Dr. Scott Sims...........................
Jon Patch and crew talk to Dr. Scott Sims, one of Hawaii’s best-kept local secrets. Not your typical veterinarian, he treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets and livestock, he’s the one they call. Some clients live in hard-to-reach locations, but if an animal needs help, 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. AlohaVet airs Saturdays at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD.
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On the rugged island of Kauai, Dr. Scott Sims, DVM is only one animal doctor who is known for his ability to treat any case both big and small.
Always one to take on adventures, Dr. Scott will race to the beach on horseback to help a monk seal or ride an ATV to a remote field to spay a feral cat population. Dr. Scott knows no limits and will go any lengths to help save the lives of every animal on the islands of Hawaii.
He even built and pilots his own plane to make house calls to surrounding islands, Oahu and Molokai.
Dr. Scott is the owner of Pegasus Veterinary Clinic located in his home in Hawaii. Along with his two assistants, Dia and Ella, Dr. Scott and his team handle a wide variety of animals, both domestic and wild. His days are anything but boring as he traverses the wild, rural, and oceanic grounds Kauai offers up.
He graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Zoology in 1979; then UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and co-founded Davis Wildlife Care Association. Scott owned and operated a veterinary clinic in Novato, CA and remained there until 2002 when he transferred the practice to his new residence in Kauai. Scott is single and does not have any kids, except his parrot, Oliver, whom he loves dearly.
Before Scott arrived, the islands were in desperate need of help. Many animals, both domestic and wild had nobody to answer their call. The locals on the island call him the "Barefoot Vet" because he is shoeless…most of the time. While Dr. Scott mostly performs surgeries and procedures in his office, he's been known to respond emergency calls out in the wild.
Since Dr. Scott is one of the only vets on the island, his clinic usually has a line out the door. The Pegasus Veterinary Clinic's services are depended on greatly, typically seeing around 20 patients a day. Since Scott's clinic operates out of his home, it's not unusual for him to perform surgeries on some of his toughest cases day or night. His helpful staff—Dia and Ella—are right by his side assisting him in any way they can. Dr. Scott is positively relentless in helping all animals both great and small.