Maverick Vet Goes Wild
Jan. 5, 2015 - Dr. Scott Sims is one of Hawaii’s best-kept local secrets. He’s known as the Barefoot Vet and he’s not your typical veterinarian.
Dr. Sims treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets, he’s the one they call. Some clients live in hard to reach locations, but if an animal is hurt Dr. Sims always finds a way to get there, even if he has to walk, ride a horse, drive an ATV, fly a plane, or swim. It’s a wild job that’s an adventure every day. The new series Aloha Vet premieres on Saturday, March 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, on Nat Geo WILD (For more information on Aloha Vet, visit www.natgeowild.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR).
Nat Geo WILD cameras follow Dr. Sims through his busy days as the main local veterinarian in Kauai. His phone never stops ringing, his hours are long and he rarely gets a full night of sleep. With a heart of gold, Dr. Sims will help any animal that can walk, crawl, fly or swim.
While Dr. Sims is a vet who treats all animals big and small, it’s quite often in unusual places. In this series, he rescues a sea turtle caught in fishing line, saves an unconscious horse stuck in a river bed, and brings sight back to a pig blinded for years.
His workplace puts him in the unique position to help domestic and wild animals all over the island. In one week he’ll care for a variety of animals including horses, dogs, cats, goats, birds, reptiles, fish, and sea turtles.
Whether he’s performing procedures on mountaintops, near waterfalls, on secluded beaches, or on the tailgate of a truck, one thing is certain: the animals are in good hands. Follow the Aloha Vet as he ventures across the rural islands of Hawaii, doing whatever it takes to help all creatures great and small.
Aloha Vet is produced by Shine America for Nat Geo WILD. Shine America executive producers are Eden Gaha and Mike Aho. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Tracy Rudolph Jackson; senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering; and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.