquhart said the popular vet founded a network of vet clinics and tourism ventures in his name, investing about $50 million in WA and currently employing 110 staff across his commercial interests.

Dr Fenny recently starred in the non-reality TV show Desert Vet seen by more than 812,000 viewers.

Mr Urquhart said the 69-year-old vet was a highly motivated inspirational businessman and a grandfather of 11.

“Small businesses are doing it tough right now and Mr Fenny is a great study of a business success,” he said.

The popular vet said he had no desire to slow down or retire.

“Right now, I’ve got my sights set on creating Desert Vet into a series that showcases WA’s most breathtaking scenery and tourism drawcards, of course, gives people an insight into caring for all manner of animals and wildlife,” Dr Fenny said.

“The tourism, hospitality and service sectors are tremendously rewarding and I’d like to think part of my legacy can be giving back to this great state by showcasing it to a global audience.”

To find out more about the breakfast club, email urquhart@marketingfocus.net.au or call (08) 9257 1777.

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