BONDI vet Chris Brown visited Bendigo on Saturday for a meet and greet with shoppers at Strathfieldsaye Supa IGA and Champions Supa IGA in Kangaroo Flat.
The in-store event meant only people, no animals, had the chance to meet the celebrity vet but it is believed one fan saddled up a horse in the Kangaroo Flat car park in the hope Dr Brown would venture outside.
Meanwhile, at Strathfieldsaye Supa IGA, hundreds of people lined up to pose for photos with Dr Brown.
Acting store manager Monica Duncan said the event had been well-received.
"It all came about because of an Optimum brand competition," she said.
"They ran a competition to get him in-store and we got the stock.
"They then contacted us about a month ago to say we were one of the winners and he'd be coming to do a meet and greet with the locals."
Dr Brown is known for his role in the TV series The Bondi Vet.