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Jenner has been an Australian newspaper and magazine cartoonist for over twenty years, drawing professionally and non-professionally in both the Australian and US scene in the small amount of time outside his duties as a full-time doctor. He is currently working in a city general practice, and has adopted the anonymous pen name Jenner as an ethical courtesy. Although a daily strip on the Internet is four years old, his Doc Rat character has been appearing in medical and non-medical magazines for over a decade, including Bush Alert, vicdoc and the Medical Journal of Australia. Jenner currently editorial cartoonist for Australian Doctor Weekly.
Sep/Oct 19

Sep/Oct 2019 Caption Competition

Sep/Oct 2019 Caption Competition published on

The winning entry is by Joshua Morris


“See?  I’m a real doctor.  I got a name tag and this funny looking thing around my neck.”


– Timmie, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA

“I invent exotic names for simple diseases because the insurance does not pay $ 500 for a simple cold.”

– Daniel,  Basel, Switzerland


“Of course I’m a peacock – who else would they send to sort out your prostate problem?”

– Valérie Falconer, Born in Lille, France


– Ed Rush, Atascadero, California, USA

“I’m a peacock. My father was the queuecock; he invented doctors’ waiting rooms.”


“Why yes, I was considered “wild” in my youth. Why do you ask?”

[Think about it, people… Jenner]

– Max Goof, Dublin, Ohio, USA


“Professional ethics – I never raise my tail when I’m on duty.”

– Jenner

Jul/Aug 19

Jul/Aug 2019 Caption Competition

Jul/Aug 2019 Caption Competition published on

The winning entry is by Nathan House, of Kingston, Tasmania, Australia.


“Are you sure a horse can get swine flu?”
– Jean Hoehn, Appleton Wisconsin, USA

“It’s O.K.  It’s a hippocampic syringe.”
– Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales

“Your new arms are nicely formed – Let’s see whether this next shot can give you legs too!”
– Tim Baverstock, Luton, UK

“Block with the right, jab with the left.”
– Darren Perlongo, Alstead, New Hampshire, USA

“Ready for some extra horse power!”
– KSClaw, Denmark

“Glad it’s not a horse needle.”
– M Henry, Reidsville, North Carolina, USA

“HERD immunity? Now, that I LIKE!”
– Jenner


Caption winners and the Nov/Dec 2019 Caption Competition

Caption winners and the Nov/Dec 2019 Caption Competition published on

Here are the last two winning entries, for all of you who entered. The first is a seahorse receiving a shot (of what?) The second is Doctor Bill, a social media celebrity medic, who happens to be an unbelievably gorgeous peacock. Ben and Daniella were following his videos on EweTube (here). So what did you all think Doctor Bill had to say for himself when you met him in person?

The real-life inspiration for Doc Rat's Doctor Bill
Doctor Mike

Sep/Oct 19
Joshua Morris caption competition winner CC-84

(Doctor Bill was inspired by Doctor Mike, who can be found on YouTube. Check it out, to see what all the fuss is about. To help identify him, I’ve drawn a useful caricature. Doctor Mike is a family physician, like me, so he gets my vote of approval.)

Jul/Aug 19
Nathan House caption competition winner CC-83

Click on the picture to be taken to the competition page. Then send me the funniest caption you can think of, and if yours makes me laugh the most, you’ll win the actual picture itself. Get to it.

Use your imagination and come up with something funny to complete the cartoon. The competition winners have usually been those whose caption adds more to the joke than just a recap of the picture. Pertinent, off-the-wall or sometimes just surreal in a perfectly-focused way. So go ahead – try your luck. You could be the next person to find some free, original Doc Rat artwork winging its way to your home. 

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